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Is St. George’s University accredited?
The School of Veterinary Medicine is now one of the few schools in the world accredited by both the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) in the United States and Canada, as well as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the United Kingdom.
Are you approved in all 50 states?
Yes, we are AVMA accredited.
Are you approved in Canada?
Yes, we are AVMA/CVA accredited. AVMA accreditation includes accreditation by the Canadian Veterinary Association.
Are there any additional exams required to practice in the US/Canada?
No, being AVMA/CVA accredited our graduates are only required to sit the NAVLE, and the specific state/provincial licensing exam, in the state/province they want to practice in. The examination process is the same as all the graduates from US/Canadian veterinary schools.
Is a bachelor’s degree required?
It is preferred that North American applicants to the four year program have a bachelors degree or the equivalent, but Faculty Student Selection Committee will consider applicants with an exceptional background who have 60 or more credit hours – including the necessary science prerequisites.
What are the average overall and science GPA and GRE score of entering DVM students?
The average cumulative GPA is a 3.2 and the average Science GPA is a 3.1. The average GRE score is a 304 on the new exam. These are our averages, we do not have minimums. The Faculty Student Selection Committee also takes into consideration students who maintained jobs and/or extra-curricular activities which may have affected their grades.
Is the GRE required?
For the 2023/2024 application cycle, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine does not require a GRE score to be submitted as part of your application.
How do you calculate your science GPA? Are math courses included?
Yes, math courses are included. Science GPA is calculated using biology, chemistry, physics and math courses.
How do we calculate repeated courses? If I retake a class, is the GPA averaged or is there "Grade Forgiveness"?
If the class is repeated at the same institution, or at a sister institution with the same course number, the grade of the prior attempt is forgiven. If you resit the class at another institution we do not allow for grade forgiveness
How many hours of animal experience are required?
The Faculty Student Selection Committee (FSSC) does not stipulate a minimum number of hours of animal experience. We seek students who are passionate about the study and have undertaken efforts to get a feeling for the essence of the veterinary profession. We encourage applicants to have garnered experience working with companion animals as well as large animals. Work with other animals like exotics and lab animals, as well as research and regulatory experience, will be considered as additional strong points in the application.
Where are the interviews conducted? Do I have to travel to Grenada for the interview?
Interviews are conducted throughout the United States, Canada, and in many countries throughout the world. We utilize mainly our graduates who are trained to conduct interviews. Students may travel to Grenada for their interview, and we encourage students to see the campus and our facilities as this is one of the biggest decisions of your life. Students take advantage of our See SGU program to visit Grenada and schedule their interviews while there.
Does St. George’s University accept letters that are sent through Interfolio, Docufied, or Virtual Eval?
Yes, we subscribe to these services. To take advantage of these services, please speak with your undergraduate institutions.
Are there specific forms that are needed for the letters of recommendations?
No, the letters should speak to one’s academic ability, sense of community and team work spirit. A minimum of two individual or one committee letter is required and we prefer that the letters come from science professors. For those applying to the School of Veterinary Medicine, one of the letters of recommendations must be from a veterinarian with whom you have worked.
How long does the admission process take?
Your admission counselor will contact you to confirm receipt of an application and fee and will let you if you are missing any documents to complete your application. A determination of a possible interview will take place within two weeks of when your application and supporting documents are all verified. After the interview, your admissions counselor will send you an updated regarding the timeframe as to when you will receive your determination.
Where do I send all my admission documents? What address do I use?
Applicants to the School of Veterinary Medicine or any graduate programs, including preveterinary or the foundation program, please send all documents to:
St. George’s University
c/o University Support Services, LLC
The North American Correspondent
Office of Admission
3500 Sunrise Highway
Great River, NY 11739
What is the application fee?
The application fee for the School of Veterinary Medicine is US $50 made payable to University Support Services, LLC.
Graduation and Federal Loan Credit Default Rates
What is SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine graduation rate?
SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine Graduation Rate
SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine graduation rate1 is 88% for all students who began in 2017.1
1Completed the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program to date.
What is SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine student loan default rate?
SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine cohort default rate1 is below one percent (0.0%) for federal fiscal year 2018, which is below the average student loan default rate at most US-based schools (7.3%), as well as the average rate for US veterinary medical schools (2.7%)2.
1Cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrowers who enter repayment during a particular federal fiscal year and default on their obligations. 2 Most recent data available at Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools