Students in the Pre-Veterinary medical program, especially those admitted to the first year of the Pre-Veterinary medical program, may choose to obtain a Bachelor of Basic Veterinary Medical Sciences degree in addition to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. In order to accomplish this goal, however, appropriate guidance is needed at the beginning of the Pre-Veterinary medical program in order to ensure that all requirements are met. The students who wish to complete the BS degree should, therefore, inform the Pre-Veterinary Medical Program Director and the Office of the University Registrar of their intentions during their first semester of matriculation. All requirements for the Bachelor of Basic Veterinary Medical Sciences degree must be met before it is awarded.
Where appropriate, Pre-Veterinary medical students who wish to obtain the combined BS/DVM degree may apply for advanced standing or transfer credits through the Office of the University Registrar. Transfer or advanced standing credits can be awarded provided that a minimum of 71 credits towards the BS degree are completed at St. George’s University through the completion of the prescribed curriculum for Year 3 of the Pre-Veterinary medical program and Year 1 of the DVM degree program.
Credit is granted for the BS/DVM degree only for documented appropriate coursework for Year 3 of the Pre-Veterinary medical program and Year 1 of the DVM degree program. Only courses with a grade obtained of “C” or better will be considered for credit.
Transfer credits from academic partner institutions will be assessed according to the agreement of cooperation in place at that time.
Each student is responsible for ensuring that all related documentation, including official transcripts, grading policy, and official course descriptions are sent directly to the Office of the University Registrar, who, in turn, will forward all the documentation to the Pre-Veterinary Medical Program Office for assessment.
Students may request the opportunity to simultaneously complete the Bachelor of Basic Veterinary Medical Sciences degree late in the program; however, they may be precluded from doing so due to program and time restraints.