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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).

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.

Monday, April 27th, 2015

Apply to Australian Veterinary Schools for the 2016 intake

Do you love animals? Are you interested in becoming a vet? Applications for Australian Veterinary Schools for the 2016 intake are officially open via OzTREKK!

Australian Veterinary Schools in Australia

OzTREKK student Ashley is studying vet medicine in Australia!

Veterinary science programs at Australian Veterinary Schools are suitable for students who wish to gain entry into a veterinary professional program directly from high school or after having completed undergraduate studies. Canadian students wishing to become a veterinarian have the option of applying to the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program directly from high school or after having completed Bachelor of Science courses or a degree.

For professional degrees which train students to become veterinarians, students can study veterinary medicine/veterinary science in Australia as either

The DVM program is offered only to students who have already obtained an undergraduate science degree.

The following Australian universities offer veterinary medicine/veterinary science programs:

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If you have any questions, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary School Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

UQ Veterinary School student offers advice for future vet school applicants

University of British Columbia graduate and OzTREKK student Nur Syazwani knows there’s more to success than dreaming about it—she pursued it!

As many veterinary science students can tell you, experience working with animals is an important part of deciding whether or not you should become a veterinarian. With her lifelong interest in animals and volunteer experience on her side, Nur decided that studying at the UQ Veterinary School was right for her.

Read about OzTREKK student Nur Syazwani’s experiences as she answers some questions about deciding to become a vet, why she chose UQ Veterinary School, and her tips for future vet school students.

1. Why did you want to become a vet?

I’ve always been interested in animals ever since I can remember. Thus, when I was younger, being a vet seemed like an obvious choice when I was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up. At the time, I didn’t realize there are so many different ways in which someone can work with and help animals; however, my experience volunteering as well my time in the Applied Biology program at my old uni helped me realize that being a vet really was what I truly wanted. I feel that as a vet,  I’ll be able to be in a profession where I can combine my interest in science, medicine, philosophy, agriculture and welfare to directly make a difference.

University of Queensland Veterinary School School

OzTREKK and UQ vet science student Nur Syazwani

2. Why did you choose UQ?

I chose UQ because of their excellent standing. Besides that, I was impressed with the facilities offered to students in the vet program. At the Gatton campus, there are dedicated facilities on hand besides UQ Veterinary School‘s small animal and equine hospitals. This showed me that plenty of practical experience would be up for offer.  Overall, I felt confident in UQ’s ability and dedication to produce competent and capable vets.

3. What’s your program like? Is it more difficult than you anticipated?

The program so far has been more challenging than I expected. The hours are long and you have to give a 100% commitment.

That being said, there is a great camaraderie and support from your course mates who are in every single class with you, and their high motivation pushes me to keep striving. Besides that, what I’m learning is pretty fascinating stuff!

4. What’s the most surprising thing about your time in Australia?

Living in the countryside has been a major adjustment for me having lived only in busy cities all my life. For me, that’s the most surprising thing—how I’ve able to adjust and even enjoy living in such a quiet small town. And when I need a change, Brisbane isn’t that far away.

5. Do you have any tips for students thinking of studying UQ vet science?

I would say do your research and have a clear grasp of what you’re getting into for the next five years. Be prepared and always keep your goal in mind.

6. How was it to find accommodation? Do you have any tips for future students?

I am currently living off campus. It wasn’t too hard to find a place and generally, rent is pretty reasonable. My tip would be to make sure your accommodation is not too far from the bus stop if you’re not planning on getting a car.

7. How did you find out about OzTREKK?

I found OzTREKK‘s services from the University of Queensland site when I was looking for a quick and easy way to apply. My entire experience with OzTREKK has been really positive.

About the University of Queensland’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program

Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years

Entry Requirements

UQ Veterinary School applicants must have a secondary school diploma and have fulfilled Grade 12 prerequisites of Chemistry, Physics or Biology, Mathematics, and English for admission into this program. Generally, a B average is required for admission. Please note that the MCAT is not required for entry.

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Do you have questions about UQ Veterinary School and about studying veterinary programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Monday, October 7th, 2013

UQ Info Session in Montreal

Wondering what it’s like to study in Australia? Here’s your chance!

If you live in the Montreal area David Bunyan from the University of Queensland will be hosting an information session on Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. at McGill University. This UQ info session will give you the opportunity to learn more about life at University of Queensland and the great programs they offer.

University of Queensland Pharmacy School

The University of Queensland’s beautiful campus

University of Queensland International’s David Bunyan will travel to Canada from Brisbane, and he will outline the qualities that make the University of Queensland one of the most respected universities in Australia and around the world.

At this info session, you will learn more about UQ, the programs offered, entry requirements for your program of interest, student loans, accommodation options, and much more!

University of Queensland International’s David Bunyan will host the following seminar:

Montreal

Event: UQ Info Session
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Brown 5001, Brown Student Services, McGill University
Map: http://tiny.cc/McGillBrown

No RSVP necessary—just come along to the info session!

Know Before You Go!

