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UWI School of Veterinary Medicine Invites All

For Release Upon Receipt - November 8, 2011

St. Augustine

The University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM) hosts its Biennial Open House themed, “Careers in Veterinary Medicine: Touching many lives”, on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th November, 2011, from 9 am-6 pm, at the School’s facilities at the Mt. Hope Campus, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex.

The open house seeks to attract potential veterinary students; enhance relationships with key stakeholders; and build public awareness of the presence and role of the School of Veterinary Medicine. The open house will include activities such as a Petting Zoo, a Dog Obedience Show, a Talent Show, Horse Rides, Tours and much more. Potential students will learn about the different programmes and academic offerings available through the SVM. 

The School of Veterinary Medicine’s Open House is open to all who are interested and admission is free. For further information, please contact the SVM at (868) 645-4481 or email


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.

(Please note that the registered name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)