Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Earn a veterinary medicine degree with global reach.
St. George’s University launched the School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999 to deliver quality medical education in an international setting, and to be one of the top veterinary schools in the world.
SGU’s veterinary medicine program offers students a unique, innovative, and international approach to veterinary medicine. Our program integrates basic science curriculum into clinical practice with the use of simulation models, case-based teaching, and 8:1 student-to-faculty ratios. Students may enter a four-, five-, six-, or seven-year academic program leading to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, depending upon their academic qualifications upon entry.
Early Veterinary Medicine Clinical Experience
Our School of Veterinary Medicine graduates not only score well on the NAVLE compared to students from US schools, but SGU veterinary medicine students also gain hands-on training a year earlier than in most programs.
Accredited School of Veterinary Medicine DVM Program
The School of Veterinary Medicine is now one of the few schools in the world to be accredited by both the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) in the United States and Canada, as well as the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the United Kingdom.
Veterinary Dual-Degree Programs
Become a leader in a veterinarian practice or as a research veterinarian by earning a dual degree that combines your veterinarian degree with a Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Science (MSc), or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
On-Campus Animal Clinic
Our Small Animal Clinic and Large Animal Facility provide students with a level of hands-on training and experience not often seen until the final year of veterinary education.
DVM Program: Path to Licensure
The North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) is taken by all students requiring licensure in the United States and can be taken during the final clinical year. Students who will practice in the United Kingdom will take the membership examination of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) after graduation.
RCVS registration entitles veterinary surgeons to practice in the UK. Note that European Union (EU) legislation which affects registration of veterinary surgeons is in place to allow free movement of EU nationals between EU member states. Therefore, EU member states are obliged to register only EU nationals who also hold an EU veterinary qualification.
SGU students and graduates are advised to check the registration or licensing requirements very carefully with the veterinary licensing authority of any/all countries where they wish to practice. Ultimately, it is their responsibility to see that their applications are properly processed in accordance with the requirements of the particular authority from which licenses are sought. The Postgraduate Licensing Division of the Office of the Registrar maintains some information on the requirements for licensure in the 54 American jurisdictions, and in many international jurisdictions; however, the University is not an agent of any licensing authority.
For precise, up-to-date information, it is students’ or graduates’ responsibility to seek that information from the licensing agency in the region, state, or country where licensure is being sought. The Division of Postgraduate Licensing supports students during the licensing process whenever necessary.
NOTE: The following websites provide current licensing information: