Experience Excellence in Veterinary Medical Training

A degree that takes you beyond your backyard.

At SGU’s School of Veterinary Medicine, we help students pursue their passion for animals and contribute to a greater mission. From this international campus that integrates both a veterinary school and medical school, as well as a world-renowned research facility – Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), SGU professors and students have made globally recognized discoveries that influence the fields of medicine, renewable energy, zoonotics, marine biology, public health, and more.

 

You can take part in this international education whether you are starting from scratch or want to make use of existing college credits. We offer flexible degree programs as well as unique dual degrees that allow vet students to also launch careers as researchers, public health advocates, executive leaders, and educators. This is where your future begins.

  • The AVMA accreditation you need to practice.

    SGU meets the requirements you need for your career, no matter where you want to practice as a veterinarian. Our students earn AVMA COE-accredited degrees that allow them to work in the US, Canada, and beyond. Earn the credentials you need from our Caribbean location, and get the chance to experience your potential on a global level.

  • NAVLE pass rates that mean you’ll be prepared to work.

    You can’t practice if you aren’t prepared. In 2018/2019, SGU graduates proved they were ready to start their careers with a 92 percent pass rate on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

  • Career-focused network of affiliated schools.

    In the fourth year of the SGU DVM program, students complete clinical training at one of 31 affiliated schools and clinical facilities in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, and Australia – 25 of which are located in the US. You can network for the career path you want while gaining international experience and learning to apply it to your local clinic.

Prepare for what lies ahead in a program that puts your passion into practice.

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Find the program that suits you.

We offer a range of entry points into our Doctor of Veterinary of Medicine program that accommodates applicants of all educational systems and academic backgrounds. The 5-, 6-, and 7-year programs are designed for students that need to complete pre-medical coursework requirements prior to entering the traditional 4-year program.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine entry options.

4-Year DVM Program

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
with appropriate science emphasis

The first two years combine basic science curriculum and clinical skills courses that involve simulation models, hands-on laboratory, and didactic and small-group experiential learning sessions. Year three intensifies training with live small-animal surgery and medicine courses. The final year includes 48 weeks of clinical training at one of our AVMA-accredited affiliated veterinary medical schools.

5-Year DVM Program

Qualifications

IB Diploma or a minimum of three GCE Advanced Level Examinations (or the equivalent) with strong science grades
Or
Minimum of 60 university/college undergraduate-level credits that include all science foundation courses, except Biochemistry and Genetics

166 credits
1 year of clinical training
Years 1 – 4: Grenada
Year 5: US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, or Grenada

CURRICULUM

  • Basic Animal Physiology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Lab
  • Biomedical Anatomy
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Communications for the Health Professionals I
  • Communications for the Health Professionals II
  • Genetics
  • Introduction to Veterinary Science and Medicine
  • Learning Strategy/Pre Prof Prog
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology + lab
  • Social Science and Medicine

6-Year DVM Program

Qualifications

A matriculation examination, such as the South African or Australian examination (or equivalent), with strong science grades
Or
Minimum of 30 university/college undergraduate-level credits that include some science foundation courses

191 credits
1 year of clinical training
Years 1 – 5: Grenada
Year 6: US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, or Grenada

CURRICULUM

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Conservation and the Environment
  • Grenada Wildlife and Habitats
  • General Physics I
  • General Physics II
  • Organic Chemistry I + lab
  • Organic Chemistry II + lab
  • Public Speaking
  • Statistics

7-Year DVM Program

Qualifications

Passes in GCSE Ordinary Levels (or equivalent) in mathematics, science, biology, chemistry, English, and at least one other subject
Or
High school diploma (or equivalent) with strong GPA in science and SAT scores

221 credits
1 year of clinical training
Years 1 – 6: Grenada
Year 7: US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, or Grenada

Curriculum

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Biology and Diversity of Life
  • College English
  • College Mathematics
  • Computer Concepts and Applications
  • General Biology
  • General Chemistry I + lab
  • General Chemistry II + lab
  • Introduction to Psychology

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program (DVM)

What to expect over the next four years.

Years 1 and 2:

Combine basic science curriculum with clinical skills. Students engage in hands-on laboratory, simulation models, and didactic and small-group experiential learning sessions. Introductory medicine and surgery courses begin at the end of year two.

