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St. Matthew’s – Home to Aspiring Veterinarians

St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine offers an affordable opportunity for students seeking a veterinary degree, particularly students from the United States, since the majority of our students are Americans. However, we also attract aspiring veterinarians from Canada, the United Kingdom, and various other countries. By selecting our campus on Grand Cayman as your study destination, you will become part of a thriving community of students who share a common aspiration of becoming exceptional veterinarians.

We’re the ideal choice for students seeking a comprehensive educational experience. We provide a supportive campus community, an exceptional academic program, affordable tuition, numerous scholarship opportunities, and early hands-on training.

DVM Program Curriculum

St. Matthew’s University curriculum parallels that of top U.S. veterinary schools. It involves ten semesters of concentrated academic and clinical study split between Basic Sciences and Clinical Sciences.

Train at Home. American Clinical Affiliates

St. Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine has arrangements with numerous top U.S. 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-based 4th-year veterinary students, 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 school’s mixed track programs, providing wide-ranging small-animal and large-animal hospital experiences, clinical students are called on to integrate their knowledge acquired during the preclinical years of studies.

Admissions Requirements for US Students

Start Dates

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

In their own words – SMU Vet Students from the USA

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    The small classes compared to other schools made me choose St. Matthew's. I love the school because the professors want you to succeed. It feels like a second family.
    Alison A. DiazFrom Lawrence, Massachusetts

Scholarship Opportunities for American Students

We recognize that financing your veterinary education is a significant investment and a long-term commitment. To assist you in funding your education, we offer generous scholarships.

Academic Scholarships*

Academic Scholarships are distributed over a timeframe determined by the Scholarship Committee. Amounts applied against tuition only.

Qualification CriteriaAmount
Faculty ScholarshipBased on academic credentials and approval of the Scholarship Committee$25,000
Dean’s ScholarshipGPA 3.00 – 3.49$40,000
President’s ScholarshipGPA 3.5 – 3.69$50,000
Future Veterinarian ScholarshipGPA 3.7+$65,000

Transfer Scholarships*

Transfer students may qualify for $10,000 upon acceptance into the program.

*Effective for students matriculating during or after January 2024.

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