General DVM Applicant Information

Rabies Immunization Program

Admission to the DVM program is contingent upon agreeing to participate in a rabies immunization program including blood titre evaluation. Exemption from this condition may be granted in exceptional circumstances if the student concerned provides compelling reasons as to why they are unable to participate and signs a waiver absolving UPEI and AVC of further liability.

Role of Teaching Animals in the DVM Curriculum

The humane use of animals in teaching is an integral part of the DVM program at the AVC and a necessary component of veterinary medical education. All students admitted to the DVM program must accept and agree to this tenet. All teaching animal use at the AVC is approved by the UPEI Animal Care Committee and conforms to the principles and guidelines of the Canadian Council on Animal Care.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition costs vary depending on whether the seat is for an Atlantic Canadian student or an International student. For current DVM program tuition and fees, please visit the UPEI Accounting Office webpage. Select “Veterinary Medicine”, “Canadian” or “International”, “Full-Time”, “Undergraduate”, and then filter. International students should note that all tuition and fees are posted in Canadian dollars.

Financial Aid

UPEI's Financial Aid Office can assist you in finding the best way to finance your education. For US DVM students, UPEI is able to offer Direct Stafford Loans and Direct Plus Loans using the Direct Loan Program.

For more information regarding financial aid for both Canadian and US students please contact the UPEI Financial Aid Office at (902) 628-4382.

Student Health Insurance

All full time students at UPEI, including international students, are automatically enrolled in the UPEI Student Health Plan when they register for classes. If you already have an extended health plan, you may choose to opt out of the UPEI Student Health Plan and receive a refund of the premium cost.

For more information regarding the UPEI Student Health Insurance Plan for both Canadian and international students please contact the UPEI Student Union at (902) 566-0530.

Student Visas for International Students

International students will need to obtain a Canada Study Permit (Student Visa) in order to attend UPEI. Accepted applicants can apply for Study Permits once they have received their letters of offer. A Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) may also be required depending on your citizenship. A Temporary Resident Visa is not required for citizens of visa exempt countries, including the United States.

For more information about Study Permits please visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website or contact the UPEI International Relations Office at (902) 566-0443.

Online Payment of Tuition and Fees

Canadian students can pay fees and tuition online through their financial institution and international students can pay directly through the UPEI website using StudentPay. For more information about online payment options, contact the UPEI Accounting Office at (902) 566-0534.

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