Dalhousie University

Pre‑Veterinary Medicine

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Agriculture
Degree:Not Applicable
Field of Study:Pre-Veterinary Studies
Description:Do you love animals and have a passion for their health and care? Studying Pre-veterinary medicine at Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus in Truro, N.S. is your first step towards a career in the animal care industry. Our focus on animal physiology, nutrition, behaviour and welfare sets us apart from other biology or zoology programs. The courses you take are designed to reflect those you’ll take in vet school.

Pre-veterinary medicine will provide you with the courses needed to apply to any Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program in Canada, such as the Atlantic Veterinary College (Charlottetown, P.E.I.) or the Ontario Veterinary College (Guelph, Ont.).

In your first year, you’ll take foundation-building courses in biology, chemistry, calculus and English. You'll choose from a variety of electives like agricultural ecosystems or principles of microeconomics. You’ll have the opportunity to learn through lectures, labs and tutorials. In second year, you'll have more elective options to choose from.
URL:Pre‑Veterinary Medicine at Dalhousie University
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,648

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.


Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
Applicants are required to have English 12, Pre-calculus Math 12, and three additional academic subject.
Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237]
Application Notes : To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 15, 2022