VIU Advising Team walking on campus


Admission to Veterinary school is competitive and requires two to four years of pre-veterinary or science courses at university.

Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) at the University of Saskatchewan accepts 20 students from BC per year. *check for changes to the provincial seat quota in Spring 2023.

Currently, U Calgary and U Guelph veterinary programs admit Canadian students from their respective provinces only. They also admit international applicants. 

VIU applicants to Veterinary school at WCVM can complete all prerequisite courses in 3 years, though, as admission is competitive, most completed a full degree, often BSc Major in Biology, though other options are possible.

VIU courses/programs to consider

  • English (6 credits)
  • Math or Statistics (6 credits)
  • Chemistry (6 credits)
  • Genetics (3 credits)
  • Biochemistry (6 credits)
  • Introductory Microbiology (3 credits)
  • Electives (15 credits)