Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc)

A faculty advisor is required for both the course-based and thesis-based programs before we can move an application forward. Prospective students are encouraged to contact faculty (either before or soon after submitting an application) to ask them if they are willing to take them on as a graduate student. Program space may be limited by faculty availability.

The Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) is a unique post-professional degree. The normal basis for admission to DVSc studies is a DVM or equivalent degree that would allow the applicant to be eligible for licence to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario. The DVSc program provides advanced discipline training and research at the doctoral level. It involves course and investigational work on an applied problem, together with advanced discipline training. 

The Department of Population Medicine participates in the DVSc program. Recognized areas of specializations include theriogenology, ruminant-health management, and swine-health management. Admission and degree requirements are outlined in the University of Guelph Graduate Calendar - DVSc Program