Our Sponsors


PetSmart Charities of Canada

We believe pets belong with the people who love them. That’s why we are committed to helping make vet care available to all pets, regardless of their situation, by supporting programs that enhance Community Veterinary Medicine. As the leading funder of Animal Welfare in Canada, our grants help connect pets with loving homes through adoption, improve access to affordable veterinary care and support families in times of crisis with access to food, resources, and emergency relief. Join us to help make a difference in the lives of pets in need and those who love them. Visit PetSmartCharities.ca


PheedLoop is an all-in-one event management software platform designed for conferences, trade shows and meetings. Since our founding in 2015 out of the University of Toronto, PheedLoop has powered thousands of events by offering a seamless system to manage live, virtual and hybrid events under one roof. From mobile events apps, digital registration and on-site badge printing, to streaming, virtual exhibit halls, abstract management, floor plans, video networking, badge scanning, games, and much more. We’ve grown to become Canada’s top-rated event technology provider and are thrilled to be able to support the Canadian Pre-Veterinary Medical Association at their annual conference!

The PheedLoop team is extremely focused on engineering and providing the highest level of customer service. We encourage you to visit our blog (www.pheedloop.com/blog) to get an idea of our intense dedication to pushing the envelope.

Royal Bank of Canada

RBC is so pleased to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2022 CPVMA!

Did you know RBC has specialty programs to help veterinarians and future-veterinarians fund their education and beyond?

Experts Jayme Moorcroft and Marianne Dilello from our Healthcare Team (Commercial Banking) join the symposium to provide advice on managing finances through school and the early part of your practicing Veterinary career! Curious about managing school debt? Accessing resources? Starting or managing a clinic?  We’re here to support you and answer your questions with tailored advice.

Guelph is also home to the University of Guelph OnCampus branch! These specialty branches (there are only 20 across Canada!) seek to provide students and youth with financial literacy resources, connect you to the experts you need, and be a comfortable spot on campus to ask your “bank questions” in a safe space.

Visit our virtual booth, send us an email (kate.ethier@rbc.com), or give us a wave next time you find yourself walking through the Guelph Gryphon’s Athletic Centre!

Another facet to RBC OnCampus is RBC FutureLaunch. RBC FutureLaunch is a $500 million, 10-year commitment to today’s youth to help them prepare for the jobs of tomorrow. In fact, Future Launch is RBC’s biggest commitment to a social issue. The program focuses on helping youth get work experience, grow their network, gain new skills, and enhance their mental well-being through workshops, networking events, and community partnerships.

Visit rbc.com/futurelaunch to learn more.

Royal Canin

As a leader in science-based pet health nutrition, Royal Canin places cats and dogs at the centre of the innovation process. The range of exclusive veterinary formulas contributes to optimal health for longer and happier lives.

St. Matthews University

St. Matthews University School of Veterinary Medicine offers an accelerated 3.25-year DVM program including clinical rotation options in Canada and the U.S. SMU offers a holistic admissions process and students will study their basic sciences with an emphasis on hands-on learning on Grand Cayman and enjoy preparing for the NAVLE exam where our pass rate is 92% in the last three years. Our students share a collaborative learning approach with a 7:1 faculty ratio and access to peer mentors, faculty and additional resources for support throughout the program. Our small class sizes make us a unique option so stop by our booth and learn more. Website: Veterinary Medicine | School of Veterinary Medicine | SMUSVM (stmatthews.edu)

The University College of Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine

The UCD School of Veterinary Medicine, Ireland is one of the leading veterinary schools in Europe, and it has been granted full accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Australasian Veterinary Board Council(AVBC), the European Association of Establishments in Veterinary Education (EAEVE), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI). Currently, we are 23rd in the QS World Rankings 2021 for Veterinary Medicine.

The University of Bristol, Bristol Veterinary School

Bristol Veterinary School is part of the University of Bristol (UK), located at the heart of one of Europe’s most exciting and creative cities. Vibrant and cultural with a celebrated independent spirit, Bristol was ranked 11th in the National Geographic Cool List 2018.

