About continuing your studies in Veterinary Medicine
International Veterinary Programs
McGill University has entered formal agreements with the following Schools of Veterinary Medicine, and has established pathways for students in the Life Sciences (Biological and Agricultural) Major, and the Animal Health and Disease Specialization.
Eligibility: The below pathways assume candidates have taken all of their Freshman-level (U0 or Cegep) science program pre-requisite courses, and follow the recommended course progression for the Life Science (Biological and Agricultural) Major and Animal Health & Disease Specialization in U1 and U2.
Any questions on the McGill portion of these pathways, should be directed to bsc-advisor.agenvsc [at] mcgill.ca. Questions related to eligibility and applying to Vet School, must be directed to the Vet School in question.
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh
Students obtain a B.Sc. (Ag.Env.Sc.) degree from McGill, and a BVM&S degree from the University of Edinburgh (UE) in a total of 6 years after the Freshman year (2 years at McGill, and 4 years at UE). See UE's webpage pertaining to this agreement for contact information as well as information on tuition, scholarships, program content, and applying to UE.
Benefit to students
Normally, students who arrive at UE from another university take 5 years to complete the BVM&S degree.
You may complete part of UE's Animal Husbandry Extra-Mural Studies (EMS) Requirement (i.e., internship), before starting your program with them. To be used as a program requirement in your BVM&S degree, practical experience must have been gained after January 1st of the year preceding your admission to UE. See information about EMS on UE's webpage.
- Application deadline for U2 students: November 15th (free of charge)
- Accepted students will complete U2 year at McGill, then relocate to Edinburgh to begin a 4-year study at UE (with tuition payable to UE)
- Upon completing your BVM&S degree, you will have an official transcript sent to McGill.
- To obtain your BSc (Ag.Env.Sc.) degree from McGill, you must apply for graduation within 5 years of your last attendance at McGill.
Questions related to professional credentialing and the practice of veterinary medicine should be addressed to vetug [at] ed.ac.uk.