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Veterinary School for Canadian Applicants
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine provides the opportunity for Canadian students from any province/territory to apply to vet school. We can help you be practice-ready and eligible for licensure in Canada, the US, and abroad in as few as 3.25 years with our AVMA-accredited Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program.
The admissions requirements to Ross Vet school for Canadian applicants are similar to those required for U.S. applicants. You’re not just a number to us. We take a holistic view of the admissions process, reviewing not just grades and test scores, but also giving weight to your experience, perseverance, and passion to become a veterinarian.
How to Apply
You can apply to Ross Vet two different ways: by using our online Ross Vet Application portal or submitting your application through VMCAS. Applications are accepted throughout the year for all three start dates: January, May, or September.
Canadian applicants who have a MyCreds™ or MesCertif™ account may submit their digital transcripts and other accompanying documents through the MyCreds™/MesCertif™ portal. To do so, select Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine from the 'Recipient' list in your account portal. Alternatively, you may share your credentials using the “Generate a link to my documents” option within the portal. Enter firstname.lastname@example.org in the “Recipient Email” field on the Document Sharing form in your account.
FINANCIAL AID & Scholarships
Eligibility for loans to vet school for Canada residents vary by individual and may include up to the full cost of tuition through the Canadian government and/or private loan programs. Please refer to the Financial Planning Guide for Canadian Students (PDF) for more information.
You may also be eligible for one of our scholarship opportunities available to qualified applicants.
If you’d like to speak to a financial aid representative directly about your options and creating a plan:
WHERE YOU WILL STUDY
AVMA-Accredited Clinical Affiliate— Semesters 8–10
The successful completion of the preclinical curriculum is followed by a three-semester (45 weeks) clinical year at one of our 30 AVMA-accredited affiliate veterinary schools, including the University of Montreal and the University of Saskatchewan. During this time, you will participate with your affiliate school’s students in rotations, while remaining enrolled and graduating from Ross Vet.
ACCREDITATION, LICENSING & RETURNING HOME TO PRACTICE
Our DVM program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA COE) and Canadian graduates are eligible to practice back home in Canada upon the successful completion of the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination® (NAVLE). Canada has Provincial Licensing Bodies that may have additional requirements for the province/territory where you wish to practice.
VET SCHOOLS FOR CANADA RESIDENTS
Since 2010, Ross Vet has enrolled 148 students from many different Canadian institutions including the University of Guelph, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, McGill University, University of Saskatchewan, University of Toronto and more.
MEET ROSS VET
Each year, Ross Vet holds events for prospective applicants to learn more about veterinary school for Canadian students, meet our Canadian alumni, and get your questions answered in person.
In addition to our larger events, Ross Vet representatives will frequently visit campuses across Canada to meet with pre-veterinary clubs, give campus presentations, and participate in smaller events to provide an opportunity for prospective veterinarians to learn more about our school. Check back frequently to learn when we will be in your area!