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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Melbourne Veterinary Hospital is teaching tomorrow’s vets

The Melbourne Veterinary Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities, based in Werribee, Victoria and offers modern state-of-the-art facilities and services to clients and their pets.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Study veterinary medicine at the University of Melbourne Veterinary School

The expert and caring team treat more than 17,000 animals per year, via the following services:

  • General practice (for primary and preventative care)
  • Referral practice (for veterinarians)
  • Emergency and critical care services open 24 hours, 365 days per year
  • Equine Centre

The veterinary hospital is fully computerised, so each pet has its own comprehensive lifelong medical record, ensuring that all veterinarians at the hospital will have full details of each animal’s illness, and a complete record of treatments received.

The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital has both medical and surgical specialists on site, and they are available to supervise and attend to the care of pets if appropriate.

The veterinary hospital also has fully operational radiology and anesthesia sections, which have the latest equipment and specialised staff. The hospital ensures that it has the latest types of equipment and procedures available to veterinary medicine and surgery. The Melbourne veterinarians and nurses regularly attend continuing education seminars and courses.

Most important, the Melbourne Veterinary Hospital is also a teaching hospital and research facility, where they are committed to educating the veterinarians of today and tomorrow, including Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 19, 2016

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Would you like more information about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Melbourne DVM student wins Veterinary Cattle Medicine Award

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate Dr Lucy Collins has been awarded the Don Kerr Veterinary Student Award at the Australian Veterinary Association.

Melbourne Student wins Veterinary Cattle Medicine Award

Dr Lucy Collins (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Dr Collins was presented with the award at the 2016 Australian Veterinary Association Conference in Adelaide.

The award is conferred to a final-year veterinary student from one of the veterinary schools in Australia for academic achievement and outstanding commitment to cattle medicine.

Dr Collins studied agriculture at the University of Melbourne prior to starting her Melbourne DVM degree and she has worked on several beef and dairy operations in Victoria.

She currently works as an associate veterinarian at Kyabram Veterinary Clinic where she has gained a wealth of experience in cattle medicine and surgery cases.

The award commemorates the work of the late Don Kerr who passed away in November 1992 while serving as President of the Australian Veterinary Association. Don was an enthusiastic cattle practitioner and dedicated educator of veterinary undergraduates.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 19, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

Eligible Melbourne DVM applicants must

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.

Selection into the Melbourne DVM will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average and above should apply.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Melbourne UVET Emergency & Critical Care Conference

Recently, the University of Melbourne hosted more than 60 veterinarians from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for the UVET Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Conference and Workshops. As part of its Continuing Professional Development program, the university held the conference May 14–15, where participants were encouraged to maintain a clinical approach to managing ECC presentations and gather specific knowledge regarding common ECC cases.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

UVET Conference (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Participants heard lectures from ECC specialists on initial body systems assessment of emergency patients and initial point of care diagnostics commonly used in general practice.

This was followed by several hands-on workshops where vets could practice emergency procedures and test their knowledge with case examples.

During the Diagnostic Imaging workshop, participants practiced AFAST and TFAST ultrasound techniques.

The Cytology Workshop saw vets examine slides of cavitatory effusions and blood films that correlated to common emergency case examples.

During the thoracic radiology workshop, participants examined radiographs of common emergency presentations and tested their x-ray interpretation skills.

Other workshops included GDV stapling, ECG interpretation, and Blood Gas and Acid Base analysis.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

UVET Workshop (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne

For anyone who is considering making a life caring for animals, might we suggest studying veterinary medicine? The Melbourne DVM curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices. It has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:

  • The scientific basis of clinical practice
  • Ethics and animal welfare
  • Biosecurity and population health
  • Clinical skills
  • Personal and professional development

Graduates of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are internationally accredited to work overseas. Graduates have the ability to solve problems, draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, interpret evidence, and to make decisions within a solid professional and ethical framework.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 19, 2016

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

What are the Melbourne DVM prerequisites?

As with many graduate degrees, the Melbourne DVM program has prerequisites that are required in order for students to be eligible for entry into the program.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Study vet medicine at Melbourne (Photo credit: LJM Photography)

Eligible applicants must have completed

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

The specific prerequisites for graduates are at least one semester of study in each of biology (cellular or general) and biochemistry. A list of approved biochemistry subjects offered by other institutions which are deemed equivalent to biochemistry at the University of Melbourne is available at sc.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/prerequisites. Just scroll down to “Have you already assessed my Subjects?” and click on “International.”

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.

Applicants should submit detailed course outlines (i.e., course syllabus) for their cell biology/general biology and biochemistry subjects, to assist the university in determining whether the applicant has completed the program prerequisites.

The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews in order to clarify aspects of an applicant’s application, and students may be asked to provide references or evidence to demonstrate their interest in a veterinary career.

Part of the selection criteria for entry in 2016 and beyond will be consideration of an applicant’s personal statement explaining his or her interest in pursuing a career in the veterinary medicine profession and demonstrating his or her commitment to animal health and welfare. This statement can include details of relevant work experience (paid and unpaid).

