DVM Requirements in Equine Management

How do the DVM requirements fit with the BBRM Equine Management major?

For students in the 2017-2018 Schedule of Studies (and beyond)

The following outlines how the required courses for Equine Management align with current admission requirements for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program, as well as those requirements that are not within the core courses for Equine Management. Please note that this list is just a recommended way to complete the DVM prerequisites in preparation for a DVM application as early as your third year of studies. You are encouraged to review the OVC website and familiarize yourself with the various courses that can be presented as prerequisites in order to plan course selection accordingly. Please also note that these recommendations do not assume there are no conflicts in scheduling or class availability.

It is your responsibility to review and understand all DVM admission requirements. These requirements are available on the Ontario Veterinary College website.

Note: All prerequisites must be presented from acceptable, full-time (2.50 credit) semesters.  Courses listed as prerequisites below are acceptable content only and must be completed in acceptable, full-time semesters in order to be presented on a future DVM application.

Semester 1:
BIOL*1050 (0.50 Biological Sciences)
BIOL*1090 (0.50 Biological Sciences)
If you don’t have 4U Chemistry, contact your program counsellor

Semester 2:
ANSC*1210 (1.00 Humanities)
CHEM*1040 should be taken this semester (instead of CHEM*1100) as a lead up to BIOC*2580

Semester 3:
It is recommended that your restricted elective be CHEM*1050 as it’s the prerequisite for BIOC*2580

Semester 4:
It is recommended that one of your restricted electives be BIOC*2580 (0.50 Biochemistry; prerequisite for MCB*2050)
It is recommended that the other restricted elective be MBG*2040 (0.50 Genetics; prerequisite for MCB*2050)

Semester 5:
ANSC*3080 (0.50 Biological Sciences)
STAT*2060 (0.50 Statistics)
For your elective, it is recommended you take MCB*2050 (0.50 Cell Biology)

Those in Calendar Years with AGR 2030, recall you will take CROP 3340 instead of AGR 2030, so while you do need to complete 60% of your course load at the 3000/4000 level rule, you do not need to move any of your required courses out of this semester (previous planning called for this). You may also take MCB*2050 or ZOO*3050 in Semester 6 and apply to the DVM program in the following year. All prerequisites for a DVM application must be completed by December 31st, the year prior to application.

Additional Information:

If all prerequisites are completed, you are eligible to apply to the DVM program in your third year of studies. If you choose to continue in your degree program past this point and intend to apply to DVM in a later year, you should be careful to select courses according to the BBRM degree requirements and the DVM admission requirements.

Courses that should be included (noting there are alternatives to some of these courses):

  • CHEM*1040 (to take CHEM 1050); counts as a required course for BBRM
  • CHEM*1050 (to take BIOC 2580); counts as a restricted elective for BBRM
  • BIOC*2580 (0.50 Biochemistry prerequisite for DVM); counts as a restricted elective for BBRM
  • MBG*2040 (0.50 Genetics prerequisite for DVM); counts as an elective for BBRM
  • An acceptable 0.5 credit Cell Biology prerequisite (e.g. MCB*2050 and ZOO*3050); counts as an elective for BBRM
  • ANSC*1210 (0.50 Humanities); counts as a required course for BBRM
  • Any core course for BBRM that is on the Biological Sciences list for DVM (1.00 are required with an emphasis on animal biology)

As noted on the OVC website, courses will not be acceptable if they are repeats of previously passed courses, or if they are taken at the same level or a lower level in a subject area than previously passed courses in the same subject area. This includes courses with significant overlap in content. If you are selecting alternative Humanities and Social Sciences courses to meet the DVM admissions requirements, please ensure that you are showing a progression in your work.  For example, if you take a 2000 level Geography course in your fourth semester, do not take a 1000 level Geography in your fifth semester). This progression rule is applicable to all courses, so watch your plan if you move courses around.

If you have additional questions about DVM admission requirements, please connect with Admission Services (admdvm@uoguelph.ca).