Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) (178 credit units)

The Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s (WCVM) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree is a 4-year program. The first 3 years of the program provide pre-clinical instruction consisting of lectures, seminars and laboratory sessions. The final year is a clinical year based almost entirely working alongside the clinical staff in
our Veterinary Medical Centre.

For further information on the WCVM admission and program requirements please see the information below and the WCVM website.

All D.V.M. students will be required to successfully complete eight Demonstrated Entrustable Professional Activities (DEPA), as follows:

  • Anesthesia
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology
  • Surgery (LA or SA) and/or Spay
  • History (LA or SA)
  • Physical Examination (LA or SA)
  • Diagnostic Approach (LA or SA)
  • Discharge Notes (LA or SA)

Year 1

43 Credit Units

  • VBMS 208.1
  • VBMS 250.9
  • VBMS 222.3
  • VBMS 260.13
  • VINT 202.5
  • VINT 203.1
  • VINT 210.1
  • VINT 211.1
  • VLAC 215.2
  • VTMC 230.2
  • VTMC 238.2
  • VTPA 252.3

Year 2

48 Credit Units

  • VBMS 304.3
  • VBMS 306.5
  • VBMS 334.3
  • VINT 302.5
  • VINT 303.1
  • VINT 312.1
  • VLAC 315.6
  • VLAC 320.2
  • VLAC 325.1
  • VSAC 310.2
  • VSAC 315.1
  • VSAC 320.3
  • VTMC 334.2
  • VTMC 336.2
  • VTMC 347.3
  • VTPA 346.3
  • VTPA 353.5

Year 3

55 Credit Units

  • VBMS 436.3
  • VINT 402.5
  • VINT 412.1
  • VINT 415.1
  • VLAC 415.5
  • VLAC 461.5
  • VLAC 473.3
  • VLAC 474.2
  • VSAC 410.1
  • VSAC 415.2
  • VSAC 458.1
  • VSAC 460.1
  • VSAC 462.1
  • VSAC 450.10

Electives

Choose 14 credit units from the following:

  • VBMS 422.1
  • VBMS 435.1
  • VBMS 437.2
  • VINT 400.2
  • VINT 438.1
  • VINT 439.2
  • VINT 440.2
  • VINT 442.2
  • VINT 498.3
  • VLAC 429.1
  • VLAC 433.2
  • VLAC 437.2
  • VLAC 439.2
  • VLAC 441.2
  • VLAC 443.2
  • VLAC 445.2
  • VLAC 447.2
  • VLAC 453.2
  • VLAC 455.1
  • VLAC 491.1
  • VLAC 492.2
  • VLAC 493.2
  • VLAC 494.2
  • VLAC 495.1
  • VSAC 437.2
  • VSAC 439.2
  • VSAC 441.1
  • VSAC 443.1
  • VSAC 445.2
  • VSAC 449.2
  • VSAC 456.1
  • VSAC 457.1
  • VSAC 475.1
  • VSAC 477.1
  • VSAC 478.2
  • VTPA 420.1
  • VTPA 421.1
  • VTPA 431.2
  • VTPA 434.1
  • VTPA 435.2
  • VTPA 447.2

Year 4

32 Credit Units

  • VINT 580.32