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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.

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.

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.

Monday, April 27th, 2015

JCU Veterinary School applications are open for the 2016 intake

JCU Veterinary School has offered the Bachelor of Veterinary Science program since 2006. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in a wide range of animals including companion animals, farm animals, aquatic species and native fauna. In addition, students will acquire a thorough knowledge of animal production systems, particularly tropical animal husbandry and aquaculture.

JCU Veterinary School

Learn more about JCU Veterinary School

Applications for JCU Veterinary School in Australia for the 2016 intake are officially open via OzTREKK!

James Cook University’s veterinary science program offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities in a new veterinary emergency and referral clinic on the Townsville campus and a specialist large-animal treatment facility on the tablelands, which provide clinical experience and training for final-year students.

Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2015

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a secondary school diploma and have fulfilled Grade 12 prerequisites of English, Math and Chemistry (Biological Science is highly recommended) for admission into this program. Generally, a B average is required for admission for those who have completed an undergraduate degree, or a 92% in your top six Grade 12 subjects for applicants who have completed only a high school diploma.

The JCU Veterinary School’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science program is five years in length. Regardless of whether an applicant has completed only high school studies, some post-secondary subjects, or a undergraduate degree, the entry pathway is the same for all applicants.

Apply to JCU Veterinary School!

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Find out more about JCU Veterinary School! Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

New management for JCU veterinary hospital

James Cook University has announced a new management arrangement for its veterinary hospital, with management services to be provided by Greencross Limited.

Founded in Townsville in 1994, Greencross is now Australia’s largest network of veterinary practices.

JCU Veterinary School

Study veterinary science at JCU

Professor Ian Wronski, Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine at JCU, said the new arrangements would ensure the teaching hospital’s sustainability and expand the opportunities available to students.

“We will continue to operate under the name JCUVet, but we’ll have the business acumen of Greencross behind us,” he said.

Professor Wronski said the new arrangements promised significant benefits for veterinary science students.

“Our students will have access to a wider range of placement opportunities and clinical cases across the Greencross network, which extends from Cairns to Adelaide,” he said. “They will also benefit from further training in the financial expertise that’s essential to running a vet practice.”

Greencross Limited Chief Operational Officer, Dr Ian Kadish said the arrangement would help JCU produce even more work-ready graduates.

“It’s exciting for JCU students to be able to access clinical cases across the Greencross network, as well as JCU’s vet hospital,” said Dr Kadish.

JCUVet, which provides Townsville’s only veterinary emergency and referral centre, will extend its operating hours and will have access to improved pathology services.

Professor Wronski said JCUVet would remain independent and would continue to seek and take referrals from its referring partners in the North Queensland veterinary community.

“Our relationship with the veterinary profession in our region is important to us,” he said. “Their support is important in providing our students with valuable experience in regional and tropical practices, and has helped us make JCUVet a high-quality teaching hospital.

“We’ll continue to take specialty and emergency referrals from across North Queensland, and we’ll continue to work closely with local vets.”

The arrangement is effective from January 1, 2015.

Greencross has more than 115 clinics across the country and was founded in Townsville in 1994 by former JCU Veterinary School student, Dr Glen Richards.

In 2011, Dr Richards received the JCU Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumnus Award.

About JCU Veterinary School

The JCU Veterinary School has offered the Bachelor of Veterinary Science program since 2006. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in a wide range of animals including companion animals, farm animals, aquatic species and native fauna. In addition, students will acquire a thorough knowledge of animal production systems, particularly tropical animal husbandry and aquaculture.

James Cook University’s veterinary science program offers state-of-the-art teaching facilities in a new veterinary emergency and referral clinic on the Townsville campus and a specialist large-animal treatment facility on the tablelands, which provide clinical experience and training for final-year students.

Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Townsville, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: September 30, 2015

Apply to JCU Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about JCU Veterinary School and about studying veterinary science at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355.

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Melbourne DVM students perform 900 life-changing surgeries!

University of Melbourne veterinary science students are getting set to toss their graduation hats in the air this March, following their final-year placements at The Lost Dogs’ Home North Melbourne shelter recently drawing to a close.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Melbourne DVM students worked hard with The Lost Dogs’ Home North Melbourne Shelter

Running since 2012, the vocational program offers each Melbourne DVM student two weeks of hands-on work experience performing life-changing surgeries to stray patients. In the last year alone, a total of 120 students have conducted 900 surgeries—predominantly desexings.

“The tangible experience these vet students gain through conducting or helping conduct surgery simply cannot be learned from a textbook,” said Senior Veterinarian Dr Alan Bolton.

“By the time they finish their second week with us, each student will have a few surgeries under belt and leave much more confident having had practical hands-on experience that is vital for their careers ahead.”

Dr Bolton said learning the ropes at a shelter had many benefits to students.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Melbourne DVM students have conducted 900 surgeries

“Students who do their placement at a shelter are more exposed to real-life scenarios, cases and issues,” he said. “They leave with a realistic understanding and an awareness of the social issues—for instance, the overpopulation of cats—that exist beyond the hospital walls.”

Story by The Lost Dogs’ Home; images by Emma Morgan

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 Veterinary School

A rewarding career!

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 23, 2014

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? 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 20th, 2014

Melbourne DVM curriculum

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.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Melbourne DVM lecture theatre

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.

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 23, 2014. Note: If you are interested in the Melbourne DVM program for the 2015 intake, it is advised that you apply as soon as possible in order to allow yourself time for the pre-departure process should you receive an offer.

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Melbourne Vet School visit to Canada

What’s it like to study veterinary medicine at the prestigious University of Melbourne? Well, wonder no more because the Melbourne Veterinary School representatives will be visiting Canada! Everyone is welcome to attend!

University of British Columbia
Date: Tuesday, September 30
Time: 6pm
Venue: Macmillan 350, University of British Columbia

University of Alberta
Date: Thursday, October 2
Time: 5pm
Venue: University of Alberta

University of Guelph
Date: Monday, October 6
Time: 11pm – 2pm
Venue: University Centre (UC), University of Guelph

This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about the Melbourne DVM!

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

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March 2015
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 23, 2014. It is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.

Entry Requirements

Eligible applicants must have completed

  • an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree with majors in Agriculture, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Physiology or Zoology); and
  • prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.

Selection into the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) 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 or above should apply.

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.

Apply to 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 or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada) and find out how you can study in Australia.