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 com parable 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:
Focus on Teaching:
talented faculty whose time commitments are focused on reaching and mentoring.
mentors understand about adjusting to life in veterinary school, and are eager
to see you succeed.
Very Low Student to Faculty
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 30.
Most affordable tuition of any Caribbean
veterinary school. Accelerated Schedule: Complete 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
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, feeds, transferring to SMU and VMCAS
participation), please refer to the contact information above.
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
Rolling admissions. Three incoming cohorts per year.
person or via telephone/videoconference.
January, May (three start dates per year).
Deposit (to hold a place in
on 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 alter than beginning of Semester 5.
Seats generally available:
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 Degree
Is this an International
Estimated Tuition Resident:
Sciences (Grand Cayman): $11,375
Estimated Tuition Contract:
Sciences (Clinical Affiliates): $18,500
Estimated Tuition Non-Resident:
Additional Fees: $2,755
Graduate Record Examination
(GRE), general test, is not required but is recommended.
Accepts International Students?
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!
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