St. George’s University (SGU) School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, has established a combined degree program with St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario.
Through the partnership, students at St. Lawrence can complete the Ontario College Advanced Diploma Veterinary Technology Program and gain admittance to SGU’s veterinary medical program. The program at SGU is four years, the last of which will be spent at one of 29 clinical programs across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with St. Lawrence College, which opens a pathway for prospective veterinarians to join us here in Grenada,” said Charles R. Modica, Chancellor at St. George’s University. “We are confident that these students will excel in their studies and in their careers, and will be more than prepared to effectively treat their patients, both big and small.”
To qualify, St. Lawrence students must express interest in the joint degree program upon gaining entry. They must also register a competitive GPA and competitive score on their Graduate Record Examination in addition to meeting the School of Veterinary Medicine’s admission criteria.
“We are really excited with this opportunity for our students who are exceptional veterinary health care providers. We believe that they will bring a new ‘hands on’ perspective to their classmates at St. George’s and will go on to become veterinary medical leaders in their communities,” said Glenn Vollebregt, president and CEO of St. Lawrence College.
St. Lawrence College becomes the second Canadian institution with which St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine has formed a combined program. The other is Niagara Christian Community of Schools, also in Ontario.
Collectively, St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine has more than a dozen combined degree programs in place across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Sri Lanka.