Thompson Rivers University

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Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Thompson Rivers University

Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Pre-Veterinary Studies
Length:2 Year(s)


The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) was established to serve the four western provinces. Admission to WCVM requires at least two full years of post-secondary science courses. Because of the intense competition for entry to the veterinary program, potential students are advised to undertake a program of post-secondary study which will lead to an alternative career goal, should they fail to gain admission to veterinary medicine. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative average of 70% in order to be considered for admission into the veterinary program. All grades are converted to a common scale for comparative purposes and this converted average will be used.

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine has introduced an Educational Equity Program for Aboriginal students. In this program, a defined number of seats have been allocated for self-identified applicants of Aboriginal descent. For the purpose of admission, the documents that are accepted as proof of Aboriginal ancestry are listed in The University of Saskatchewan Calendar. Visit for details.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Successful completion of Grade 12 is required.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
      Students whose alternative career goal is a bachelor's degree in science may complete all of their courses at TRU and then apply for admission to WCVM.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on December 03, 2021