St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine Earns Full Accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, October 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — St. George’s University (SGU) School of Veterinary Medicine, Grenada, West Indies, announced that it has been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Council on Education (COE), the highest standard of achievement for veterinary medical education in the United States.
Dr. Charles Modica, St. George’s University Chancellor, in conjunction with Dr. Raymond F. Sis, Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, and members of the SVM administration and faculty, announced news of the accreditation to the 500 veterinary students, 85 percent from the United States, who are currently enrolled at SGU.
“Students who join our veterinary program with its international educational experiences will now benefit from belonging to an AVMA-accredited institution,” Dr. Modica stated. “We are proud of Dr. Sis, and his dedicated faculty and staff on this historic achievement.”
Graduating with full accreditation status, SGU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students may now qualify for licensure anywhere in the United States or Canada without first having to complete a foreign graduate examination. SGU is one of only 12 veterinary schools outside the US and Canada to be granted the AVMA accreditation.
About St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine
St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine DVM program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is authorized by the government of Grenada to confer the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree upon those candidates who successfully complete its rigorous academic requirements. Since 1999, the School has provided its culturally diverse student body with an internationally based veterinary medical education designed to prepare students for the world of global healthcare. The School is affiliated with 29 AVMA-accredited schools or colleges of veterinary medicine: 23 in the United States, two in Canada, two in the United Kingdom, one in Ireland, and one in Australia. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu
The AVMA, founded in 1863, is one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. More than 81,500 member veterinarians worldwide are engaged in a wide variety of professional activities.