The objective of the Certificate in Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology (CVDP) is to provide graduate students with advanced training in various aspects of veterinary diagnostic pathology under the supervision of experienced, highly qualified, veterinary diagnostic pathologists. Graduate students will achieve this objective through a single, yearlong, 9-credit course, called Advanced Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology, extending over 3 consecutive terms.
To be accepted into the CVDP program, applicants must:
- be a graduate of a recognized program of veterinary medicine and, therefore, have earned a DVM degree or equivalent;
- have prior training, and demonstrated competence, in veterinary diagnostic pathology;
- possess a weighted average of at least 75% (USask grade equivalencies) during their veterinary diagnostic pathology training program, if applicable (as not all veterinary diagnostic pathology training programs, or residencies, use grades);
- arrange for the submission of 3 strong letters of reference that predict success in a busy veterinary diagnostic pathology training program;
- provide evidence, if necessary, of proficiency in English consistent with that required by the CGPS; and,
- be eligible for licensure by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association.
Students must complete the following requirements:
- GPS 960.0
- GPS 962.0
- VTPA 854.9
- VTPA 990.0