University of Prince Edward Island

Pre-Veterinary Medicine Stream

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Program Information

School:University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Pre-Veterinary Studies
Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Description:The Faculty of Science is pleased to offer a pre-veterinary stream in collaboration with the Atlantic Veterinary College, one of Canada's five veterinary schools. Located on the UPEI campus, the collaboration takes advantage of the best programs, facilities, and teaching that UPEI has to offer. The pre-veterinary stream offers students an opportunity to meet the course requirements for admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, a four-year program that has graduated over 1,000 veterinarians since it opened in 1986.

The pre-vet stream is an advising structure that helps guide future applicants to the DVM program and supports progress toward a Bachelor of Science degree with a major from one of the disciplines available in UPEI’s Faculty of Science. In addition, a variety of activities such as information sessions and presentations by professors who teach at the Atlantic Veterinary College are also organized for pre-veterinary stream students.

URL:Pre-Veterinary Medicine Stream at University of Prince Edward Island
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,470

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.
International students pay $7,470 per year in addition to domestic full-time student tuition.
Scholarships:1
Careers:Veterinary Assistants and Animal Health Technologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •   English 
  •   Mathematics 
  • 2 of   Science 

Applicants are required to have successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects: Grade 12 Academic English, Grade 12 Academic Mathematics, two Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science), and one additional Grade 12 Academic course.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550+5.5]
Application Notes : The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI) - evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) - overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test - 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test - 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB - 80; CanTEST - 4.5; CAEL - 60; Pearson Test of English - 58; Cambridge Advanced English - CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken - Pre-1.

* 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 August 12, 2021