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Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Australian veterinary school applications are officially open!

Are you interested in becoming a vet? Australian veterinary schools applications for the 2019 intake are officially open via OzTREKK! When you apply through OzTREKK, we will walk you through the entire process, step by step—from application to arrival—and you can apply to multiple vet schools at once!

Australian veterinary school applications are officially open!

It’s easy to apply to multiple veterinary schools at once!

World-class Education

OzTREKK represents 4 top-ranked Australian veterinary  schools, each offering state-of-the-art facilities and incredible practical placements that promote industry-ready graduates.

Practicing in Canada

Three Australian vet programs OzTREKK represents are accredited by the AVMA, so graduates are considered in the same category as graduates from Canadian vet schools when undertaking licensing examinations in North America.

Get #NashTips!

Introducing our new junior admissions officer, Nash (that’s him in the photos!), OzTREKK Veterinary Admissions Officer’s 3-year-old golden retriever. Nash will be your guide, sending you tips and tricks throughout the application process! 🐶

Nash is also here to answer some FAQs! When you apply through OzTREKK, we will keep you up to date throughout the entire process. You’ll receive regular #NashTips emails with all the info you need to apply, to accept, and to get ready to go to Australia! 🐴🦉🐮🐷🐰🐨 If Nash could speak he’d say, “Apply today!”

OzTREKK was amazing and I would not be here without them. They made my application process so much easier, making sure I had every document needed and helped take the stress away from the complicated process. They also prepared me for my transition to Australia and I felt like my journey has been so smooth due to the advice from OzTREKK. ~ Ashley S, Melbourne DVM student 

About studying vet med in Australia

Programs at Australian veterinary schools are suitable for students who wish to gain entry into a professional veterinary program directly from high school or after having completed undergraduate studies. Canadian students wishing to become a veterinarian have the option of applying to a Bachelor of Veterinary Science program directly from high school, or to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program after having completed science-based bachelor degree.

The following OzTREKK Australian universities offer vet programs:

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If you have any questions about your application, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Meghan Strank at meghan@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

New Melbourne Veterinary School students beginning in 2019 will be pleased to hear of the upcoming redevelopment plans for the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science and the Faculty of Science—that means brand new, purpose-built facilities!

New development in Werribee

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

An artist’s drawing of the new Learning and Teaching Building (Image: University of Melbourne)

The University of Melbourne has recently announced that it will be redeveloping its Werribee campus to create a state-of-the-art facility for clients, students, staff and wider community. The planned new five-storey learning and teaching building will improve the delivery of the university’s world-class veterinary education, and will house cutting-edge equipment and purpose-built spaces, including sitting areas open to the public and a new café.

Part of the redevelopment also includes the upgrade to the U-Vet Animal Hospital, which provides world-class treatments for pets as well as the best possible hands-on clinical experience for veterinary students.

Along with new landscaped gardens with improved pedestrian access and an upgraded parking area, there will also be a new emergency section with separate waiting areas for different species and additional consultation rooms.

Throughout the construction, U-Vet will continue to operate 24-hours and provide the same high-quality medical care for animals. Learning, teaching and research activities will also continue. Any changes will be clearly signed and alternative parking will be provided.

The Werribee Redevelopment has been designed in consultation with veterinarians with expertise in animal behaviour. The project aligns with the aspirations of the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Planning Authority and Wyndham City Council.

Western Edge Biosciences project

In tandem with the Werribee project, the Western Edge Biosciences Stage 1 project will, for the first time, bring together the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Science into one cohesive precinct.

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

Artist impression of the new U-Vet Hospital
(Image: University of Melbourne)

This world-class building will provide an active and flexible learning environment that has been designed specifically to suit the biosciences. Housing purpose-built wet and dry teaching labs, and various formal and informal learning spaces, the building allows for several classes to run simultaneously within the same area.

The corner of Tin Alley and Royal Parade will be revitalised by the new precinct for future bio scientists, vets and doctors. The precinct has been architecturally designed to reflect the theme of biosciences throughout.

With a rich façade and a welcoming natured-based design, the design aims to blend the interior and exterior spaces. The impressive landscape design references the university’s historical System Garden, which will be visible from the informal areas inside.

The WEBS Parkville program has been undertaken in close collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science and the Faculty of Science, including user groups with representatives from each faculty.

Both projects are expected to be completed and ready for teaching in Semester 1, 2019.

Are you interested in studying veterinary medicine at the University of Melbourne?

The University of Melbourne’s four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree 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: 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 program 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 applying to Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Vet Schools Admissions Officer Meghan Strank at meghan@oztrekk.com.

Friday, August 11th, 2017

University of Melbourne veterinarians launch new pain management study for dogs

Just like their owners, man’s best friend can also suffer from osteoarthritis, a type of arthritis that occurs when cartilage at the ends of bones wears down causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint.

