$70,000 – $160,000
Recommended High School Courses:
Humanities & Social Science are recommended as are business administration, management & entrepreneurship
A veterinarian is a medical profession who protects the health and well-being of animals. They diagnose and control animal diseases and treat sick and injured animals. They also advise owners o proper care of their pets and livestock. Veterinarians provide a wide range of services in private practice, teaching, research, government service, public health, military service, private industry, and other areas.
Training & Education Routes
- Pre-vet program at University of Manitoba
- University of Calgary – Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- The Atlantic Veterinary College – University of Prince Edward Island
- Université de Montréal
- The Ontario Veterinary College – University of Guelph
- Western College of Veterinary Medicine – University of Saskatchewan
Links to Sites
University Of Manitoba
Veterinary medicine focuses on the health of all animal species, from food-producing animals and companion animals to wildlife. Veterinarians pursue careers in private practice, specialized disciplines, public service, research, or industry.
Students studying Pre-Veterinary Studies at the University of Manitoba can complete the required courses through the Faculty of Agricultural and food Sciences or the Faculty of Science. After two years of study, students are eligible to apply for admissions to the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM), where they can pursue the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Students who do not gain admission to the WCVM can complete their chosen degree in Agriculture or Science in the normal amount of time and seek a career in science or animal agriculture.
The Regional Nature Of The Western College Of Veterinary Medicine
The Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM) is the premier centre of veterinary education, research and expertise in Western Canada and a key member of Canada’s veterinary, public health and food safety network. More than 450 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the internationally-recognized veterinary college that includes a veterinary medical centre, a provincial diagnostic laboratory and large-scale research facilities.
For general information about the WCVM and its location, visit the following links at