Typical class sizes range between 10 and 20 students to ensure a high degree of individual attention from faculty.
The ratio of students to full-time faculty is only five to one, which affords our students an unprecedented level of faculty support and attention.
The successful completion of all pre-requisite coursework is required prior to enrollment. If you are missing only one pre-requisite course, or you are in the process of completing coursework, you may apply now. Simply indicate the course(s) in-progress upon submission of your application. This will be taken into consideration while reviewing your application.
Often, if the remainder of the application (overall academic performance, recommendation letters, personal interview, etc.) is acceptable, the student is admitted and his or her file is placed on "Academic Hold" until he or she has submitted the grade(s) for the missing coursework. The student, although admitted, is not permitted to enroll in St. Matthew's University courses until all coursework requirements are fulfilled.
No, however it is helpful if letters of recommendation are written by a pre-veterinary professor acquainted with the applicant's academic and research background or by a veterinarian who is familiar with the applicant's experience in a veterinary practice setting, if available. All letters can be mailed, emailed or faxed to St. Matthew's University as long as they are written on letterhead and include a signature and contact information.
Many family members and companions choose to join their loved ones in The Cayman Islands. Children range in age from infants to late adolescents. The Cayman Islands can issue a visa which permits companions to work and reside in The Cayman Islands. There is plenty of housing available for couples and families, both close to campus and more centrally located in Georgetown.
Pets are allowed to be brought to Cayman. An import permit or valid animal passport issued by the Department of Agriculture and an official health certificate issued by a government employed or accredited veterinary inspector in the country of origin is required for the importation of dogs and cats. Because Grand Cayman is a rabies free area, all pets must have proof of regular vaccination and a demonstrated rabies titer.
Students who are exempt from Residence Hall (showing proof of marriage or pet) choose to live in Georgetown.