Graduate Student Positions

ONTARIO VETERINARY COLLEGE - Department of Population Medicine


The Theriogenology Section in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College has an opening for a graduate student in Theriogenology in the Doctor of Veterinary Science (D.V.Sc.) degree program.
The 3-year DVSc program provides advanced post-graduate clinical training in the field of Theriogenology (50% equine, 40% companion animals, 10% exotic and food animals). In addition, the program requires completion of an independent graduate level research project in reproduction with defense of a thesis, as well as successful completion of 5.0 graduate level course credits. This program is designed to provide the individual with sound advanced clinical and research training in the specialty of Theriogenology, allowing fulfillment of requirements of the American College of Theriogenologists Specialty Board Examination.
Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree with a minimum ‘B’ average ( 73% +) in their DVM program, be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or have a student visa. Eligibility for licensure by the College of Veterinarians of Ontario is required. The applicant must demonstrate their interest in the field of Theriogenology in a letter of intent. Veterinary experience consisting of either a one year rotating internship or 1-2 years of private veterinary practice is also required. The starting date for the position will be January 2020.
The current stipend remuneration for this position is $33,334.00/annum Canadian. Additional scholarships and graduate student assistantships are available once in-program. Graduate tuition and fees are approximately $9909/annum for Canadians and Landed Immigrants, and $26,000/annum for international students (including U.S. citizens). Highly qualified International students may qualify for a scholarship to reduce the tuition portion to the same as domestic students. A portion of these fees is refundable, as graduate tuition fees are an income tax deductible expense in Canada.
Additional information about the DVSc program can be found at
If you are interested in this position please forward your letter of intent and curriculum vitae to Theriogenology faculty, Dr. Tracey Chenier at If you would like additional information on the application process please contact the Graduate Program Assistant, Ms. Jessie Beer at (for research)


2.   MSc or PhD Candidate

Veterinary Clinical Communication – Small Animal
The Department of Population Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, University of
Guelph, Guelph, Ontario is seeking applicants interested in studying veterinary clinical
communication with a focus on veterinarian-client interactions in small-companionanimal
practice, for a MSc or PhD candidate position in population medicine.
The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology
and will undertake a graduate research project in the area of veterinary clinical
communication with a focus on veterinarian-client interactions in small-companionanimal
practice. This experience will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to
develop a sound background in the principles and methods of epidemiological research
including quantitative and qualitative methods, to broaden their own written and oral
communication skills, and to be at the forefront of research into veterinary clinical
communication. This unique opportunity will provide graduates of this program with
significant career opportunities in industry, academia or research.
Statements of interest will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.
Preferred start date: September 2020.
Applicants must successfully acquire stipend funding for their program
Stipdend-Support.asp) and meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of
Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. Applicants with experience in veterinary
practice will be preferred. A strong background in psychology or biological sciences, as
well as basic statistics will be an asset.
For further information or to submit a statement of interest including a full curriculum
vitae (CV), please contact:
Dr. Jason Coe
Associate Professor
Department of Population Medicine
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
N1G 2W1
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Medicine is available at:


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