COE renews accreditation of St. George’s vet school

The Caribbean institution draws 89 percent of its students from the United States.

COE renews accreditation of St. George’s vet school
First-year veterinary students participate in the St. George’s 2017 white coat ceremony.

The St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine has earned full reaccreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education.

The designation, a seven-year renewal of the 2011 accreditation, permits U.S. students enrolled at St. George’s to apply for lower-interest federal loans and in-school deferments through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, the university reported.

St. George’s, situated on the island of Grenada, is one of two council-accredited veterinary schools in the Caribbean. The other is the Ross University School of School of Veterinary Medicine on St. Kitt’s.

Eighty-nine percent of St. George’s veterinary students are U.S. citizens. The school’s total enrollment is over 825.

“We’re proud that AVMA’s Council on Education continues to recognize the high caliber of our veterinary medicine program,” said Neil Olson, DVM, Ph.D., dean of the St. George’s veterinary school dean. “Since our founding two decades ago, we have graduated more than 1,400 top-notch veterinarians who are working worldwide to address the most pressing challenges in animal health.”

St. George’s graduates had a 95 percent pass rate on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination in the 2017-18 academic year, according to the university. The rate matched that of all NAVLE test takers.

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