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St. Matthew's University –
Where Passion Meets Practice

Accelerated path to DVM practice: Earn your degree in just over 3 years. Start your veterinary education with St. Matthew's in 2024.

Caymana Bay in Grand Cayman

Choose From Three Flexible Start Dates:

September 2024
January 2025
May 2025

Start your DVM program at St. Matthew’s University – We welcome transfer students.

Practicing Veterinarians in North America
More than 400 successful graduates have become veterinarians in the USA and Canada.
NAVLE pass rate over the last five years
Our graduates have achieved a 96% NAVLE pass rate, showcasing their readiness for veterinary practice.
Scholarships Available up to
We invest in your future with scholarships and grants for your education.
Complete your DVM Program in Just Over
3 Yrs
Obtain your DVM degree in 3 years with start dates in January, May, or September.
SMU Vet is Listed with the
We’re recognized by the AVMA since December 2005.

Get Quality Education

You're more than another face in the crowd. Our unique program, three semesters per year, allows you to earn your DVM degree in just over three years. Our student-to-faculty ratio is less than five to one, ensuring that our professors can personally engage with you and are readily available to offer assistance whenever you need it.
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Discover Our Veterinary Medicine Programs

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This program prepares our veterinary medical graduates to be competent, caring veterinarians who have the skills of lifelong learning necessary to incorporate new knowledge and methods into their practice
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Pre-Vet Master's

An accelerated pre-veterinary education program for career changers - those who have an undergraduate degree in something other than the typical pre-vet majors-. Successful graduates gain automatic admission to the St. Matthew’s DVM program.
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A 15-week veterinary school preparatory program offered online to students who have been granted conditional acceptance to St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine (SMUSVM).
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Flexible Start Dates

January | May | September

Join a recognized Veterinary School

St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine received its American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) listing in December 2005. The University is a Member Institution of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC). The Ministry of Health Services, Agriculture, Aviation and Works of the Cayman Islands has granted St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine a full charter. SMUSVM is listed in the AAVMC’s Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements (VMSAR) Directory of U.S., Canadian and International veterinary medical schools.
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  • Jessica Miller, a SMU Vet student in the Library
    I chose St. Matthew's because of the smaller class sizes, the accelerated program, the island, and that it's close to home with daily flights. I have appreciated feeling like a human and not a number.

Student Testimonials

Learn more about some of the successful students of St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine.

Shanelle Haralson

"SMU is a great university for anyone who loves to make/meet new people, for the adventurous type and for the ones who like their voice to be heard. SMU is great for letting you become the Veterinarian you have always dreamed of."

Yash Patel

"At St. Matthew's, I've found the confidence to take on leadership roles through the Student Government, the Mentor Program, the Ambassador Program and being a Teaching Assistant. Being a vet student for me has been more than coming to lectures everyday. I’ve found a sense of community that has allowed me to grow as a person as well as a future veterinarian."

Victoria De Leva

"I chose SMU Vet because of the small class sizes. I like that your professors really get to know you as a student and that you aren't just a number. I have had really great experiences as an SMU vet student from academics to making new lifelong friendships."
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Location & Facilities

Grand Cayman is not only a beautiful location for our campus; it is also one of the safest and most advanced islands in the Caribbean. There is no better place to study veterinary medicine.

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Important terms and conditions

*NAVLE 5-year pass rate is the number of SMUSVM students and graduates passing NAVLE divided by the total number of students and graduates taking NAVLE during the period 2017-2021, as reported by students and graduates.