The University of Guelph offers the degree program Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) at the Ontario Veterinary College. The program is offered during the Fall and Winter semesters only and normally requires four years to complete. The college is accredited jointly by the Canadian and American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons of Britain. The D.V.M. degree from Guelph is respected by veterinarians throughout the world.
Objectives of the Program
The graduates should have the knowledge and skills appropriate to their career orientations and sufficient to allow the pursuit of a variety of careers in veterinary medicine, including graduate studies. They should be able to pass the examinations of all Canadian licensing bodies and must possess a fundamental core of academic veterinary science knowledge and of technical competence.
The graduates must be able to solve animal health problems and must have knowledge of the management of domestic animals and the functioning of the various animal industries.
The graduates must be able to communicate effectively, whether writing scientific papers or conversing with clients.
Through a commitment to continuing education, the graduates must accept the professional responsibility to stay abreast of new developments and to pursue solutions to new problems.
The graduates must have a genuine concern for the welfare of all animals. The graduates should be aware of their responsibilities to the profession in terms of ethical and professional conduct and have an understanding of the moral questions facing veterinarians.
The graduates must have had the opportunity during their university tenure to develop a range of non-veterinary interests sufficient to equip them to take a responsible role in society.
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
Student must have:
1) High School
In high school, choose the academic stream and take all the science, math and English prerequisites necessary.
2) College or University
Complete at least two years (4 semesters) of full time studies of a Bachelor's degree program. Full time is a minimum of five one-semester courses, for example 2.5 credits at the University of Guelph or 15 credit hours at a US school. The prerequisite courses listed below must all be taken in a full-time semester.
2 Biological Sciences = 1.0 credits (with recommended emphasis on animal biology)
1 Cell Biology = 0.5 credit
Genetics = 0.5 credit
Biochemistry = 0.5 credit
Statistics = 0.5 credit
2 Humanities/social sciences = 1.0 credit (Consider topics such as ethics, logic, critical thinking, determinants of human behaviour and human social interaction.)
English Language Proficiency
Canadian Academic English Language Test (CAEL) - 70
International English Language Testing System (Academic) (IELTS) - 6.5
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - 85
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE-A) Note: A minimum score of 60 must be achieved in each individual component - 60
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT)) Note: A minimum score of 21 must be achieved in each of the four categories (listening, speaking, reading, writing) – 89
Paper-based: minimum score of 600; and Test of Written English (TWE) of 5
Computer-based: minimum score of 250; and TWE of 5