St. Matthew’s University School
of Veterinary Medicine is located on beautiful Grand Cayman in the Caribbean. Grand
Cayman is the fifth largest financial district in the world and has a highly
developed infrastructure which is very comparable to the United States. It is
also one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, boasting one of the lowest
crime and poverty rates. Grand Cayman has hundreds of restaurants, scores of
banks, world-class hotels, and many opportunities for boating, diving,
horseback riding, and other recreation. The island is less than an hour’s
flight from Miami, and also has direct flights from Atlanta, Chicago,
Charlotte, Houston, Tampa, Toronto, Washington D.C., and other locations.
At SMU, we are as committed to
your dreams as you are. Throughout your ten semesters with us, we will do
everything we can to ensure your success by supporting all aspects of your
education and life, including:
talented faculty whose time commitments are focused on teaching and mentoring.
mentors understand about adjusting to life in veterinary school, and are eager
to see you succeed.
Student to Faculty Ratio:
With a student to faculty ratio of less than five to one,
you will have an unprecedented level of faculty support and attention. We limit
each incoming cohort of students to a maximum of 25.
tuition of any Caribbean veterinary school.
your pre-clinical education on Grand Cayman in just 28 months, and then return
to the U.S. or Canada for clinical training, with the ability to complete vet
school in just over three years.
SMU’s modern, state-of-the-art
main campus is located across the street from beautiful Seven Mile Beach, and
boasts wireless technology throughout the bright, air-conditioned classrooms,
labs, library, and student lounges. SMU also has a Clinical Teaching Facility which
hosts surgery, medicine and clinical skills training as well as anatomy and
pathology laboratories. Students have the opportunity to travel to local farms with
veterinary staff from the Cayman Department of Agriculture. Our students spend
seven (7) semesters on Grand Cayman and their final months in clinical programs
at one of our many AVMA-accredited Clinical Program Affiliate Schools in the
United States and Canada.
There are significant
opportunities for students to gain experience with exotic species through our
collaborations with the Cayman Turtle Farm, Central Caribbean Marine Institute,
Dolphin Discovery, the Blue Iguana Project and the Marine Research Program.
We welcome applications from
any qualified candidate who dreams of become a veterinarian. For specific
application information (availability, deadlines, fees, transferring to SMU
and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information above.
OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
Rolling admissions. Three incoming cohorts per year.
Held in person
or via telephone/video conference.
May (three start dates per year).
hold a place in class):
an individual basis.
Transfer applications for admission with advanced standings
are welcome. Transfer credits (advance standing) may be awarded at the
discretion of the University. No transfers are permitted after the beginning of
of 30 (total) seats available per incoming cohort to ensure exceptional level
of faculty support for students.
All prerequisite courses must
be completed prior to matriculation.
Is a Bachelor’s
Is this an
Pre-Clinical Sciences (Grand
Clinical Sciences (Clinical Affiliates):
Additional Fees: $0
25, 3 times
Graduate Record Examination
(GRE), general test, is not required but is recommended.
The admissions team at SMU
wants to get to know you! To us, you are much more than a GPA or GRE score. We
want to know about you as a person because ultimately, that is what will determine
the kind of veterinarian you will be. We want to support you in your dream of
becoming a veterinarian, and we welcome your application!
Last Updated 3/21/2017 srb