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We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Veterinary school pathway

Studying pre-veterinary medicine

Do you have a passion for the sciences and animal health? Find out how Ontario Tech can help you reach your goal of becoming a veterinarian with our programs that support pre-veterinary studies. 

For eligible graduates, we offer a partnership with St Matthew's University School of Veterinary Medicine and St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine, that will guarantee entry to Ontario Tech graduates who meet the admission requirements.

Your first step to veterinary school is to find an undergraduate program that provides the course work and prerequisites needed to apply.

Both the life sciences and environmental biology specializations in our Biological Science program include much of the course work and core curriculum needed to pursue veterinary medicine.

Pathway admission requirements

To help accelerate your learning, Ontario Tech has partnered with St Matthew’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and  St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine to create a pathway to becoming a veterinarian.

Ontario Tech graduates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 75 per cent* for guaranteed entry** 

*Ontario Tech graduates with a GPA lower than 75 per cent will be considered on an individual basis and subject to seat availability.

**To receive entry, Ontario Tech graduates must satisfactorily complete an undergraduate interview with the admissions team at one of the pathway universities, and provide three letters of recommendation from an Ontario Tech faculty member.  

The following courses are the pre-medical requirements for admission:

  • Biology

    One-year General Biology or Zoology course with a laboratory requirement.

  • Chemistry

    One year general Chemistry course with a lab requirement.

    Half year Organic Chemistry course with a lab requirement.

    Half year Biochemistry course.

  • English

    A half year language arts (English) course. This course can be substituted with a writing component, like a term paper or written project.

  • Math or Computer Science
    Half year college Math or Computer Science course.


Eric Doyle
The professors I have in the Biological Science – Life Sciences program are unparalleled. Professor Brar understands the minds of students and that physics can be intimidating to the novice learner. Professor Brar was engaging, supportive, caring and a friend to all; he completely changed my outlook on physics! Science courses are filled with instructors that genuinely care about you—that go above and beyond to help you succeed. Eric Doyle Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Life Sciences Class of 2023

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The Ontario Tech Pre-Medical Association serves to educate, guide and provide resources to students who wish to pursue a career in medicine. The society hosts medical school information sessions and MCAT preparation events.
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We’re happy to answer your questions and provide you with any assistance you may need as you explore your options and take the next step toward becoming a veterinarian. We look forward to connecting with you.