The University of Queensland offers hundreds of programs! Read more about studying at UQ:

About the University of Queensland

UQ offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs informed by the latest research and delivered in state-of-the-art learning spaces. Its teachers have won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university. Today, UQ has more than 46,000 students across its four main campuses in southeast Queensland: St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston. Staff and students from more than 134 nations are valued in its multicultural community, which celebrates excellence in all aspects of scholarship.

For more information about this University of Queensland Information Session, please contact OzTREKK: 1 866-698-7355 or email info@oztrekk.com. We can’t wait to meet you there!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Upcoming University of Queensland Information Sessions in Canada

This October, the University of Queensland will once again host their popular information sessions at Canadian university campuses! UQ International’s Stephen Lewin and David Bunyan will meet and speak with students about their study options at the prestigious Australian university.

University of Queensland

Learn more about the University of Queensland

Located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, the University of Queensland offers world-renowned programs, including medicine, physiotherapy, pharmacy, law, teachers college, veterinary science, and speech pathology among many other undergraduate and graduate programs.

OzTREKK Director Matt Miernik will accompany UQ’s Stephen Lewin in Vancouver and David Bunyan in Toronto and Montreal, and he will be on hand to speak to students about student loan options, the application process, student visas and much more.

Vancouver

Event: UQ Info Session
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
Venue: Room C150, UBC Robson Square, UBC
Map: http://tiny.cc/UBCrobson

Toronto

Event: UQ Info Session
Date: Sunday, October 6, 2013
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Venue: South Dining Room, Hart House, UofT
Map: http://tiny.cc/harthouse

Montreal

Event: UQ Info Session
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Brown 5001, Brown Student Services, McGill University
Map: http://tiny.cc/McGillBrown

No RSVP necessary—just come along to the info session!

The University of Queensland offers hundreds of programs! Read more about studying at UQ:

About the University of Queensland

The University of Queensland is in the top 100 universities worldwide, measured through a number of major independent university rankings: the Academic Ranking of World Universities, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings and, Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. UQ is also the largest university in Queensland.

The University of Queensland offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs informed by the latest research and delivered in state-of-the-art learning spaces. Its teachers have won more Australian Awards for University Teaching than any other Australian university. Today, the University of Queensland has more than 46,000 students across its four main campuses in southeast Queensland: St Lucia, Ipswich, Gatton and Herston. Staff and students from more than 134 nations are valued in its multicultural community, which celebrates excellence in all aspects of scholarship.

For more information, email OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355.

We can’t wait to meet you there!

Friday, September 6th, 2013

OzTREKK Funny Friday

Some Lesser-known Cat Laws

Law of Cat Inertia: A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force—such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.

Australian Veterinary Schools

An example of Cat Liquefaction

Law of Cat Motion: A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.

Law of Cat Magnetism: All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.

Law of Cat Allergens: All cats will immediately rub up against and crawl on those who are extremely allergic to them.

Law of Cat Liquefaction: A cat can take the form of whatever it happens to crawl into: bowl, box, basket…

Law of Cat Thermodynamics: Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.

Law of Cat Stretching: A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.

Law of Cat Sleeping: All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved, and as comfortable for the cat as possible.

Law of Cat Elongation: A cat can make its body long enough to reach any counter top that has anything remotely interesting on it.

Law of Cat Obstruction: A cat must lie on the floor in a position to obstruct the maximum amount of human foot traffic.

Law of Cat Regurgitation: A cat will only vomit on items/carpeting of great value.

Law of Cat Acceleration: A cat will accelerate at a constant rate, until he gets good and ready to stop.

About Australian Veterinary Schools

Veterinary science programs at Australian Veterinary Schools are suitable for students who wish to gain entry into a veterinary professional program directly from high school or after having completed undergraduate studies.

Canadian students wishing to become a veterinarian have the option of applying to the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program directly from high school or after having completed Bachelor of Science courses or a degree.

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program is offered only to students who have already obtained an undergraduate science degree.

Learn more about these Australian Veterinary Schools!

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Are you interested in becoming a veterinarian?

If you have any questions or would like veterinary school updates emailed to you, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or callt 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Contact OzTREKK for more information about studying in Australia and about veterinary programs at Australian universities.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

UQ Veterinary School supports Gatton Show

The animals at the Gatton Show were in good hands with veterinarians from the University of Queenslands Veterinary Medical Centre working on site throughout the event. Held July 19 and 20, this was the second year that UQ Gatton veterinarian Jo Olm was on call around the clock at the Gatton Show.

UQ Veterinary School

UQ Veterinary School

Similar to North American county fairs, the Gatton Show is a two-day event comprising animal and agricultural exhibitions, crafts and artwork, horse shows, and live entertainment.

UQ Veterinary School vet Jo Olm and his colleagues made sure to conduct health checks on the beef and dairy cattle, sheep, goats and horses in the different pavilions, making sure that the animals were well looked after. If an emergency were to occur, the UQ Veterinary School staff were there to make assessments in the field.

“If the animal requires further treatment there will also be specialist staff available for twenty-four-hour emergency care just five minutes down the road at the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre which has a small animal and equine hospital,” Dr Olm said.

