- Grade 12 English
- Math 30-1 or 30-2 or Pure Math 30 or Applied Math 30
- Chemistry 30
- Biology 30
- Work-related hours - A Verification of Work-Related Hours and Experience form must accompany the application. This confirms the applicant has had at least 40 hours of meaningful animal-health work experience at a veterinary clinic. This form must be completed by a supervisor. (VMA graduates do not have to provide this).
- Online Interview
- The 1st round of interviews will occur in December for shortlisted applicants who complete their applications by November 1st.
- The 2nd round of interviews will occur in April for all other shortlisted applicants.
Competitive Entrance Requirements:
Applicants are shortlisted for the interview based on their academic average for the required high school courses. Last year, applicants successful in receiving an interview had a minimum average of 71%.
Applicants with prior NAIT Health and Life Sciences credentials or who have successfully completed at least one approved Open Studies course in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a minimum of 75% may be given special consideration for the interview shortlist.
Final selection is based strictly on the interview scores. Applicants who are offered conditional acceptance need to maintain the academic average presented in phase 1 in order to secure final acceptance. Please refer to the Student Selection Process for more information.
Additional Requirements and Considerations
Immunizations - It is recommended that students have immunization against tetanus and diphtheria. Students are required to have rabies immunization prior to on campus animal labs. Rabies immunization will be arranged through NAIT, and students will receive further information on immunization requirements prior to the program start date.
Computer Literacy - Students must have basic computer literacy, which includes word processing, spreadsheets, Internet, and email.
Any prospective students with back, arm, shoulder, wrist or neck problems or significant health challenges should consider their options carefully before applying and are advised to consult with the Program.