Veterinary medical year I

TERM 1 – 21 credits

  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Welfare and Behavior
  • Professionalism
  • Radiology I
  • Veterinary Anatomy I
  • Veterinary Clinical Orientation
  • Veterinary Histology and Embryology
  • Veterinary Physiology I
  • Veterinary Research Investigator I

TERM 2 – 21 credits

  • Veterinary Anatomy II
  • Veterinary Bacteriology/Mycology
  • Veterinary Immunology
  • Veterinary Pharmacology I
  • Veterinary Physical Diagnosis I
  • Veterinary Physiology II
  • Veterinary Research Investigator II
  • Radiology II

Veterinary medical year II

TERM 3 – 22 credits

  • Clinical Pathology
  • Ethics in Veterinary Practice
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Veterinary Pathology I
  • Veterinary Pharmacology II
  • Veterinary Physical Diagnosis II
  • Veterinary Research Investigator III
  • Veterinary Virology

TERM 4 – 21 credits

  • Avian, Fish and Exotic Animal Diseases
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine
  • Introduction to Surgical Skills
  • Veterinary Anesthesiology
  • Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Veterinary Pathology II
  • Veterinary Public Health
  • Veterinary Research Investigator IV

Year 3:

Training becomes more intensive in year three as courses involve live animal surgery and medicine. Students also take part in clinical rotations at the SGU Small Animal Clinic and on the Large Animal Ambulatory Services rotation. This completes preparation for the fourth year of clinical training.

Veterinary medical year III

TERM 5 – 22 credits

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • Junior Surgery and Anesthesiology Laboratory
  • Large Animal Surgery
  • Small Animal Medicine I
  • Small Animal Surgery
  • Theriogenology

TERM 6 – 21 credits (selectives – any two)

  • Ambulatory Services
  • Equine Internal Medicine
  • Food Animal Internal Medicine
  • Laboratory Diagnostics
  • Professional Veterinary Development
  • Small Animal Clinical Services
  • Small Animal Medicine II
  • Veterinary Toxicology
  • Selectives – any two:
    • Animal Behavior
    • Advanced Cardiology in SAM
    • Advanced Clinical Exotic Pet Medicine and Surgery
    • Advanced Topics in Dermatology
    • Molecular Techniques and Their Applications in Veterinary Medicine
    • Problem Solving in Veterinary Parasitology
    • Small Animal Nutrition
    • Special Topics in Emergency Critical Care
    • Special Topics in Equine Practice
    • Special Topics in Small Animal Orthopedic Surgery
    • Veterinary Public Health: A Global Perspective

Final year:

The last year includes 48 weeks of clinical training, which can take place at one of the 31 AVMA-accredited affiliated veterinary medical schools in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, or Australia. Through these partnerships, students are fully integrated and train alongside final-year students at these schools. The clinical training is accompanied by 20 weeks of instruction in core subjects, and 28 weeks of electives that may represent a continuation of core subjects or a selection of specialty areas.

Veterinary medical year IV

Clinical training – 48 weeks

Instruction in clinical core subjects – 20 weeks

  • Minimum of 4 weeks in:
    • Small Animal Medicine
    • Small Animal Surgery
  • Minimum of 2 weeks in:
    • Clinical Anesthesiology
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Diagnostic Laboratory

 

 

  • Minimum of 6 weeks in:
    • Large Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Remaining weeks:
    • Elective rotations including specialty rotations such as ophthalmology and dermatology

* This listing does not indicate the sequence of courses. The core rotation schedules are determined by the hospital at the time students are admitted into the clinical program. In general, students complete their core rotations before doing additional requirements and electives. Electives listed are examples of the many options available. Elective choices and schedules are arranged individually by students, in consultation with the hospital administration.

Break away from the herd.

Stand out as a leader in veterinary medicine by earning a dual degree.

With a dual degree, you can achieve your dream of becoming a veterinarian while realizing your potential as a researcher, public health advocate, business executive, and more.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Public Health (DVM/MPH)

    Do you see the connection between the animal and human world? Animal health and its connection to the human population are explored in the DVM/MPH dual degree program. A public health degree provides students with a unique understanding of veterinary epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, social and behavioral sciences, and environmental health. Your dual-degree can prepare you for a career in public health.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/Master of Science (DVM/MSC)

    Are you interested in advanced medical research? By combining your passion for animals with your interest in clinical research, you can earn a dual degree that opens the door to a specialized career in advanced veterinary medicine research. Conduct active, original bench and field research in areas like bacteriology, marine medicine, parasitology, virology, and more.

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine/MBA in Multi-Sector Health Management (DVM/MBA)

    Are you a leader with an entrepreneurial mindset? If your dream is to open your own clinic, or you want to pave the way to leadership roles in veterinary medicine, you may also want to earn your MBA. With a focus in Multi-Sector Health Management, you can improve your business skills while understanding the complexities of operating a veterinary practice.

  • Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BSc/DVM)

    Need to get your bachelor’s degree before starting a DVM program? Our 7-year program allows students to complete an entire Bachelor of Science degree while focusing on many of the requirements needed to earn a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Undergraduate freshmen who know the DVM is their long-term goal can do it efficiently at SGU.

Francisco Torrado, DVM

Francisco Torrado, DVM

“My experience at SGU was amazing. I felt completely prepared to enter the veterinary profession, maybe even more so than my US counterparts.”

Don’t keep your calling caged in.

Pursue your veterinary path today.

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