The Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences offers graduate programs primarily leading to the MVetSc degree (or the MSc or PhD degree) only in conjunction with a clinical residency program. Candidates must be appointed to one of our residency programs before applying to do graduate studies in this Department.
Residency programs offered vary from year to year but may include small animal internal medicine, small animal surgery, ophthalmology, anesthesiology, dentistry, medical imaging, oncology, and exotic, wildlife and zoological medicine.
A number of these residency programs are filled through the Veterinary Internship/Residency Matching Program (VIRMP). Go to the VIRMP web site for details on residency positions available through the VIRMP and application instructions.
Residency positions not offered through the matching program are commonly advertised in the Canadian Veterinary Journal and/or on occasion possibly specialty journals. Once appointed to one of our residency programs, successful candidates will then apply to the College of Graduate Studies and Research. Applications sent to the College of Graduate Studies and Research prior to being appointed to one of our residency programs will not be accepted.
CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS
A two-year MSc program in veterinary ophthalmology is available. The student will complete research in the field of veterinary ophthalmology and will interact with board-certified ophthalmologists on a regular basis.
In addition to the research component of the program, the student will attend weekly ocular pathology rounds and complete graduate courses in ophthalmology. Applicants must have a DVM degree from an accredited university.