For an overview of the requirements download our Check List.

For application assistance, please review the frequently asked questions:

Effective for the Fall 2018 application cycle and beyond, applicants who choose to withdraw their application and not have it counted as an application attempt must confirm their intent to withdraw in writing.  Applicants must submit their request via e-mail to Admission Services at, by February 1st.  Withdrawal requests received after the February 1st deadline will be considered an application attempt.

Note: International students already attending the University of Guelph should apply using the Application for Internal Transfer/Readmission, by October 1st.  Applicants with dual Canadian citizenship must apply as a Canadian (domestic cohort).

Canadian applicants: After you have submitted your application to the DVM program and it has been processed, you will find a link to the Background Information Form (BIF) in your Documents list on WebAdvisor. 


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 .

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.