A one year post-D.V.M. experiential clinical training programs for newly graduated veterinarians to obtain focused clinical experiences under the supervision of the faculty specialists practicing in the Small Animal Clinic of the Veterinary Medical Centre. This certificate program serves as the first step in specialty training preparing candidates for clinical residency/graduate degree training programs leading to board certification in a specific specialty (e.g. Medical Imaging, Surgery or Medicine).

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be accepted for an internship to be eligible for admission to the certificate program.

  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), or equivalent, from a recognized college or university
  • A cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • Eligibility for restricted, educational SVMA licensure to practice veterinary medicine in Saskatchewan
  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.

Certificate Requirements

A minimum of 9 credit units of graduate courses, including the following:

  • 3 credit units of electives
  • Biosafety
  • Safety Orientation for Employees
  • VSAC 825.3
  • VSAC 826.3
  • VSAC 980.0
  • VSAC 990.0