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Veterinary Medicine

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (W.C.V.M.) was established at the University of Saskatchewan to serve the four western provinces. A pre-veterinary program is required in preparation for admission to the four-year veterinary program at the W.C.V.M., and may be completed at UBC in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

The course requirements for admission to W.C.V.M. are:

  1. 6 credits each of English, biology, chemistry, and mathematics or statistics;
  2. 3 credits each of biochemistry, genetics, organic chemistry, physics, and introductory microbiology; and
  3. additional electives to complete 60 credits. These prerequisites can be met in a number of departments in the Faculty of Science.

Competition for admission to W.C.V.M. is severe, and although pre-veterinary requirements can be met in two years, few applicants are currently admitted with less than three years of university coursework. Therefore, pre-veterinary students who are enrolled in the Faculty of Science are advised to follow a program that also satisfies the requirements of a Bachelor of Science program at UBC.

Further information regarding entrance to Veterinary Medicine may be obtained from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, or directly from the University of Saskatchewan.

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