DVM Supplemental Forms


  • Background Information Form: February 1
  • Official Transcripts and References: March 1
  • Grad Cohort Form: March 1
  • Casper test (CSP-10201- Canadian Professional Health Sciences): March 1

Admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program is determined by the evaluation of academic requirements, including the Casper test, the information provided in the Background Information Form, three confidential referee assessments, and, when appropriate, an interview. . 

Background Information Form:

After you have submitted your application to the DVM program and it has been processed, you will find a link to the BIF in your ‘Documents’ list on WebAdvisor. Please ensure you log-in as an Applicant. The ‘Documents’ section can be found within the ‘Communications’ heading.


All applicants must submit three references (two from veterinarians with whom you have obtained animal and veterinary experience, and a third professional reference of your choice). You will provide the names and contact information for your referees on the BIF. Once your BIF is submitted, referees will receive e-mail instructions outlining how to complete the Referee Assessments on-line. Each referee will show individually on your documents list on WebAdvisor and as each assessment is received, you will see the status reflected there.

Please know that previous years’ BIFs and Reference Forms will not be accepted. All forms must be specific to the application cycle. At the bottom of this page, you will see links to Sample BIF Questions and Sample Reference Questions.


Official Transcripts:

Official transcripts for students who have attended post-secondary institutions other than the University of Guelph must be received by Admission Services by March 1, and we encourage applicants to arrange for earlier submission of official transcripts if possible. University of Guelph applicants do not need to request official transcripts from the University of Guelph.

Graduate Cohort Applicants:

Applicants who have successfully completed at least three full-time semesters in a graduate program at the time of application, may choose to apply as part of the graduate cohort.

Applicants who qualify must indicate on the Background Information Form their desire to be considered in the graduate cohort; their application will then be removed from the undergraduate applicant pool. Normally, a maximum of five students will be selected from this cohort to fill positions in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program.

Graduate cohort applicants must submit the Graduate Cohort Information Form in addition to the Background Information Form which must be submitted by all DVM applicants. The Graduate Cohort Form is posted in the right-hand menu of this page.