Small class sizes and expert faculty to assist your learning. SMUSOVM students have amazing pass rates on licensing exams.
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.
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The Cayman Islands' remarkable success as a financial center and tourist destination has transformed the nation into a dynamic society that has every modern convenience but still retains the charm and vibrancy of the Caribbean. People from more than 100 countries live and work in this British Overseas Territory, creating a lively and unique blend of cultures.
An outstanding pre-clinical curriculum and the clinical shadowing programs at Cayman veterinary hospitals and clinics help our students understand the powerful link between Basic Sciences and clinical practice. This is a great way to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of veterinary medicine. The state of the art IT infrastructure and learning platforms at St. Matthew’s University are among the most advanced in veterinary education today.
You’ll be studying at an air-conditioned campus with fully equipped labs, a library and student lounges. There is also a range of student accommodation, all of which is located close to Seven Mile Beach so you can easily relax during your down time. Our facilities also have the latest IT infrastructure to ensure you can stay connected to family and friends while you study.
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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.
St Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine's 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).
St. Matthew's University, School of Veterinary Medicine is a Member Institution of the AAVMC.
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:
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 (click here to see document).