Veterinary Medical Phase of the DVM Program

The SGUSVM program offers students a unique, innovative, international approach to veterinary medicine. Great emphasis is placed upon clinical instruction as a method of formulating the basic science curriculum into clinical practice with the use of simulation models, case-based teaching, and outstanding student-to-faculty ratios. With state-ofthe-art teaching and laboratory facilities, students receive exemplary experiences in preparation for clinical training rotations and for general veterinary practice following graduation. Students receive extensive opportunities designed to foster the understanding and confidence required for success as veterinary professionals, including research, practice management and responsibilities of veterinarians to local and global public health.

The SGUSVM program offers three years of didactic coursework in basic sciences, public health, and introductory clinical work in large and small animal medicine and surgery in Grenada, followed by a fourth year of clinical training. The final year is 48 weeks of clinical training made up of 20 weeks of instruction in six core subjects, and 28 weeks of electives that may be a continuation of core subjects or concentrations in select specialties. We are affiliated with 32 schools of veterinary medicine. Twenty-five of these affiliated schools are in the United States, two are in the United Kingdom, two are in Canada, one is in the Republic of Ireland, one is in Australia, and one is in the Netherlands. SGU students spend their final clinical year alongside students enrolled in those institutions. The SGUSVM model of education is proven to be a successful veterinary education model through outcomes assessments of students training in the foundation curriculum at SGU, in the fourth-year clinical rotations at our AVMA-accredited affiliate schools, and as successful veterinary practitioners.