A world-leading institution, the University of Bristol was placed 13th in the world for Veterinary Science (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021) and ranked one of the UK’s top 20 universities (QS World University Rankings 2022).

Bristol Veterinary School is based at our beautiful, rural Langford Campus – a short bus ride away from the city of Bristol. The 630-acre estate has an extensive range of onsite facilities including a multidisciplinary small animal referral hospital, a dairy farm, new purpose-built anatomy and post-mortem facilities, and an award-winning clinical skills lab. There are also farm animal and small animal practices on site, providing experience of primary care on farms and in clinics. 

Our nearby partnering organisations ensure you also get ample experience of equine primary care and referral cases as well as working with exotics.

Our students benefit from the latest teaching methods, research-driven and delivered by experts in the field. On top of this, you will have access to our much-celebrated team of clinical demonstrators, who nurture you to develop confident practical skills.  

Bristol Veterinary School has many academics who are leaders in their field, whose research helps inform national policies that can lead to developments within veterinary medicine and the wider field of One-Health.

We have two undergraduate veterinary science degrees. Our five-year programme is aimed at school leavers. Our four-year programme is aimed at those with an undergraduate degree in a science subject.

The BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry degree (AGEP), is a fast-track programme for science graduates, which enables completion of BVSc Veterinary Science in four years. The course is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the qualification gained is equivalent to the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Graduates of our BVSc Veterinary Science: Accelerated Graduate Entry degree will be able to practise as a Veterinary Surgeon in the United Kingdom and several other countries. Applications for this course can be made via VMCAS.

The AGEP course has a distinctive, student-led approach that sets the course apart from other graduate entry programmes in the UK.

The first two years are delivered primarily through case-based, tutor-facilitated, small-group teaching and learning. You will study the integrated structure and function of animals, principles of disease, clinical veterinary science and professional studies. This is all taught via case-based learning, complemented by lectures and practicals.  

The course integrates with the final two years of our five-year BVSc Veterinary Science degree towards the end of the second year and you will further develop your skills in clinical sciences and professional studies.

EMS (extra mural studies) are mandatory for all veterinary programmes in the UK and you will undertake EMS throughout your programme including outside of term time. We have a dedicated EMS team who can support you in arranging your placements.

The University of Bristol Veterinary School is accredited by the following professional bodies, meaning that graduates of its Veterinary programmes have the opportunity to practice in multiple countries around the world.

The University of Edinburgh, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is part of the University of Edinburgh. We are located in Scotland (UK) and our campus sits within an area with the largest concentration of animal science expertise in Europe while being just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful city of Edinburgh. 

The School is a world leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice, offering internationally accredited degrees by using an award winning curriculum, innovative teaching methods, and an interdisciplinary environment at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

We offer a 5 year degree for students with high school qualifications, and a 4 year Graduate Entry Programme for students with a relevant degree. Both pathways lead to a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery which is equivalent to the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and benefits from the same worldwide standing. 

Our veterinary degree is accredited by:

We are placed 3rd in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject and have been ranked first in the Guardian UK University Guide 2022 league table for veterinary science for five consecutive years. 

By studying towards a Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery degree at the University of Edinburgh, you will achieve a world-class education and an internationally accredited qualification in a multi-cultural and thriving environment. You will gain many transferable skills such as effective communication, teambuilding and an understanding of business management. Veterinary training also provides an outstanding background for those who wish to pursue a career in biomedical research, including both veterinary and human medicine. Clinical and professional skills are taught from the earliest stages and the programme also includes Extra-Mural Studies (EMS). This is a core part of our programme and provides unrivalled opportunities to gain real-life work experience anywhere in the world while being a student and in addition to spending time in our three on site hospitals during clinical rotations. 

