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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 Foundation Year-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 University of Edinburgh Veterinary School logo

(Edinburgh, UK)


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 Foundation Year 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. 

*excluding the Foundation Year year for non-Québec residents.

Benefit to students

Normally, students who arrive at UE from another university take 5 years to complete the BVM&S degree.  

  1. Application deadline for U2 students: November 15th (free of charge)

  2. 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)
  3. Upon completing your BVM&S degree, you will have an official transcript sent to McGill.
  4. 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.

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