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Welcome Class of 2025!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)!!!!!!!!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program and to wish you much success over the next four years.

The information in the menu to the left will help you with your transition to life here at OVC. Should you have any questions regarding Orientation, please contact: Elizabeth Lowenger (


Virtuial Orientation begins the afternoon of Tuesday September 7, 2021

Important Information:


Throughout Orientation Week, you may submit mascot ideas to your P2P1 Guides and the Orientation Chair. You can choose to submit a class colour, a class animal or an animal colour combination for consideration. On Monday September 14th, discussion and voting will take place.

Your choice must not be a colour or an animal used in the last four years. Below are the colours and animals that are not available: 2024 Topaz Turtles, 2023 Opal Otters, 2022 Jade Jackals, 2021 Sapphire Snow Leopards.

  • Class of 2025 Practice Groups: Practice groups are formed based on previous experience so that you have a diverse group of individuals to work with and support each other's learning. This will become available later in the summer.
  • You should also visit the Current DVM Student site for additional information about your next four years here at OVC. Class schedules can be found on this site. These will also be updated as September approaches.
  • The virtual Professional Welcome Ceremony will take place in September (date to be announced). When you invite your guests, please consider including your veterinary mentors. More details and a formal letter of invitation will be given to you in September.

We are very excited to welcome you into the OVC community and can't wait to meet you!


Your Orientation Chair

Michelle Armstong, Dean's office summer student 2021