The University of Calgary
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) offers a four-year professional degree leading
to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Completion of at least 4 or more
semesters of full-time post-secondary instruction at a recognized university or
at a college providing university-equivalency in coursework
is required prior to application to the DVM
Access to the online
application form for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine can be found on the
website (vet.ucalgary.ca/dvmprogram). Applicants must be Alberta residents, as
defined by the Province of Alberta. The Alberta Government Guidelines within the
Student Financial Assistance Regulations will be used to determine residency status.
Details of these requirements can be found on the Alberta Government website
at: http://studentaid.alberta.ca/before-you-apply/eligibility/. Proof of
Alberta residency will be required with your application.
Completed application forms
include the following: complete personal information; a signed statement
verifying Alberta residency status and verifying completion of the academic
requirements; post-secondary transcripts submitted by the appropriate academic
institution; a statement of work experience; and a statement of major
extra-curricular activities. Official transcripts should be sent directly from
the reporting institution to the UCVM Admissions Office.
English language proficiency
must be demonstrated for all applicants for whom English is not their first
OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
The Faculty of Veterinary
Medicine accepts 30-34 DVM students per year. The Admissions Committee recommends
students for admission to the program on the basis of academic and non-academic
factors. Students are assessed academically on performance in their last four
full undergraduate terms and in ten required courses. Selected applicants are
invited for an interview where non-academic factors are assessed. On interview day,
applicants are required to complete an on-site essay and participate in a
series of interviews and other activities. Applicants must attend interview day
at their own expense. There is no entrance exam or requirement to complete the
MCAT or GRE exams.
Consistent with UCVM’s mandate,
preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the attributes for
successful careers in veterinary practice that support rural development and sustainability,
and for careers related to our areas of emphasis. While no specific animal or
veterinary-related experience is required, such experience is an asset. Understanding
of the veterinary profession and animal industries relevant to the applicant’s career
interests is expected. This can be obtained through practical experience or
through other means.
Applicants will be notified of
the Admissions Committee’s decision in June.
All successful applicants are
required to forward $500.00 deposit within 15 working days of notification of
admission. Failure to do so may result in the position being assigned to another
applicant. Such deposits will be applied to the first year’s fees. An applicant
who accepts a position but later rescinds his or her acceptance will forfeit
the entire $500.00 deposit. Successful applicants are required to have or
receive immunization for tetanus and rabies following admission.
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