Effective immediately, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine will offer its student body the opportunity to perform its fourth year clinical rotations at world-renowned Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.This partnership will broaden SGUSVM students’ experiences by providing practical, hands-on experience that allows them to translate theory into practice and develop the level of confidence that can only come from participating in such a respected program.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1894, and is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine and veterinary medical education. It is consistently ranked at the top of the U.S. News and World Report’s list of “America’s Best Graduate Schools.” As part of the State University of New York at Cornell University, the College is located on the Cornell campus in Ithaca, N.Y., and is one of only three veterinary medical colleges in the Northeast.
“The partnership with St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine presents a wonderful opportunity for Cornell University to participate in the education of these bright and committed students,” said Michael I. Kotlikoff, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. “The next generation of veterinarians will need to be dedicated, passionate, and talented, and we look forward to helping St. George’s students to assume a leadership role in society and our profession.”
St. George’s University’s partnership with Cornell expands the University’s total number of veterinary medical college affiliates to 29, with 23 of the 28 U.S. schools now offering clinical training for St. George’s students. This affiliation further enhances the University’s mission to provide an internationally based veterinary medical education with worldwide practice application through superior instructional programs, public service and clinical research exposure.