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    Hey folks! I know SGU is fairly new, but does anyone know if SGU will seek AVMA accreditation? Or will they sit back and watch how it goes for Ross first?

    Thanks!

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    SGU is seeking accreditation currently. I think there may be an unofficial "race" b/t ross and sgu for this prize. Whichever one gets there first will certainly have a feather in their cap, as well as a likely increase in tuition. Maybe not-so-inside info suggests that next Nov. an AVMA rep or reps are coming down for inital assessments and suggestions for preliminary recognition (this is from the Dean of the vet school).

    No matter what you hear, however, don't believe it until it is signed and sealed. This has been a "dangling carrot" for a very long time now.

    It may help SGU that the president-elect for the National Student AVMA is from SGU. First time in history for a caribbean veterinary school.

    In my opinion and from what I hear, Ross is not in any better situation than us for accreditation. The necessity of veterinary related research is a big issue for both schools, as well as other stuff I am sure.

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    sisyphus, please edit your post for names, posting names is against TOS (Yes, even though everyone knows who you are referring to, you can still only put Dean S and SAVMA president elect KT, even if you are she)
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    In the process

    We are in fact in the process of gaining accreditation through the AVMA, and we are scheduled for a site visit this fall. We have several experienced people (including past Deans of U.S. Vet schools) helping us out with this matter. Unfortunately it is a pretty long process, and does not happen over night. Obviously, gaining accreditation would be extremely beneficial to our students and we are not taking this lightly. We are doing everything we can to make sure all of our "i's" are dotted, and "T's" are crossed.




    Quote Originally Posted by pyometra
    Hey folks! I know SGU is fairly new, but does anyone know if SGU will seek AVMA accreditation? Or will they sit back and watch how it goes for Ross first?

    Thanks!
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    Jeffrey,

    Any word on when the SVM is going to make the changes that they need to make in order to be accredited (I am sure you know what I am referring to)
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    What's holding SGU SVM back from becoming AVMA accrediated?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamu Diver
    What's holding SGU SVM back from becoming AVMA accrediated?
    The AVMA accred process is a slow grinding machine. For good reasons and bad. A good reason might be for the percieved maintenance of continual high standards that the AVMA should, and does I think, represent. A bad reason might be slow responsiveness to change.

    There are many criteria for accreditation. They can probably be viewed on the AVMA website if you're curious.

    Believe me, SGU admin, faculty, and students want to be accred (i hope). I believe it is inevitable, but that doesn't necessarily mean any time very soon.

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    Thanks for the info. Are you a student on the Island?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shamu Diver
    Thanks for the info. Are you a student on the Island?
    yep. I love it here...at least most of the time.

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    If you had to choice between Murdoch and SGU - which school would you choose?

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