Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Why choose Veterinary Medicine?


As a student at UCVM, one of Canada’s five veterinary colleges, you'll receive a comprehensive veterinary education and be able to select from one of the college's areas of emphasis. You'll begin working with live animals early in the program, and have numerous on-campus and off-site learning opportunities over the course of your four years of study. You can't enter the DVM program directly from high school. You must complete at least two years of university education and specific required courses to apply to this highly competitive program. The most up-to-date admission requirements can be found at vet.ucalgary.ca.

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Equivalent International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP) courses or SAT2 subject tests are accepted.

Intake and application dates

Application dates for Fall 2021 intake

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Application dates for Fall 2022 intake

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Curriculum (education system)
Alberta curriculum
Approved options and courses

Approved courses

  • Aboriginal Studies 30
  • Any 5-credit second language or language and culture course at the 30-level [1,2]
  • Any approved grade 12 IB diploma or AP academic subject
  • Biology 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • CTS Computing Science 30 (5-credits)
  • Fine Arts (Art 30, Art 31, Choral Music 30, General Music 30, Instrumental Music 30, Drama 30, Dance 35)
  • Mathematics 30-1, 30-2, and 31 [1,3]
  • Physical Education 30
  • Physics 30
  • Science 30
  • Social Studies 30-1

Approved options

  • Social Studies 30-2
  • Other five-credit 30-level courses excluding Special Projects 30 and English 30-2.
  • Three-credit courses: Two three-credit 20- or 30-level courses can be combined to fulfil ONE requirement. Courses at the 20- and 30-level CANNOT be combined to satisfy a course requirement.
  • One-credit courses: five advanced credits in Career and Technology Studies (CTS) can be used to fulfil one approved option requirement.
  • Students applying for Summer 2022 forward should review the options tab below.

Approved courses and options notes

  1. Two courses in the same subject area may not be presented to satisfy entrance requirements unless the courses are Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2 or Mathematics 31
  2. Only one grade 12 level course in a language stream may be used to satisfy admission requirements.
  3. One-credit courses: five advanced credits in Career and Technology Studies (CTS) can be used to fulfil ONE option requirement. Intermediate and Advanced Credits cannot be combined to satisfy a course requirement.

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Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
TRW 2D01
3280 Hospital Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 4Z6

403.210.3961