Université de Montréal Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Residency Program . Posted: April 2022

3200, rue Sicotte, St-Hyacinthe (QC) J2S 2M2
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Veterinary Clinical Sciences



This residency is a 3-year (36 months), full time, post-graduate program of 108 credits obtained mostly from clinical training. A specialized study diploma (D.E.S.) is awarded upon completion of the program. The clinical training is designed to provide a broad educational experience in all aspects of clinical animal behaviour in all species presented to our hospital (dogs, cats, exotic pets, equine, farm animals, zoo and wild animals). The program has been developed to fulfill the board certification requirements of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists. The resident will see a variety of clinical cases and participate in the didactic teaching currently offered at the veterinary school.
The resident is required to complete a clinical research project and participate in the daily supervision of undergraduate students in animal behaviour. He (she) may also be asked to supervise the teaching laboratories of junior students. Residents are eligible for 3 weeks of holidays which will be determined by the consultation committee and the section supervisor. Any professional activities performed outside the residency program must be declared to the veterinary teaching hospital administrator. A master’s program may be offered after satisfactory completion of the first year.

• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent
• Completion of an internship or have equivalent experience
• Practising license from the Ordre des Médecins Vétérinaires du Québec
• Working knowledge of French

TUITION FEES (Amounts shown are in Canadian currency):
• Landed immigrants and Canadian citizens living in Quebec, French citizens, Francophone Belgian citizens : +/- $4,600 / year
• Landed immigrants and Canadian citizens not living in Quebec : +/- $11,600 / year
• Other nationalities : +/- $ 16, 200/year

For further information regarding special funding, foreign applicants, with the exception of French and Belgian francophone applicants, please contact Ms. Marie-Ève Bouchard at marieeve.bouchard.1@umontreal.ca

• $24,000 /1st year
• $26,000 /2nd year*
• $28,000 /3rd year*
To these amounts are added 3.6 % for benefits and 3 % for the payment of public holidays.
* Continuation of the program to a second and third year depends on the mutual satisfaction of the resident and the Faculty.
The resident is allotted a total amount of $3,000 to attend two conferences in his specialty during his/her program. (maximum amount per activity: $2000)

PROGRAM DURATION: January 9th, 2023 to January 7th, 2026

Any interested applicant must complete by May 1st, 2022 at the latest all of the following procedures:

  • Please contact Ms. Marie-Ève Bouchard at marie-eve.bouchard.1@umontreal.ca  to inform her of your intent to apply;
  • Complete a request of admission; https://admission.umontreal.ca/admission/depot-de-la-demande/demande-dadmission  ($109.50 fee) and submit the following documents: a letter of intent, a resume (CV) and transcripts;
  • The email addresses of three references will be needed during the application process; the references will have to fill out a form sent to them directly by the Université de Montréal and need to return the completed form by following the instructions. No other forms or reference letters will be needed;
  • Students having completed a clinical rotation at the CHUV (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vétérinaire de l’Université de Montréal) must provide their traineeship assessment with their application.

Important: Please indicate the position you are interested in on the application form

Candidate selection
The selected candidate will be contacted on May 24th, 2022 by phone and email. The candidate will have 24 hours to accept or decline the position. If a candidate withdraws, the next candidate on the rank list will be contacted until all positions are filled. This process can take several days. Candidates on the waiting list will be notified by email and a written letter. Candidates not selected will be notified in writing. The rank list will not be disclosed.

For information on the admission process please contact:
Ms. Marie-Ève Bouchard, Student Affairs, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire
Phone: 450 773-8521 or 514 345-8521 extension 8224