School of Veterinary Medicine Establishes Combined Program with St. Lawrence College in Canada

GRENADA, West Indies, Feb. 25, 2015 /CNW/ -- St. Lawrence College (SLC) students interested in a career in veterinary medicine can earn a quality education while also expediting their careers thanks to a new combined degree program established at St. George's University.

Through the partnership, students at St. Lawrence, a public, four-year institution in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, can complete the Ontario College Advanced Diploma Veterinary Technology Program and gain admittance to SGU's veterinary medical program. The program at True Blue, 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 into SLC. They must also register a competitive GPA and competitive score on their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) 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.

SLC becomes the second Canadian institution with which the School of Veterinary Medicine has formed a combined program in 2014. Earlier in the year, SGU created a similar partnership with Niagara Christian Community of Schools (NCC), also in Ontario. With them, the School of Veterinary Medicine has more than a dozen combined degree programs in place across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Sri Lanka.

About St. George's University
St. George's University is a center of international education, drawing students and faculty from over 140 countries to the island of Grenada, West Indies. St. George's is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland. The University has contributed over 14,000 physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals who are studying across the world. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities. For more information, visit www.sgu.edu.

About St. Lawrence College
With three friendly campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston, St. Lawrence College is an integral part of the economic life and social fabric of Eastern Ontario with a close-knit community of 7,000 full-time students, and more than 70,000 proud alumni. Hundreds are also enrolled in our online and continuing education courses each year. As part of our ongoing sustainability initiatives, the College boasts more than 1,600 rooftop solar modules on our Kingston and Brockville campuses, the largest solar roof-top installation of any post-secondary institution in Canada. The college has many Applied Research projects in progress, as well, our Corporate Learning and Performance Improvement group has helped more than 350 organizations grow and prosper. Through our Employment Service offices we work with thousands of clients annually.

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SOURCE St. George's University

For further information: Lara Cohn, The Halo Group, lcohn@thehalogroup.com, 212-643-9700, http://www.sgu.edu


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