DVM Requirements 2012 to 2014

How the DVM requirements fit with the B.Sc.(Agr.) Animal Science major in the 2012-2013, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Undergraduate Calendars

The following outlines how the required courses for Animal Science meet the admission requirements for Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) as well as what requirements are not in the core courses for Animal Science. Please note that this list is just a recommended way to incorporate the requirements for DVM admission to apply after fifth semester; you are encouraged to research the other courses that are acceptable for the various required subject areas and organize your plan around when you will apply to the DVM program. Please also note that these recommendations do not assume there are no conflicts in scheduling or class availability.

It is your responsibility to review and understand all of the DVM admission requirements. These are listed on the Ontario Veterinary College website.

Semester 1:

BIOL*1050 (0.50 Biology)

Semester 2:

BIOL*1090 (0.50 Biology)

Semester 3:

MBG*2040 (0.50 Genetics; prerequisite for MCB*2050 and ZOO*3050)

MBG*2400 (0.50 Genetics)

Semester 4:

ANSC*2340 (0.50 Biology)

BIOC*2580 (0.50 Biochemistry; prerequisite for MCB*2050)

STAT*2040 (0.50 Statistics)

For your elective, it is recommended you take ZOO*3050 (only if applying after your fifth semester) as a 0.50 Biology or Cell Biology or you can take a Humanities or Social Science 0.50 credit.*

Semester 5:

ANSC*3080 (0.50 Biology)

ANSC*3120 (0.50 Biology)

NUTR*3210 (0.50 Biology)

For one of your electives, it is recommended you take MCB*2050 (0.50 Biology or Cell Biology if not taken in Semester 4) or a Humanities or Social Science 0.50 credit.*

For the other elective, it is recommended you take a Humanities or Social Science 0.50 credit.*

Additional Information:

Students are able to apply to the DVM after their fifth semester. Students continuing in their degree program past this point should be careful to select courses according the B.Sc.(Agr.) degree requirements and the DVM admission requirements.

Students looking to take physics in preparation for the MCAT exams should speak to their Program Counsellor for advice on including physics into their schedule. Note that MCAT scores will no longer be an admission requirement for students entering in Fall 2016 and beyond.

*Please note that the list of acceptable Humanities and Social Sciences courses is different for the B.Sc.(Agr.) and the DVM admissions. You are required to take 0.50 credits for your degree program, so ensure at least 0.50 credits of the 1.00 you will take are on both the acceptable Humanities and Social Sciences courses list for the B.Sc.(Agr.) degree and for the acceptable Humanities and Social Sciences for DVM admissions requirements.

When selecting your Humanities and Social Sciences courses to meet the DVM admissions requirements, please ensure that you are showing a progression in your work (for example, if you take a 2000 level Geography course in your fourth semester, do not take a 1000 level Geography in your fifth semester). This progression should be shown in any other subject area as well.