Melbourne DVM

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February/March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was December 18, 2015. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible in order to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about the Melbourne DVM? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com for more information!

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Melbourne DVM course overview

The Melbourne Veterinary School is one of OzTREKK students’ favourites! If you’re considering applying to Australian veterinary schools, here is a bit about Melbourne to get you started!

Melbourne DVM

Melbourne DVM

Learn more about Melbourne Veterinary School

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) curriculum will assume prior knowledge and experience of scientific thought processes. This will allow for the early introduction of an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to veterinary studies, an approach that provides opportunities for students to apply their understanding to authentic cases, to practice evidence-based decision-making, to solve clinical problems and to acquire clinical competencies in an ordered and sequential way, from the first year of their course. By the time they reach the final year of the DVM, students will be immersed in a community of best practice in the university’s hospital, where the explicit teaching of the lecture theatre, practical class and tutorial room gives way to peer-to-peer teaching and experiential learning.

The primary aim of the Melbourne DVM curriculum is to graduate highly capable veterinary scientists whose abilities to solve problems, to draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, to interpret evidence, and to make decisions and act upon them within a clear ethical and professional framework embody all of the graduate attributes to which the faculty aspires.

The DVM curriculum has been developed around five learning domains that describe the student’s progressive acquisition of the graduate attributes of a veterinary scientist. These domains or strands, that traverse all subjects of the DVM program, are

  • the scientific basis of clinical practice
  • ethics and animal welfare
  • biosecurity and population health
  • clinical skills, and
  • personal and professional development.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

Eligible Melbourne DVM applicants must

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.

Selection into the Melbourne DVM will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average and above should apply.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

New dean for Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences

The University of Melbourne is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Fazakerley as its new Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS).

Melbourne Veterinary School

Professor John Fazakerley announced as new FVAS Dean (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Professor Fazakerley is an internationally respected virologist who has more than 35 years of experience as a director, an academic and a researcher into infectious diseases of animals.

Professor Fazakerley will be the second Dean of the Faculty, which was established in 2014 through a merger of the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Department of Food and Agriculture.

Provost Margaret Sheil said Professor Fazakerley’s appointment was a significant coup for the university and follows an extensive worldwide search.

“We are delighted that John will be joining us as Dean at this exciting time in the life of both the faculty and the university,” Professor Sheil said.

“Throughout his career, he has been a strong advocate of scientific research as well as a highly engaged teacher and a leader.

“Those attributes will be a huge asset to us as we strive to make Melbourne University the best institution in the world for both learning and innovative research.”

Professor Fazakerley was most recently the director of the UK’s Pirbright Institute, a research centre focusing on virus diseases of livestock and viruses that spread from animals to humans. Prior to that he was Professor of Virology in the Royal (Dick) Veterinary School in Edinburgh and the Roslin Institute. He has also held positions at Cambridge in the UK and at the University of Pennsylvania and the Scripps Research Institute in the United States.

An author of more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, Professor Fazakerley said that in addition to teaching and research, he was keen to ensure that the faculty shares knowledge and boosts engagement with the public.

“This is an important and exciting time for agriculture, veterinary medicine and food science and I’m very pleased to be joining the university as Dean,” Professor Fazakerley said.

“The faculty has extensive and important facilities including the Dookie agricultural campus and the Werribee veterinary clinic as well as specialised research and teaching facilities and has plans to ensure that these are upgraded and maintained to the highest international standards.

“In both agriculture and veterinary medicine, and their associated sciences, the University of Melbourne has a long and distinguished history of delivering positive socio-economic and health impacts locally, regionally, nationally and globally and it is a privilege and honour to be able to lead that contribution.”

Professor Fazakerley will commence his role in July and Associate Professor Brian Leury will continue in his role as Acting Dean.

“We are enormously grateful to Professor Leury for his continued commitment to leading the faculty during this interim period,” Professor Sheil said.

The Melbourne DVM curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices. It has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:

  • The scientific basis of clinical practice
  • Ethics and animal welfare
  • Biosecurity and population health
  • Clinical skills
  • Personal and professional development

Graduates of the Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are internationally accredited to work overseas. Graduates have the ability to solve problems, draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, interpret evidence, and to make decisions within a solid professional and ethical framework.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was December 18, 2015. As this program can fill quickly, candidates are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Animals in Society course at the University of Melbourne

Hosted by the Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the very popular “Animals in Society” course is designed to encourage students to begin to think about how and why animals are so integral to human society.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Study veterinary medicine at the University of Melbourne

During the program, students will investigate the human-animal relationships: where they originated, during domestication, and where they are now. The relationships between humans and animals, including animals as pets, in agriculture, as research subjects, in educational roles and as pests will also be examined. Students will also discuss the changing attitudes of humans towards animals throughout time and talk about humankind’s moral and ethical obligation to animal well-being. Within this discussion, animal welfare science will be looked at, as well as some of the current animal welfare issues in livestock industries around the world. Finally, students will examine the future and where the relationship between humans and animals may be headed.

