For an overview of the requirements download our Check List.

We've updated our University of Guelph list of acceptable courses!

NEW starting fall 2018 entry and beyond: The deadline to apply through OUAC or using the internal transfer form has changed to December 1st.

NEW starting fall 2016 - Our process for considering appeals has changed. Updated information can be found at the bottom of our academic admission requirements page.


As of 2016 the Background Information Form (BIF) and Referee Assessments will all be completed and submitted on-line. 

After you have submitted your application to the DVM program and it has been processed, you will find a link to the BIF in your Documents list on WebAdvisor. 

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PLEASE NOTE: The MCAT is not required for applicants to the DVM program.

Before you apply, there are some things you need to know about residency requirements.

Canadian citizens (including dual citizens) and those with permanent residency status must be residents of Ontario in order to apply to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

A resident is an individual who has lived in Ontario for 12 months prior to January 1, not including time spent in post-secondary institutions. If you lived in Ontario as a child or worked in the province for 12 months' worth of summers, that may suffice.

If you have questions about your residency status, please contact us at admdvm@uoguelph.ca .

For Canadian residents of Ontario, check our Admission Requirements page to find out what you need to do to apply.

Only four applications per person are allowed to the DVM program at the University of Guelph.