Each year, the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) accepts up to 15 U.S. and international (non-Canadian) students. This year, you could be one of those students!
Check out our Check List for a guide to our admission requirements.
Founded in 1862, the OVC is the oldest veterinary school in Canada and the United States. OVC is located in Ontario, at the University of Guelph, and is a short drive from one of Canada's largest and well-known hubs of activity and culture, Toronto. A drive north takes you to the first of Canada's many popular lakes, known for clear waters and havens of nature.
Academically, the University of Guelph is consistently ranked as one of Canada's top universities. In fact, we're renowned worldwide for excellence in teaching, research and service, with graduates of the program practicing veterinary medicine, conducting research or working in related industry across the globe.
Check out videos of some of our international students and alumni:
Brenna Miniscalco - Chicago IL Tori Mrotz - Ames IA Haley Forgione (Spangler) - Williamsville NY
Kim Patterson - Lancaster NY Jon Odebralski - Buffalo NY Kyle Bushee - Burlington VT
Tara Plante - Pascoag RI Corey Biesinger - Buffalo NY Megan Noyes - Huntingtown MD
Serene Lai - Singapore
Find out how you can apply to the DVM program at OVC. If you'd like to chat with us face to face check out where we'll be in the coming months.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU):
The following schools have an MOU agreement with the Ontario Veterinary College for spots in our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program:
Morrisville State College
University of Vermont
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Veterinarians Educated in Non-AVMA accredited schools (foreign trained vets):
If you already hold a DVM degree or equivalent from an institution that is not accredited, you are not eligible to retake the DVM degree program at the University of Guelph. Instead you must go through the licensing process in order to practice as a veterinarian in Canada.
you are a foreign-trained veterinarian requiring information on licensure in
Ontario, please see the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) website or contact
them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on the VSTEP (Veterinary Skills Training & Enhancement
Program) program for foreign-trained vets please
contact Alec Martin, VSTEP co-ordinator, at the following address:
100 Stone Road West, Suite 110
Guelph, ON N1G 5L3
information on the North American Veterinary Licensing Exam (NAVLE), National
Examining Board (NEB), and generally about licensure as a veterinarian in
Canada, see the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) website or contact them at email@example.com.
internships and residency programs at OVC are part of the Veterinary Internship
and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) and have an application deadline in
December. See the VIRMP site under
Ontario Veterinary College at www.virmp.org for more details and application
information. Other positions may be
listed on departmental web sites linked off of the OVC main page at http://ovc.uoguelph.ca/.