Take a virtual tour of our campus facilities here. | To find out more about the degree programmes we offer, please visit our website. | To learn more about the application process, please refer to our step-by-step guide

In summary: why study at Edinburgh? 

  • Widely and internationally accredited degree (RCVS, AVMA, EAEVE, AVBC, SAVC) 
  • Consistently ranked as one of the top Vet School in the UK and overseas  
  • High graduate employment rates (93%+) 
  • £275m+ investment in state-of-the-art purpose-built campus facilities 
  • Located on a campus with the highest concentration of animal science expertise in Europe 

Contact us: Book an appointment to speak to a member of the Admissions Team | Email: vetug@ed.ac.uk | Find us on social media: Instagram @thedickvet YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

VCA Canada

VCA Canada Animal Hospitals is a family of over 130 small animal veterinary practices located across 5 Canadian provinces. Our team of over 4,000 associates provides our communities with general, emergency, and specialty services in our practices, offering compassionate care for pets and their families. Our purpose of Caring For Life’s Greatest Companions is felt in every part of the VCA Canada experience, whether it is our patients, our clients, our team members, or our communities.


As the world’s leading animal health company, we are driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. After nearly 70 years innovating ways to predict, prevent, detect, and treat animal illness, we continue to stand by those raising and caring for animals worldwide – from livestock farmers to veterinarians and pet owners. The company’s leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, and technologies make a difference in over 100 countries. In 2020, we generated revenue of $6.7 billion with ~11,300 employees. For more, visit www.zoetis.com.



“Doctor, dentist, lawyer, vet?  

No matter what your interest, OzTREKK can help you achieve your goals. As an official international representative for 14 world-renowned Australian and New Zealand universities, OzTREKK has assisted thousands of Canadian students make their career dreams a reality. 

In fact, more than half of all Canadians currently studying full-degree programs in Australia applied through OzTREKK.  

We’ve made it our mission to put students first, which is why we offer unparalleled, free services. From your first questions to understanding how to take your degree home, OzTREKK is here to help.” 


Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Founded in 1982, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, a St. Kitt’s vet school, has graduated nearly 6,000 veterinarians who today practice medicine across the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and beyond. Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE), Ross Vet’s DVM program is located on our high-tech campus located on the island of St. Kitts. We offer an entirely unique opportunity to tomorrow’s prospective veterinarians. Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine provides the opportunity for Canadian students from any province/territory to apply to vet school. We can help you be practice-ready and eligible for licensure in Canada, the US, and abroad in as few as 3.25 years.


Banfield Pet Hospital

We are a practice powered by more than 3,600 veterinarians who have dedicated their careers to helping pets. Banfield is the largest general veterinary practice in the U.S. with more than 1,000 hospitals in neighborhoods across the country and Puerto Rico.

We offer Optimum Wellness Plans® (OWPs), which enable us to develop partnerships with our clients, while delivering customized, high-quality preventive care for every pet’s unique needs throughout life. Our OWP clients can also take advantage of Vet Chat™, our 24/7 live vet advice service, as well as virtual office visits. We take a proactive approach to veterinary medicine aimed at early diagnosis and supporting overall pet health by focusing on five categories of life stage wellness — primary care, preventable disease, oral health, mobility, and nutrition.

As a principle-based organization, we believe it’s equally important to support the health, safety and wellbeing of our more than 19,000 Associates. Banfield is a community of people characterized by diversity of thought, background, preferences and approach, and part of building a culture that puts our people first involves creating a space where our Associates’ voices are heard, supported, and acted on. Our commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity, drives our decisions as a company, so we can create a brighter future for our people, pets and society.

The University of London, Royal Veterinary College

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London is one of the world’s leading veterinary institutions, renowned for pioneering approaches to teaching, research and cutting edge clinical provision. The RVC is currently ranked as the #1 Veterinary School in the World (QS 2021).

