Veterinary Pathology

University of Saskatchewan

24 months
6730 CAD/year
4260 CAD/year
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The Department of Veterinary Pathology at University of Saskatchewan offers programs of postgraduate study in anatomic and clinical pathology leading to the following degrees: Master of Veterinary Science (two year diagnostic training) which may be followed by the optional one-year Senior Residency; Master of Science (thesis); Master of Science with diagnostics (3 year thesis program); and PhD.


Excellent facilities for research and for disciplinary training in diagnostic veterinary pathology are available. Current research interests include pathogenesis of infectious diseases, mucosal immunity, innate immunity and disease resistance, oncology, viral oncogenesis, hematologic disorders, wildlife diseases and skeletal diseases.

The Master of Veterinary Science  and M.Sc. with diagnostics programs are available only to students with a DVM degree or equivalent. The M.Sc. and Ph.D. Programs (research-based) may be available to qualified students with or without a DVM degree or equivalent.

The Department of Veterinary Pathology serves as the Western College of Veterinary Medicine's source of teaching, research and diagnostic services in all aspects of veterinary pathology.

Many of the department's faculty members are actively involved in the WCVM's anatomic and clinical pathology diagnostic services. These activities, which provide a wide range of case material, enrich the department's clinical and laboratory teaching programs as well as its research programs.


Research interests of faculty in the Department of Veterinary Pathology at University of Saskatchewan include diagnostic pathology, pathogenesis of infectious disease in poultry and mammals, mucosal immunity, innate immunity and disease resistance, viral oncogenesis, hematologic disorders and wildlife diseases.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Veterinary General Pathology
  • Veterinary Systemic Pathology
  • Diseases of Poultry
  • Introduction to Fish Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
86 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 70% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (i.e. 60 credit units)
  • a four-year honours degree, or equivalent, from a recognized college or university in an academic discipline relevant to the proposed field of study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6730 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6730 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4260 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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