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What will I learn?

The Department of Veterinary Microbiology has students with diverse interests in infectious disease and their research questions address this area at levels ranging from the molecular to the population. We are united by our desire to explore microorganisms and their relationships with us and other animals.

The goals of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology are to sustain and further develop internationally recognized collaborative research programs that address infectious disease problems at the animal, human and environment interface and to deliver training programs in veterinary medicine at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels that address societal demands and expectations.

Strong areas of research by departmental faculty include: disease ecology, influence of climate change on infectious diseases, investigation of disease at the interface of people, domestic animals, wildlife and the environment, emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, companion animal zoonoses, microbiomes in health and disease, molecular diagnostics, vaccine development and efficacy, and viral exploitation of host pathways. The Department maintains a successful graduate training program in these areas and views the diversity of our faculty as a strength and opportunity for synergy.

The Department of Veterinary Microbiology, located in one of North America’s leading Veterinary Colleges, has close ties with other centres of research excellence at the University of Saskatchewan such as the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac). As part of a larger One Health initiative, the Department plays a critical role in delivering an international Interdisciplinary training program in infectious diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy (ITraP).

Which department am I in?

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$8,096.13 (US$ 5,871) per year
CAN $2,698.71 per term
Start date

Expected January, May, September 2023

Venue

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Saskatchewan,

52 Campus Drive,

Saskatoon,

Saskatchewan (SK),

S7N 5B4, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Master's degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study. A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the Master's degree. Demonstrated ability for independent thought, advanced study, and research. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Fully qualified: Overall score of 86 with minimum scores of 19 in each area; IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Fully qualified: Overall score of 6.5 with no score below 6.0 in each area; CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees): Fully qualified: Overall score of 4.5 with minimum scores of 4.5 in each area; PTE (Pearson Test of English): Fully qualified: Overall score of 63 with minimum scores of 59 in each area; University of Regina: Intensive ESL Advanced Level (ESL 50)l Plus completion of Academic Writing Elective A - Minimum score of 60% ; U-PREP 2: University Preparation 2 from the U of S Language Centre - Minimum score of 75% ; CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language): Minimum score of 70%, with minimum individual scores of 60

For international students

Master of Science (MSc) or equivalent, from a recognized university

A cumulative weighted average of at least 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study

Doctor of Philosophy - direct entry

A four-year honours degree, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

A cumulative weighted average of at least 80% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Fully qualified: Overall score of 86 with minimum scores of 19 in each area

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

Fully qualified: Overall score of 6.5 with no score below 6.0 in each area

CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)

Fully qualified: Overall score of 4.5 with minimum scores of 4.5 in each area.

PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Fully qualified: Overall score of 63 with minimum scores of 59 in each area.

University of Regina

Intensive ESL Advanced Level (ESL 50)l Plus completion of Academic Writing Elective A

Minimum score of 60%

U-PREP 2

University Preparation 2 from the U of S Language Centre

Minimum score of 75%

CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language)

Minimum score of 70%, with minimum individual scores of 60

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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