The University of the West Indies

Why Study Here?

Acceditation FAQ Tropical Vet Medicine On-site Clinic North American Licensure

Accredited Programmes

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) programme at the School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) is the first veterinary degree to be fully accredited by the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and the Health Professions - CAAM-HP.

Located at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex, Champ Fleurs, Trinidad and Tobago, the School is also listed with the World Health Organization and by the American Veterinary Medical Association. For the WHO/AVMA listing please visit Our graduates qualify for entrance into the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) or the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence (PAVE) certification programmes. For more information on the ECFVG certification programme, please visit and for the PAVE programme please visit

On-Site Clinical Teaching Facilities

The School of  Veterinary Medicine offers the only Caribbean school that offers the complete veterinary programme (clinical and non-clinical teaching), in English, at a single site.

One Medicine Concept

The "One Medicine Concept" reflects the intimate connection between human health and animal health (i.e. the absence of any clear dividing line between animal and human medicine), and is intrinsic to our programme. As a result, on this campus, there is integration of dental, human and veterinary medicine curricula.


Focus on Tropical Vet Medicine

The School of Veterinary Medicine, because of its unique neo-tropical location offers students clinical exposure to exotic diseases and wildlife medicine and health, in addition to the core global veterinary curriculum.