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 program.
Application forms for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine are
available on the website (vet. ucalgary.ca/dvmprogram). Applications will be
considered from those students meeting the residency, English and academic
admission requirements. Applications are to be submitted to the UCVM Office of
Admissions by January 10. Two sets of official transcripts are required, one
sent in by February 7 and the second should be sent as soon as final marks are
available in the spring and no later than June 7. Transcripts should be sent
directly to the UCVM Admissions Office.
Completed application forms
include the following: complete personal information; a signed statement verifying
Alberta residency status and verifying completion of the academic requirements;
three letters of reference (required by January 10 with the application);
post-secondary transcripts submitted by the appropriate academic institution;
a statement of work experience; and a statement of major extra-curricular
English language proficiency must be demonstrated for all
applicants for whom English is not their first language. English language
proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
(a) Completion of at least two full years within a degree
program offered by an accredited university in a country which the University
of Calgary recognizes as English language proficiency exempt.
(b) A minimum score of 92 on the internet based TOEFL (Test of
English as a Foreign Language) and a minimum score of 50 on the Test of Spoken
English (TSE); or a minimum score of 237 on the computer based TOEFL and a
minimum score of 50 on the TSE; or a minimum score of 580 on the paper based
TOEFL and a minimum score of 50 on the TSE.
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
Enrolment in the DVM program at UCVM is currently
limited to approximately 32 students who are Alberta residents. The Admissions
Committee selects students for the program on the basis of academic and
non-academic factors. Students are assessed academically on performance in
their last 4 full undergraduate semesters and in the required courses.
Applicants meeting the academic eligibility requirements are invited for an
interview day where non-academic factors are assessed. At 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.
admissions process identifies applicants who will flourish in a DVM program
that prepares students for all aspects of veterinary medicine. Consistent with
the UCVM mandate, preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate an
interest in pursuing careers in general veterinary practice that support rural
development and sustainability, and careers in the areas of emphasis. There is
no specific animal or veterinary-related experience required; however,
demonstration and understanding of the veterinary profession and animal
industries relevant to the applicant’s career interests is expected.
will be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision in June.