According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the current shortage of veterinarians who treat food animals in America's rural areas is creating an increasingly high risk of agroterrorism—a potential terrorist attack on the nation's food supply. St. George's University (SGU) School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, which was recently granted full accreditation by the AVMA Council on Education, is leading the cause in defending the nation against agroterrorism.
Founded in 1999, SGU's School of Veterinary Medicine has continued to advance St. George's reputation as a leader in global education, offering veterinary students a broad range of educational and professional training opportunities. SGU offers a preveterinary medical program and a veterinary medical program, which includes the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. The University holds 29 affiliations with international veterinary schools, including 23 out of 28 veterinary schools in the United States, two of the seven veterinary schools in the United Kingdom, and schools in Canada, Ireland, and Australia. At these affiliated universities, students complete 48 weeks of clinical training in the field. It is these international partnerships and the in-the-field training that allow St. George's to effectively prepare its students for the world of global animal health care.
In addition to its global approach to veterinary medical education, St. George’s University trains its DVM students to effectively identify and evaluate potential agroterrorism agents, creating a solution to this growing public health issue:
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