St. Nicholas University welcomes its May 2021 semester students

The current office building of the St. Nicholas University

The St Nicholas University School of Veterinary Medicine formerly welcomed its May 2021 Semester Students at a Stethoscope Ceremony held on Friday 28th May 2021. It also marked the end of a week-long Orientation Program for the 8 new students.

At the Stethoscope Ceremony the Students were each presented with a Stethoscope from St Nicholas University. While this ceremony is symbolic it underlines the important milestone of the commencement of the professional life of a Veterinarian, the stethoscope being a key tool with which they will diagnose their animal patients to bring them back to good health. By presenting the Stethoscope St. Nicholas University has therefore enjoined each of its graduates to professionally and ethically carry out the clinical care that will be expected of them by their Communities.

In her address to the Students, the President of the University Dr. Golnaz Naderkhani, explained to the new Students that while the stethoscope is a symbol of authority it was only functional if the person using it has the knowledge, training and skill to utilize it. She advised them to remember the symbolism of the stethoscope and to remain humble, be good listeners and to always show respect as these were the blue prints that will make a successful, competent and compassionate Veterinarian.

The event also marked another milepost for Dominica and the Caribbean as the new students comprised of Dominican and International students from the Caribbean notwithstanding the challenges of the Corona Virus Covid-19.

During the Ceremony Students also heard addresses from the Chief Cultural Officer, Raymond Lawrence, Disaster Risk Management and Communication Specialist and Consultant, Cecil P. Shillingford and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Claude Weekes. These addresses gave the new Students insights into Dominica’s culture, disaster preparedness and measures to promote personal safety. The intention of having the addresses was to assist them to more comfortably immerse themselves into the community while they live here during the four years of Study.

At the function Chermilla Martin and Sabrya Henderson, both students of the January 2021 Semester, who by the excellent academic performance made it to the Dean’s List, were presented with certificates.

The Ceremony was attended by the University Faculty, Veterinarians and other invited guests.

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  1. If we knew better
    June 2, 2021

    Very happy to see this. Does the University offer online courses or part time student programs? Some of us are interested but do not want to have to leave our jobs while going to school.

    ADMIN: You can find more information or contact them via their website:

  2. Channel 1
    June 1, 2021

    Could the investigative journalists in Dominica find out what happen to those investors that Skerrit said were ready to move in to the Ross campus.

    Please take note how those journalists in India are undertaking their investigative dissections into the Choksi matter.

    • Bible boy
      June 3, 2021

      Sorry JJ aka Chanel1, it’s not a Repub/Dem thing, you won’t understand. It’s only a school, there’s room for lots more. You threw your support behind trump university.. lol, try get some of the funds you ws gave him and start a small school. How about that?

  3. zep
    June 1, 2021

    How many students,2, 5, 10, 40, 100?

    ADMIN: They welcomed 8 new students. The article was updated.

  4. VereTere
    June 1, 2021

    Why aren’t we told how many new students will attend?Since Skerrit regards this as some ‘replacement’ for Ross, I would expect the number to be several hundreds or am I wrong in which case Skerrit has been economical with the truth as usual. I maintain, Ross got kicked out of Dominica for various reasons. Not for the benefit of the citizens of Dominica but rather for the benefit of one man!

    ADMIN: The school welcomed 8 new students (the article was updated). This is not a replacement for Ross University and Ross did not get kicked out they left.

  5. June 1, 2021

    I’m glad to see it. Best wishes to the students and the institution.

  6. derp
    June 1, 2021

    they might as well open a branch in Portsmouth in the old Ross building just have the building there dilapidated

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