University of Saskatchewan Veterinary Medicine

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Phone: 306-966-7103

Program Information

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
  • 4 years in length
    • first two years focus on basic and applied science core courses
    • clinical experience during their final years
  • 300 applications every year for up to 77 students accepted
  • Preference given to 4 Western Provinces and Northern Territories (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northern territories)

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Admission Requirements

Course and Degree Requirements

  • Degree: at least two years of university. However, neither the number of years of pre-professional study nor the degree(s) held are factors in selecting students
  • Required Courses
    • English (6 credits)
    • Chemistry (6 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry (3 credits)
    • Biochemistry (6 credits)
    • Physics (6 credits)
    • Mathematics or Statistics (6 credits)
    • Biology (6 credits)
    • Genetics (3 credits)
    • Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)
    • Electives (15 credits)

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  • Average accepted GPA over the years: 78% to 86%, 3.7-3.9
  • All university work undertaken is considered when evaluating student performance
  • The courseload of the applicant is a consideration (prefer students with a full courseload)

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Animal and Veterinary Experience

  • any application will be strengthened if the applicant can demonstrate good knowledge of the veterinary profession accompanied by first-hand experience
  • significant animal experience goes beyond having a pet. It could include responsibility for the care and husbandry of a food-animal unit

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Required Documents

  • Two official transcripts of their university records
    • One set of transcripts at the application date, another at the end when the spring marks are available
  • Three referees – one referee must be veterinarian
  • A completed application form obtained from the Admissions Office

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  • December 1 – Deadline for the Application plus Supporting Documents

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Tuition 2012-2013

  • Yearly Tuition: $7,497.00

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