Dominica now has a medical school that solely focuses on veterinary studies, in the capital Roseau.
Golnaz Naderkhani, President of the St Nicholas University School of Veterinary Studies, claimed at the opening ceremony last week: “St Nicholas university is the first and only academic institution of its kind in the Caribbean. We are an academic institution committed to providing quality education training.”
The Canadian doctor who moved to Dominica following the passage of Hurricane Maria, said Dominica will be the first to boast of having a specialised veterinary hospital equipped with a radiologist, pathologist, internist, orthopaedic surgeon, oncologist, as well as an agro medicine and critical care specialist.
Students from high-risk countries such as the US, Canada, and other Caribbean islands are not allowed to begin this semester, but will join this September. Therefore, only ten students - all females - were at the first class on Monday.