University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

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Clinical Studies

University of Guelph - Office of Graduate Studies

Field of Study:Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,497

This estimate represents the tuition per semester.



The Doctor of Veterinary Science (D.V.Sc.) degree is offered in large animal surgery, small animal surgery, large animal medicine, small animal medicine, anaesthesiology, cardiology, neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology, and radiology, depending upon availability. The program provides advanced academic preparation in both clinical training and research and is a unique post-professional doctoral-level degree. The D.V.Sc. differs from Ph.D. training by emphasizing the development of both research and applied skills in the various areas of clinical specialization, leading to specialty Board certification.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    A Faculty Advisor should be identified before application to the MSc program. Applicants to the MSc program should have either an honours Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with at least a B- (70% Ontario equivalent) over the last 2 years of full-time study, or a DVM (or equivalent) degree with at least an overall B- (70% Ontario equivalent) in the DVM program.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    A letter of interest and two academic letters of reference are required within the application.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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 November 12, 2022