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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Program

Your first step to becoming a Veterinarian Start in September, January or May

DVM Program Overview

The goal of St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare 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 as either a generalist or a specialist and to adapt to a changing professional environment.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Curriculum

Semester 1

Semester 2

Semester 3

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

Clinicals

St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine has arrangements with numerous U.S. and Canadian Colleges of Veterinary Medicine to provide the important bridge from academic classroom settings to hands-on, real-world settings.

St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine has arrangements with numerous U.S. and Canadian Colleges of Veterinary Medicine to provide the important bridge from academic classroom settings to hands-on, real-world settings.St Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine students, mixing in with US and Canadian-based 4th year veterinary students, will have direct contact with patients of a variety of species, working with state-of-the-art technology in the diagnosis and treatment of life-threatening medical conditions. Through a series of clinical rotations in the schools mixed track programs, providing wide-ranging small-animal and large-animal hospital experiences, clinical students will be called on to integrate their knowledge acquired during the preclinical years of studies.

Key areas of focus include professional judgment, teamwork, problem-solving expertise and communication skills. Students will have St. Matthew’s University oversight during their clinical rotations to ensure a great transition from the Grand Cayman campus, and success in the clinical programs.

Clinical students will be required to devote considerable time to rigorous case analysis, providing comprehensive and appropriate rationale for their conclusions. During this one-year period, opportunities for closely-monitored externships with practicing veterinarians will be available in many geographic locations, offering the student first-hand exposure to veterinary practice in the field and a potential springboard to career-building opportunities.

Regardless of which affiliate school attended, successful completion of the clinical program will culminate in the granting of a Veterinary Medical degree granted by St. Matthew’s University.

The following web links are for the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine with whom we have agreements. Please visit their websites to learn more about their programs.

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St. Matthew’s University has three start dates during the year: September, January and May.

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