Founded in 1791, the RVC was the first veterinary institution in the English speaking world and the driving force behind the establishment of the profession in the UK. Now based over two campuses, its Camden Campus (London) offers the buzz of being based in the heart of the nation’s capital; while in contrast, its Hawkshead Campus (Hertfordshire) offers a more rural experience on a 575 acre site in the English countryside. Both campuses offer its 2,500 students a friendly, supportive environment with state-of-the-art facilities.

The RVC offers a 4 year Veterinary Medicine course with global accreditations from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RVCS) in the UK, the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE) in the EU, and the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in the USA and Canada. Furthermore, RCVS accreditation ensures RVC veterinary graduates are licensed to work in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, as well as South Africa.


The University of Prince Edward Island, Atlantic Veterinary College

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island is committed to improving the health and welfare of animals and humans through excellence in education, discovery, professional practice and dedicated service to Atlantic Canada, our nation, and the world.

One of five veterinary colleges in Canada, the AVC is the only institution offering in Atlantic Canada educating doctors of veterinary medicine (DVM). Since our first class graduated in 1990, AVC has been a fully accredited college and has experienced remarkable success and growth. With a total student population of approximately 270 over the four-year DVM program, AVC maintains one of the smallest class sizes among North American veterinary colleges resulting in a close-knit and supportive community environment. 

We have also built an impressive record in research and service, particularly in the fields of aquatic animal health, veterinary epidemiology, animal welfare, comparative biomedical sciences, infectious diseases, and public health. 

AVC is known for training highly competent veterinary professionals who are the leaders of tomorrow – in their profession and their communities. Our DVM graduates are sought after by employers in private practice, academic, research, industry, and government settings for their strong work ethic and outstanding clinical and communication skills.

The University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine

The WCVM is the premier centre of veterinary education, research and clinical expertise in Western Canada. Established in 1963, the WCVM serves as the regional veterinary college for Western Canada and the northern territories. As one of Canada’s five veterinary colleges, the WCVM is a key member of Canada’s veterinary, public health and food safety networks. Located on the University of Saskatchewan campus, the WCVM includes a full-service veterinary medical centre, a research wing, a veterinary diagnostic complex and a clinical simulation centre.

Each year, up to 88 students begin the four-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program at the regional veterinary college. Based on an interprovincial agreement, the WCVM accepts 58 applicants from British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as from the northern territories. The WCVM also offers 30 open seats to western Canadian and international applicants. The college’s DVM curriculum includes refined core courses and a variety of third-year elective courses that allow students to focus on particular interest areas. The WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre’s diverse caseload ensures that students are exposed to a range of animal species and health issues during their senior years. The college is fully accredited with the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Council on Education, and WCVM graduates practise throughout North America and around the world. Visit wcvm.usask.ca for more information.

The University of Toronto, Department of Cell and Systems Biology

The Department of Cell & Systems Biology (CSB) advances research and teaching in some of the most dynamic and vital areas of biological research. We develop ambitious graduate and undergraduate programs, and facilitate the pursuit of cutting-edge research in the molecular life sciences and systems biology.

CSB research investigates the behaviour of cells – the fundamental units of life – in terms of molecular processes within and between cells. Both hypothesis-driven and discovery-based strategies are integrated to gain a mechanistic understanding of complex and highly dynamic cellular systems and how they govern the development, physiology, interaction and evolution of organisms.

CSB embraces new methodologies and state-of-the art technologies. Its researchers use a wide range of cutting-edge tools to study the fundamental biological mechanisms that govern interactions at all levels of complexity, ranging from molecules to communities. CSB has particular expertise in high-throughput genomics, chemical biology, imaging, computational, and physiological approaches.

The University of Toronto, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto is at the forefront of teaching and research into the factors governing biodiversity, from genomes to ecosystems. Our integration of both basic and applied perspectives into our research and teaching mean our activities are making major impacts on both the fundamental understanding of the natural world, as well as on policy and practice for minimizing and managing human impacts on biodiversity.


St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine

The Ontario Veterinary College

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