The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Montreal is located in Saint-Hyacinthe, approximately 60 km away from the main campus and in the heart of the most important agro-alimentary zone in Quebec. It is the only institute for teaching and research in veterinary medicine in Quebec and the only French-speaking Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in North America. The University offers a wide range of external (off-campus) services and collaborations, throughout Quebec and the rest of the world! There are more than 400 students in the doctorate program in veterinary medicine.
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal is characterized by its strategic position as the junction between Anglo-Saxon North America and French Canada. As the only French-speaking veterinary faculty in North America, it can benefit from its dual membership in the world of French-speaking and European veterinary teaching as well as the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges. Moreover, the faculty is accredited by the prestigious American Veterinary Medical Association; this recognition confers an academic status on an international level. Its international professors and researchers collaborate with those around the world who are interested in health and the well-being animals, and the advancement of knowledge in the fields of biotechnologies, agriculture, and the public health. The faculty attracts students from all over the world. The education and knowledge gained in this department provides a level of quality that creates many opportunities for graduating students.
The Faculty is divided into three departments: Veterinary Biomedicine, Pathology and Microbiology, and Clinical Sciences.
The centralized urban location of the University of Montreal allows graduate students to share research facilities, resources and engage in interdepartmental, as well as interinstitutional research and learning. Students have access to a variety of public as well as private laboratories, centres and organizations dedicated to public health and higher education.
Advanced training and practical research creates graduate students who can become specialists in their fields. This gives graduates greater opportunities and access to recognized veterinary hospitals as well as access to the network of the most highly respected institutions of teaching and research that North-American and European veterinary surgeons have to offer.
Financial Support Available
Scholarships and financial support at the University of Montreal is designed to encourage students with financial difficulty to continue their studies. Scholarships of $ 2000 to $2300 are distributed annually.
Some scholarships which are available to graduate students are:
- Gaston-Hérald and Françoise Gervais Scholarship
- Pepsi Scholarship
The Faculty of graduate studies publishes an annual guide, which outlines which scholarships are available to masters, doctorate and post doctorate students. For more information, students may consult the Faculty of graduate studies website, where students will find useful links to the websites of the principal granting and funding organizations in Canada.
Admissions and EnquiriesSecretary of Student Affairs Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Campus de St-Hyacinthe
3200, rue Sicotte
St-Hyacinthe, Québec J2S 2M2