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University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine


Admissions Office
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
52 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon Saskatchewan S7N 5B4
Canada
Telephone: (306) 966-7459

 

SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is located in the city of Saskatoon, which has a population of about 265,000 and is the major urban center in central Saskatchewan. The city is also the major commercial center for central and northern Saskatchewan and is served by 2 national airlines with direct connections to all major centers in Canada.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the few veterinary colleges where all health sciences and agriculture are offered on the same campus. The college is devoted to undergraduate ed­ucation and has a reputation in Canada and in the north­western United States for edu­cating veterinarians who are well-rounded in general veter­inary medicine and have good practical backgrounds. It has one of the best field-service caseloads in North America.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

For specific application information (availability, dead­lines, fees, and VMCAS participation), please refer to the contact information listed above.

Residency implications: Currently, 78 students are selected for quota positions from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon, Nunavut, and Northwest Territories. Special consideration is given to self-identified individuals of aboriginal origin. Residents of foreign countries are not considered.

PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION

Course Description

Number of Hours/Credits

English

6

Physics

3

Biology

6

Genetics

3

Introductory Chemistry

6

Organic Chemistry

3

Mathematics or Statistics

6

Biochemistry

3

Microbiology

3

Electives

21

SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES

Timetable

Application deadline: December 1

Reference deadline: February 15

Date interviews are held: May-June

Date acceptances mailed: on or before July 1

School begins: late August

Deposit (to hold place in class): none required.

Deferments: not considered.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

The 3-part admission procedure consists of an assess­ment of academic ability, a personal interview, and an overall assessment of the application file.

% weight

Grades 60%

Interview* 40%

* Interview selection is based entirely on academic performance.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Required undergraduate GPA: a minimum cumulative av­erage of 75% is required.

Course completion deadline: prerequisite courses must be completed by the time of entry into the program.

Standardized examinations: none required.

Reference Forms: Two required—one from a veterinar­ian and one from an individual with an agricultural- or animal-related background.

Additional Requirements/Information: Space is provided on the application form to nominate referees to support the application. Referees will be contacted directly and asked to complete the reference form online.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND CONSIDERATIONS

Animal/veterinary work experience, motivation, and knowledge

Maturity

Leadership

Communication skills

Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required? No

Is this an International School? Yes

ESTIMATED TUITION

Estimated Tuition Resident: $8,254.06 $C

Estimated Tuition Contract: $8,254.06 $C

Estimated Tuition Non-Resident: $8,254.06 $C

AVAILABLE SEATS

Resident: 20

Contract: 57

Non-Resident: 1

TEST REQUIREMENTS

None

VMCAS Participation: non-VMCAS

Accepts International Students? Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Application Deadline: 12/1/2014


Page updated: 05/05/14


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