The School of Veterinary Medicine seeks students who exhibit strong academic potential; those who are compassionate, flexible, scientific-minded, and motivated. Students must be aware of the realities of veterinary medicine and be familiar with the ethical questions they will face in their daily work as a practicing veterinarian. They must have a sense of community responsibility and be interested in lifelong learning. While the majority of our students hail from the United States, St. George’s University’s diverse student body, comprises individuals from many different countries and cultures, bringing together a wide range of educational and work backgrounds. This dedication to the scientific study of medicine combined with a truly global experience, sets SGU apart from more traditional schools.

Students can enter St. George’s University in two different ways: as a preveterinary student, or as students who have completed their baccalaureate degree, directly into the four year veterinary medical program. Successful completion of the preveterinary medical program provides a firm scientific foundation for promotion into the veterinary medical program. Dual degree programs provide veterinary students with the opportunity to study public health or to pursue an MSc in research with areas of concentration in Anatomy, Aquatic Animal Health, Anatomical Pathology, Bacteriology, Clinical Pathology, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Parasitology, Pharmacology, Small Animal Clinical Sciences, or Wildlife Conservation Medicine while pursuing their veterinary education.

Additionally, preveterinary medical students who do not hold a first degree and wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in the course of their studies may be eligible to do so. Evaluation of prior educational background will determine eligibility and appropriate placement within the BS/DVM program.