Proven Quality of Education
Earned Affiliate Membership in the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. Achieved listing with the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Fully chartered by the Cayman Islands Ministry of Health Services and Agriculture.
Through SMUSVM's rigorous curriculum, students are well-prepared for licensing examinations, achieving a 92 percent pass rate on the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) over the last three years.
Faculty and administration with teaching and leadership experience at a broad range of top North American veterinary colleges.
Commitment to Student Success
Very Low Student to Faculty Ratio
With the smallest class sizes of any veterinary school in North America, you will have an unprecedented level of faculty support and attention. We limit your class size to a maximum of 20 students.
Focus on Teaching
Dedicated, talented faculty whose time commitments are focused on teaching and mentoring.
Most affordable tuition of any Caribbean veterinary school.
Graduate in 3 Years
Complete your Basic Science 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.
Student mentors understand about adjusting to life in veterinary school, and are eager to see you succeed.
All Applicants Welcome
We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, including from diverse, transfer and second-career applicants.
At the core of our mission is a commitment to the success of our students. Our aim is to provide qualified students from around the globe with the best veterinary training available. St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine develops socially responsible veterinary doctors skilled in the art and science of veterinary medicine. We are committed to achieving our mission by:
- Providing students with the knowledge and skills needed to practice veterinary medicine in the 21st century.
- Helping students acquire the judgment and confidence necessary to become competent veterinarians.
- Motivating students to pursue knowledge outside the classroom, both during their tenure at St. Matthew's and throughout life.
- Creating an environment in which students and faculty interact with each other, their patients, and the community with compassion and integrity.
- Engaging faculty and students in the understanding and active practice of research which furthers their knowledge of the process of science and increases their appreciation of the balance between research and the artful practice of veterinary medicine.
Association of America Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC):
St. Matthew's University, School of Veterinary Medicine is a Member Institution of the 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.
American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA):
St Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine charter qualified the School to seek listing with the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), which in turn allows our graduates to register with the Educational Committee of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). ECFVG certification allows our graduates to be licensed in the United States and other countries accepting ECFVG certification.
St. Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine received its AVMA listing in December 2005 (listed under Related Resources - Veterinary Colleges of the world, British West Indies).
American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB):
In addition, the American Association of Veterinary State Boards has established a program for evaluating international veterinary education called the Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education equivalence (PAVE).
You may learn more about the PAVE program at: