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Qualifications to Enter Veterinary Medicine.

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Qualifications to Enter Veterinary Medicine

By: Candice Williams

The first step to take to become a veterinarian is to choose an undergraduate college. When selecting a school, it is smart to consider factors such as location, cost, type of school, size of the school, and availability of pre-veterinary advisors. Apart from some exceptions, students usually complete a four-year bachelor's degree program before entering veterinary school.

The Ontario Veterinary College is the oldest veterinary college in the Americas in terms of continuous operation. It began in Toronto in 1862, was moved to Guelph, Ontario in 1922 and became a founding college of the University of Guelph in 1964. The Ontario Veterinary College has the following advanced degree programs: Master of Science (MSc), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), and Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc). For entry to the Masters of Science program a Bachelor of Science (Honors) or a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree is needed. To be accepted to the Doctor of Philosophy program you must complete a Master of Science program by thesis, even though top students may, if approval, go directly to the Doctor of Philosophy program before completing their Master

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