University of Melbourne veterinarians launch new pain management study for dogs

University of Melbourne veterinarians have launched a new pain-management study for dogs

A new pain management study for dogs, the first of its kind in Australia, has been launched by veterinarians at the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet clinic in Werribee to look at a new way to treat osteoarthritis in canines.

Dr Andrew Woodward and Dr Thierry Beths are leading the study and note that pain management for dogs is very similar to how humans are treated.

“When a dog has osteoarthritis we tend to see symptoms such as limited movement including limping,” says Dr Woodward from the Pain Management and Rehabilitation Clinic at the university’s U-Vet Clinic.

“Pets are part of the family, so it’s understandably very concerning for owners when their dog is in pain. With the condition osteoarthritis, dogs do experience mild discomfort to severe pain and lameness from joint swelling.”

The study will test a new plant oil-based pain relief gel.

The University of Melbourne Veterinary research team is recruiting 64 dogs for the canine pain management trial. Dogs need to

  • Have lameness or difficulty moving associated with osteoarthritis
  • Be older than 6 months of age
  • Have been off any arthritis-related medication for 1 week
  • Participate in the 35-day study, including five visits to the Werribee clinic

Dogs will be x-rayed, a blood test taken and have a Fitbit-like device fitted to monitor level of activity. The device measures a subject’s energy expenditure and number of steps in real time, where a reduction in movement can indicate pain.

The patient’s gait will also be recorded using a pressure-sensing walkaway. The walkway allows analysis of the patient’s gait by measuring the ground force reaction at each step.

Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Melbourne Veterinary School offers the four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree. The curriculum has been carefully developed 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.

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

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about studying at the University of Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Admissions Officer Meghan Strank at meghan@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Stages of the Melbourne DVM

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 University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student experience

Study the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne

If you’ve applied to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School, or if you’ve received an offer, here’s what you can expect:

Years 1 & 2: Build solid foundations

Introduction to the scientific basis of animal health and disease with integrated studies in the following:

  • Veterinary bioscience and an integrated, systems-based study of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology of each organ system
  • Applications in animal health provides (determinants of disease in populations and in production animal systems)
  • Infections, populations and public health
  • Practical problem-solving and teamwork, including four hours per week of case-based group work

Year 3: Get career-focused, via Melbourne’s Tracks program

Commence your practical clinical training with an introduction to the principles of clinical practice and to species-based medicine and surgery. In addition to your general training, you can select a track in your chosen area of interest. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the extra practical classes and activities with classmates who share your interests.

Four tracks

  1. Production Animal Track
  2. Small Animal track
  3. Government, Industry and Conservation Health Track
  4. Equine Track

Year 4: A year of practice-based learning

Fourth year is also part of the Track program. It 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.

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 the Melbourne DVM? 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, June 13th, 2017

What is the University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Tracks program?

The University of Melbourne’s four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree 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.

New Melbourne DVM students will take part in the university’s unique Tracks program. Tracks help prepare students for their chosen career path by concentrating their studies on a particular area of clinical interest and gaining complementary industry-ready skills and knowledge. This represents the latest international education models and enables you to stand out from the crowd upon graduation!

What is the University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Tracks program?

Study the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne

Melbourne’s Tracks program

Commence your practical clinical training with an introduction to the principles of clinical practice and to species-based medicine and surgery. In addition to your general training, you can select a track in your chosen area of interest. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the extra practical classes and activities with classmates who share your interests.

Production Animal Track

This track will provide enhanced opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience and exposure to production animal medicine including working with cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Upon graduation, students who choose this track may enter mixed veterinary practice, pursue further study such as a residency, work for the government or quarantine inspection services, work as a production animal health management consultant, or work for private production animal industries such as pigs and poultry producers.

Small Animal Track

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students who are interested in pursuing a career path working with cats, dogs and small pets can elect to join the small animal track. This track will provide enhanced opportunities for students to follow their interest in small animal medicine, small animal surgery, or disciplines such as dermatology and ophthalmology. Upon graduation, students who chose this track may choose to enter private small-animal practice, pursue further study such as an internship or residency, or work for government or private companies supporting the small animal industries.

Government, Industry and Conservation Health Track

Students who are interested in pursuing a career path outside of traditional veterinary clinical practice can elect to join the Government, Industry and Conservation Health track. This track will provide students with enhanced opportunities to pursue their individual area of interest, for example through wildlife health placements, and practical research projects. Upon graduation, students who choose this track may elect to pursue careers as veterinarians employed in government, policy development, one health, epidemiology, welfare, research, and business.

Equine Track

This track will provide enhanced opportunities for students to gain practical skills and experience working with horses before graduation. Upon graduation, students who choose this track may enter private companion equine practices, racehorse practice, pursue an equine internship or residency, or work for government or private equine industries.

About the Melbourne DVM Admissions

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 program 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 the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine? 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, 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.