Vice-President of the Gatton Show Society Kath Raymont said it is critical having a veterinarian on hand as there were more than 1,000 animals involved in the Gatton Show.

“Cattle judging, show jumping, dressage and animal displays are a highlight of the show and having a veterinarian on hand makes sure it all runs smoothly,” Ms Raymont said, adding that they were very pleased that the UQ Veterinary Schools medical centre supported the show.

“The university is an important part of our community so it is great to have them involved.”

About the Gatton Campus

The UQs Gatton campus delivers excellence in agricultural, natural resource, and veterinary sciences. Just under a one hour drive west of Brisbane, the campus offers a unique blend of modern teaching facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories and historic buildings.

UQ Gatton operates commercial production units including dairy, poultry, piggery, beef herd, equine precinct and wildlife facilities, to support teaching, research and hands-on training. The programs offered in the areas of agribusiness, agriculture and horticulture, animal studies and environmental management, and veterinary science are internationally recognized as the best in Australia.

Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2013; however, as the UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program can fill quickly, OzTREKK recommends that students apply as early as possible.

Entry Requirements

UQ Veterinary School applicants must have a secondary school diploma and have fulfilled Grade 12 prerequisites of Chemistry, Physics or Biology, Mathematics, and English for admission into this program. Generally, a B average is required for admission. Please note that the MCAT is not required for entry.

Apply to UQ Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about UQ Veterinary School and about studying veterinary programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada). OzTREKK also provides all interested applicants with an Australian Veterinary Schools newsletter. Ask Rachel about our newsletter!

 

 

Friday, July 19th, 2013

OzTREKK Funny Friday

A man rushes his limp dog to the veterinarian. The doctor pronounces the dog dead. The agitated man demands a second opinion.

The vet goes into the back room and comes out with a cat. The cat sniffs the body and meows. The vet says, “I’m sorry, but the cat thinks that your dog is dead, too.”

The man is still unwilling to accept that his dog is dead.

The vet brings in a black Labrador. The lab sniffs the body and barks. The vet says, “I’m sorry, but the lab thinks your dog is dead, too.”

The man finally resigns to the diagnosis and asks how much he owes. The veterinarian answers, “Six hundred and fifty dollars.”

Six hundred and fifty dollars to tell me my dog is dead?” exclaims the man.

“Well,” the vet replies, “I would only have charged you $50 for my initial diagnosis. The additional six hundred is for the cat scan and lab tests.”

Postgraduate Australian Veterinary Program

Duration: 4 years
Number of international places: approximately 50
Program commences: March intake each year
Offered at: University of Melbourne

Undergraduate Australian Veterinary Programs

Duration: 5 years
Number of international places: varies from 5 to 140
Program commences: February intake each year
Offered at: James Cook University, University of Queensland and University of Sydney

Learn more about these Australian Veterinary Schools!

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Are you interested in becoming a veterinarian?

For more information about Australian Veterinary School entry requirements, application deadlines, tuition fees, scholarships, please visit OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools page. If you have any questions or would like veterinary school updates emailed to you, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or phone Rachel at 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Contact OzTREKK for more information about studying in Australia and about veterinary programs at Australian universities.

 

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

UQ Veterinary School’s Small Animal Hospital

A UQ Veterinary Medical Centre Small Animal Hospital is a Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Teaching hospitals operate as a veterinary clinic, established to train veterinarians and veterinary nurses/technicians. Undergraduate veterinary students finish their last two years of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program at the teaching hospital, where they finish the clinical work portion of their degree.

The UQ Veterinary Medical Centre Small Animal Hospital offers more time dedicated to their animal patients, as their problems are discussed and considered by more experts in intensive “rounds” and discussion groups with students, specialists and academics which allows more discussion and consideration of the pet and their individual concerns.

Fourth- or fifth-year students begin the consultations, taking pet history and details of any current issues. The students are then joined by the veterinarian for the remainder of the consultation. Following the consultation the veterinarian may discuss the diagnosis and treatment of the pet with the students as a learning exercise.

The University of Queensland‘s Small Animal Hospital’s 24 hour Intensive Care / Emergency Unit and after hours veterinary service is open to all and is ideally located to service the need of patients from Ipswich to Toowoomba, including Gatton, Esk and Laidley in Queensland. The animal hospital offers unrivalled medical and surgical facilities for dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, small mammals and fish.

In addition to the veterinary hospital’s state-of-the-art facilities, it also boosts a wide variety of local and internationally trained veterinary specialists who take referrals from all around Queensland. The UQ Gatton Veterinary Medical Centre is fully computerized, making the sharing of cases with the specialists in Brisbane a simple task.

Facilities include

  • an intensive care unit;
  • separate wards for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets;
  • an isolation ward for infectious diseases such as Canine Parvovirus;
  • digital radiology, ultrasound and computerized tomography (CT Scanner);
  • a dedicated dental suite;
  • an in-house laboratory and immediate access to a complete veterinary diagnostic laboratory;
  • chemotherapy ward;
  • flexible and rigid endoscopy; and
  • four operating theatres.

 

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Do you have questions about UQ Veterinary School and about studying veterinary programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady: Email Rachel at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).