Eight graduates from St George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean island of Grenada have passed the statutory membership examination of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Eight graduates from St George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in the Caribbean island of Grenada, have passed the Statutory Membership Examination of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
In order to practice veterinary surgery in the UK, all graduates with foreign or Commonwealth qualifications must pass the RCVS examination, which consists of two days of written papers, followed by clinical, oral and practical exams at a UK veterinary medical school.
The St George’s output made up almost half of the 17 graduates accepted by the Royal College this year, out of the 45 candidates that took the examination.
Austin Kirwan, St George’s associate dean of UK and Ireland clinical affairs, said: “This outstanding result confirms the school’s status as a leading international teaching institution for prospective veterinarians. Our graduates now have a proven record of high standards which is encouraging to those who follow in their footsteps.”
Thirty St George’s graduates have passed into the RCVS since the inception of the school in 1999.
Presenting the graduates with a membership certificate at the ceremony of admissions at Belgravia House in London, RCVS president Peter Jinman said: “I was delighted to welcome so many of this year’s successful candidates to the college. They are a very special group of people – not only have they qualified all around the world, but they have taken the educational and professional step of sitting the RCVS examination, which entitles them to use the coveted letters MRCVS and to practice in the UK.”