PEI


University of Prince Edward Island


Registrar’s Office
Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown PEI C1A 4P3
Canada
Telephone: (902) 566-0781
Email:
registrar@upei.ca
Web: www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/professional-programs/doctor-veterinary-medicine

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) opened in 1986 and, since then, has graduated over 1,500 Doctors of Veterinary Medicine. It is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, and is recognized by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK).

Located on Canada’s eastern seaboard (650 miles northeast of Boston), the Atlantic Veterinary College makes its home in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. With a population of just over 145,000, which jumps to over a million during the summer tourist season, Prince Edward Island is a mixture of rural and urban living, with agriculture, fishing, and tourism the mainstays of its economy. The capital city of Charlottetown (population 35,000) combines a small-town lifestyle with the amenities of larger cities, including dining and theatre. Residents also enjoy outdoor activities, such as golfing, cycling, sailing, and cross-country skiing.

The college is a completely integrated teaching, research, and service facility. The four-story complex contains the veterinary teaching hospital, diagnostic services, fish health unit, farm services, postmortem services, animal barns, laboratories, classrooms, information technology services, offices, cafeteria, and study areas.

The AVC Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the most comprehensive veterinary referral hospital in Atlantic Canada and provides care for over 6,000 animals yearly. Students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty clinicians to manage the care and treatment of dogs, cats, horses, and cattle as well as a variety of other domestic and non-domestic species.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information, please visit www.upei.ca/programsandcourses/professional-programs/doctor-veterinary-medicine.

Residency implications: Atlantic Veterinary College contracts with New Brunswick (13), Newfoundland (3), Nova Scotia (16), and the home province P.E.I. (10). International students are admitted on a noncontract basis (26).

SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

Timetable

VMCAS application deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017 at 12 Midnight Eastern Time

Date international interviews are held: November

Date international acceptances mailed: January

School begins: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): $500.00Can

Deferments: are considered on a case-by-case basis.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

Academic credentials including the GRE are evaluated by the Registrar’s Office. Nonacademic ability is evaluated by the admissions committee through an interview process, a psychometric test, and review of the VMCAS application.

% weight

Academic ability 60%

Nonacademic ability 40%

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: no minimum stated (under review as stated above); mean cumulative GPA of most recent entering class is 3.70 on a 4.00 scale.

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? no

Is this an International School? yes

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: 12,375 Can (approx.)

Estimated Tuition Contract: 12,375 Can (approx.)

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: 66,500 Can (equivalent to a payment of approx. $25,164 USD on September 16,2016, and $25,314 USD on January 13, 2017)

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 10

Contract: 32

Non-Resident: 26

TEST REQUIREMENTS

Standardized examinations: Graduate Record Examination (GRE). If a student’s native language or language of prior education is not English, then the student will be required to submit an acceptable English Proficiency Test score. 

VMCAS Participation: full

Accepts International Students? yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Application Deadline: 9/15/2017


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