Resident Portal
Diplomate Portal

Location:  Saint- Hyacinthe, QC

Institution:  Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire, Université de Montréal

Residency Program    Veterinary Clinical Sciences (259012)    2022-2025





This residency is a 3-year (36 months), full time, postgraduate program of 108 credits obtained mostly from clinical training. A specialized study diploma (D.E.S.) is awarded upon completion of the program. Clinical training is provided in the field of veterinary anaesthesiology and pain management. This is an intensive clinical training in large and small animals including exotic animals. Additional training is provided in other selected specialties to meet the requirements of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) and European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ECVAA). The resident will participate in the clinical care of hospitalized and ICU patients as well as outpatients. The resident is required to complete a research project. The successful candidate will participate in the daily supervision of undergraduate students and interns rotating through the anesthesia service as well as in selected teaching activities for undergraduate students. The resident will be included in the emergency schedule as needed by the service of anesthesiology including the third of holidays. Residents are eligible for 3 weeks holiday per year, the timing of which will be determined following discussion with the program director to ensure the needs of the service and hospital are met. Additionally, if the resident is not on call, he/she is eligible for statutory holidays. Any veterinary medical activities performed outside the residency program must be communicated to the program director and to the Associate Dean for Clinical Training and Continuing Education. The program is supported by one ACVAA and one ECVAA Diplomats, and two residency-trained anesthesiologists. A third professor is expected to join the team in the next months. After completion of one year in the residency, a master’s program may be offered following discussion with the program director. Applicants may contact Dr. Paulo Steagall for questions regarding the residency program in Veterinary Anesthesia and Pain Management at


  • _Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent
  • _Have recently completed an internship or have equivalent experience
  • _License from the Ordre des Médecins Vétérinaires du Québec before starting the program
  • _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 : +/- $5,000 / year
  • _Landed immigrants and Canadian citizens not living in Quebec : +/- $12,000 / year
  • _Other nationalities : fees to be confirmed – please contact

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


  • _$27,000 /1st year
  • _$29,000 /2nd year*
  • _$31,000 /3rd year*

To these amounts are added 3.6 % for benefits and 3 % for the payment of public holidays.  * Continuation of a second and third year depends on the mutual satisfaction of the resident and the anesthesia section.  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: $2,000)

PROGRAM DURATION: January 10th, 2022 to January 12th, 2025


Any interested applicant must complete by August 15th, 2021 at the latest all following procedures:

  • _Please contact Ms. Marie-Ève Bouchard at to inform her of your intent to apply;
  • _Complete a request for admission; ($105.50 fee) and submit the following documents: a letter of intent, a resume (CV) with integrated picture 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 September 7th, 2021 by phone and email. Each 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, Office of Student Affairs, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire

Phone: 450 773-8521 or 514 345-8521 extension 8224