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

Studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne

For anyone who is considering making a life caring for animals, might we suggest studying veterinary medicine? The Melbourne DVM curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices. It has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:

  • The scientific basis of clinical practice
  • Ethics and animal welfare
  • Biosecurity and population health
  • Clinical skills
  • Personal and professional development

Graduates of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are internationally accredited to work overseas. Graduates have the ability to solve problems, draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, interpret evidence, and to make decisions within a solid professional and ethical framework.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was December 18, 2015. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com.

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Quit horsing around! Vet school application deadlines approaching

Calling all vet school peeps! We wanted to make sure ewe know about the Australian Veterinary Schools‘ application deadlines coming up. And we’re not lion!

Australian veterinary schools in Australia

Who wouldn’t want to take care of a face like this?

UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science

The veterinary science program at the UQ Veterinary School is one of the most sought after in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand, both domestically and internationally. UQ’s vet program provides the broadest base in the biological sciences of any undergraduate course and provides a very wide range of career options as well as its professional qualifications, enabling graduates to practice veterinary medicine and surgery.

Program: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: All application documents must be in by Friday, Nov. 27 at noon.

Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Melbourne Veterinary School’s DVM program is a four-year, graduate-entry degree that offers veterinary students the best possible preparation for twenty-first century careers in a rapidly changing and increasingly global workforce. Students can expect to learn the latest theory and practice, with plenty of practical hands-on experience, taught by a team of leading veterinarians.

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: All application documents must be in by Thursday, Dec. 17 at noon.

Sydney Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The Sydney Veterinary School’s DVM program encourages enrolment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them achieve their goals to become veterinary medical professionals in the global community. Teaching is research-driven to ensure Sydney veterinary students will learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary science research, animal behaviour and welfare science and veterinary public health.

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: All application documents must be in by Tuesday, Dec. 22 at noon.

So, if you want your pony to be entered into the race, please be sure to have your completed application into the OzTREKK office by the above deadlines to ensure your application is considered!

Whether you’re looking to help these or these or these, we don’t want you to miss the deadline. You should gopher it!  We know how busy the holiday season can get, and it would be un-bear-able to miss a deadline! A cat-astrophe!

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Wondering about the koala-fications you need to complete your application? Then contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Melbourne veterinary students on location at The Lost Dogs’ Home

Are you passionate about animal health and welfare? So is the Melbourne Veterinary School.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Study veterinary medicine at Melbourne

Fourth year of the Melbourne DVM is a practical year, conducted under supervision in the University Veterinary Hospital and via external placements. This year includes a final, intensive one-week professional practice program, which consolidates knowledge in preparation for transition into the workforce.

About The Lost Dogs’ Home

Founded in 1910 and located in North Melbourne, The Lost Dogs’ Home was originally established to provide a temporary home for Melbourne’s lost and starving dogs. Today, The Lost Dogs’ Home cares for more than 31,000 dogs and cats every year and is Australia’s largest animal shelter. They provide a wide range of animal welfare and community services.

The Lost Dogs’ Home is very active in fighting for a better deal for animals without owners. They are a voice for Australia’s unwanted, stray and lost dogs and cats. The Lost Dogs’ Home plays a crucial role in the promotion of responsible pet ownership programs and is a strong lobbyist for fair animal laws that will decrease the number of abandoned and stray animals being admitted to animal pounds and shelters in the community.

University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program

The Melbourne Veterinary School’s DVM program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This means that graduates are considered in the same category as graduates from North American Veterinary Schools when undertaking licensing examinations in North America. Graduates are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination along with graduates from accredited veterinary colleges in the United States and Canada. AVMA accreditation is well recognised as the international benchmark for quality in veterinary education.

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 18, 2015; however, as this program can fill quickly, applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the DVM program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com.

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Melbourne veterinary students volunteer in Warruwi

Responsible dog owners and their pets formed a steady procession to the old CDEP shed on South Goulburn Island recently, making the most of the services offered by a team of visiting volunteer vets.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Associate Dean Liz Tudor (right) at the temporary vet clinic in Warruwi with (clockwise from left) veterinary medicine student student Emma Humphreys, veterinary surgeon Cam Raw, veterinary medicine students students Chloe Breakwell and Ella Richardson, and pets galore (Photo credit: The Wire)

Associate Dean at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor Liz Tudor, said this was their eleventh visit to West Arnhem.

“We come out here every year with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of the dogs in West Arnhem,” Dr Tudor said.

“The way in which we achieve this is by surgically desexing dogs, treating them all for external and internal parasites, and humanely euthanasing sick, debilitated and cheeky dogs.”

The seven visiting students, in their final year of studies in veterinary medicine, do not perform surgery, but support a team of five University of Melbourne graduate vets. This year, they made flying visits to Gunbalanya, Minjilang and Warruwi.

Story via The Wire

About the Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The Melbourne DVM curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices. It has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:

  • The scientific basis of clinical practice
  • Ethics and animal welfare
  • Biosecurity and population health
  • Clinical skills
  • Personal and professional development

Graduates of the Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are internationally accredited to work overseas. Graduates have the ability to solve problems, draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, interpret evidence, and to make decisions within a solid professional and ethical framework.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 18, 2015; however, as this program can fill quickly, applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call (toll free in Canada).