Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Positions


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 for the Fall 2023 admission cycle.

The 3-year DVSc program provides advanced post-graduate clinical training in the field of Theriogenology (approximately 60% equine, 30% 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 graduate level course credits. This program is designed to provide the individual with sound advanced clinical and research training in the specialty of Theriogenology, leading to partial fulfillment of the requirements for eligibility to sit the certifying examination of the American College of Theriogenologists. For this position, the prospective research project will focus on small animal Theirogenology, however the graduate student will be expected to fully participate in all clinical areas, including large animals.

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. Successful completion of the NAVLE or equivalent is normally required. For applicants whose DVM degree is from a non-AVMA accredited school, an entrance exam to assess core knowledge in the field of reproduction is a part of the interview process. The applicant’s interest in the field of Theriogenology will be demonstrated in a letter of intent. Veterinary experience consisting of either a one year rotating internship or 1-2 years of private veterinary practice, preferably including both small animal and equine species, is also required. Anticipated starting date is Sept. 2023.

The current stipend remuneration for this position is $40,000.00/annum Canadian. Additional scholarships and graduate student assistantships are available once in-program. Graduate tuition and fees are approximately $9900/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. Michelle Caissie at . If you would like additional information on the application process please contact the Graduate Program Assistant, Ms. Kaite Brown at


MSc or PhD Candidate

Advisor:  Dr. Jason Coe

Professor and VCA Canada Chair in Relationship-Centred Veterinary Medicine

Opportunity: The Relationship-Centred Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College (RCVM@OVC) research program in the Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph is seeking applicants, at the MSc (thesis or coursework) or PhD level, interested in studying the role of relationship-centred veterinary medicine in achieving stronger veterinary teams, improved veterinary patient outcomes, and wider access to veterinary care.

To learn more about the RCVM@OVC team, please visit:

The successful candidate will receive graduate level training in veterinary epidemiology and will undertake a graduate research project involving one of five research avenues: team-based veterinary care, veterinary clinical communication, virtual veterinary care, accessing veterinary care, or veterinary training.

Working with RCVM@OVC team the successful candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Work within a collaborative and supportive research program
  • Develop a sound background in the principles and methods of epidemiological research including quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Broaden their own written and oral communication skills
  • Be at the forefront of research into the social side of veterinary practice
  • Expand their professional network within academia and the veterinary industry

This unique opportunity should provide graduates of this program with significant career opportunities in industry, academia or research. Applicants with experience in veterinary practice will be preferred. A strong background in the social and/or biological sciences, as well as basic statistics will be an asset.

Statements of interest will be accepted until a successful candidate is identified.

Preferred start date: September 2023. 

Funding: Applicants must successfully acquire stipend funding for their graduate program or be self-funded (MSc coursework only) and meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph.

To express interest or for further information including questions about graduate student funding, please contact Dr. Coe and the RCVM@OVC team at:            

Additional information concerning graduate studies in the Department of Population Medicine is available at: 


Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Ph.D Opportunities, DEPARTMENT OF POPULATIONS MEDICINE

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~ Dr. Basem Gohar


All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph is the largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.  

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion ( is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

 If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.