St Nicholas University celebrates its 1st anniversary

A  new student (third from left) with Dr Naderkhani, Dr Thomas, and Dr LeRoux during stethoscope ceremony

As the St Nicholas University: School of Veterinary Medicine kicked-off on its new semester on Friday 14th of January with its  now traditional Stethoscope Ceremony from the previous year,  it also marked the 1 year Anniversary of the University’s very first semester of classes. With its first year students moving on to the next level and new international students set to commence their classes, there are reasons for the University to celebrate.

“When we worked on opening of our Veterinary University, nobody expected that a global pandemic will hamper our work so much and for so long. Even now – over a year after our first incoming group of students arrived – our challenges continue ” – reflects Dr Golnaz Naderkhani, University president. “And yet, we are now seeing more international students, fine veterinary professionals from abroad come to join our faculty, expanding and improving our academic capabilities. We outgrew our original location, moving to a much bigger campus in Morne Daniel. In addition to providing affordable quality veterinary education – our core activity  – over the past year the university has lead to new employment, housing and business opportunities for Dominica and has put Dominica on the international map of modern veterinary education”.

The combination of modern technology, quality education and limited class sizes with unmatched student support services on the beautiful and safe Island of Dominica, has undoubtedly developed St. Nicholas University as one of the top veterinary schools of choice in the region.

This year’s ceremony have seen distinguished guest speakers, such as  Hon. Cassanni Laville, Minister for Public Works and the Digital Economy,  Mr. Raymond Lawrence – Former Chief Cultural Officer, and  ASP Mr. Claude Weekes – Assistant Superintendent of Police –  to name just a few.

Newly arrived students from  Suriname, Africa,  and other Caricom countries will be joining local students from Dominica, and others from France, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas and Guyana to start a new semester on Monday January 17th. Over the past year, University also assisted St Nicholas Animal Rescue with its sheltering and veterinary needs, helping to rescue, treat, and find adoptions to over five hundred of unfortunate animals. In turn, the rescue gives students unique opportunity to volunteer and expand their knowledge and skills.

“I am very happy that I was given a chance to follow my life-long dream of becoming veterinarian, and that SNU chose Dominica as its home” says Diane H.L., one of the senior students. ” It feels like being a part of the family, because of the small class sizes and the individual attention and care dedicated to each student.  It is a very welcoming place to be.” – adds Candawn Saunders, another student.

At the function Candawn Saunders, Alexandera Wagner and Leanne Graham were presented with certificates for excellence in academic performance.

The ceremony was attended by the University Faculty, veterinarians and other invited guests. As interest for the school grows, the university expects to bring more international students – and also more renowned professors to Dominica for the upcoming semesters.



With continued interest of international applicants, the university expects to bring more international students – and also more renowned professors to Dominica for next semesters.

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  1. Bwa-Banday
    January 17, 2022

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: now Big Clown, how does that equate to RUSM? They moved to Morne Daniel and not Possie where apartments are left abandoned and landlords have literally called the banks to come and secure their assets because they are done paying for the now white elephants. I am elated that the university is growing and wish them much success but at the end of the day this is nothing to shout about. People like you are too quick to embrace mediocrity my admirer so calm down and don’t get you knickers in a knot just yet.

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    • January 18, 2022

      Nobody is interested in ugly Lenny. Dominica is moving on without Bwa-Banday. Lin clown, just ignore these haters and jealous mongers.

  2. Lin clown
    January 15, 2022

    This is BAD news for Francisco-Dog,Jonathan Y St.Jean,IBO France,Views expressed,Bwa Banday,RandyX and the other UWP haters.”We outgrew our original location””And yet we are seeing MORE international students”A left hook in the solar plexus of the HATERS.

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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      January 24, 2022

      Clow boy; stop fooling yourself, Ross Medical School started in Dominica in a single room with one or two students, and over a forty year period, has trained doctors practicing all over the world.

      The success came because Ross Medical was affiliated with medical Schoos in America, and elsewhere in North America, hence, students continued their intern in the United States and Canada.

      Then take the FSC exam: (that’s change), there is no chance that a medical doctor could have trained in Dominica only; graduated and return to the United State, and commenced practicing medicine based on their studies in Dominica only.

      Clown, in a few months when students discover their certificates, and degree from that place in Dominica, are not recognize out of Dominica, write to me and let me know what happen to the Chandrakar and staff, and this great so called university!

      Well, miracles do happen, so I doh know eh!

      Kindergarten clown they might employ you to teach how to kill animals…

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