|University and Faculty:||The University of Melbourne
Faculty of Veterinary Science
|Program:||Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)|
|University Location:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|City Population:||4 million|
|Campus Location:||Parkville (Preclinical Centre, downtown Melbourne; Years 1 & 2)
Werribee (Clinical Centre; Years 3 & 4)
|Program Duration:||Four years|
|Semester Intake:||Late February/early March each year|
|Next Intake:||March 2014|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$55,232 AUD (2014)|
|Est. Total Tuition:||$238,058 AUD (based on 2014 fees)|
The University of Melbourne's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program commenced in 2011 in Australia. Prior to this, the university offered a veterinary science professional degree at the undergraduate level. The Melbourne DVM is a four-year, Master's level course that enables entry into the veterinary profession.
The four-year, graduate-entry DVM 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.Through the DVM, students will undertake integrated studies that encourage and facilitate learning. The first and second year of the DVM will be taught at Veterinary Pre-Clinical Campus on the university's main Parkville campus in downtown Melbourne. The third and fourth years will be taught at the Werribee campus of the University of Melbourne and the University's Veterinary Hospital, just outside Melbourne. The fourth year of the program will be devoted to workplace and experiential learning in the University's busy Veterinary Hospital, in private practices and industry. There will also be the opportunity to undertake research during the final year.
The quality of the University of Melbourne's current veterinary medicine training program is reflected in its accreditation by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Accreditation allows Melbourne DVM graduates to practise in many other countries without further qualification.
The University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree allows a graduate to register to practise as a veterinarian throughout Australia, in New Zealand, North America and in the United Kingdom. The University's veterinary graduates regularly proceed to postgraduate internship and residency programs and a large number currently hold academic appointments in veterinary medical teaching institutions in North America and the United Kingdom.
Melbourne's 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.
Every student who applies (and accepts) via OzTREKK and commences his/her studies at an OzTREKK Australian university will receive a $500 scholarship from OzTREKK. Click here for more information about the OzTREKK Scholarship!
Eligible applicants must have completed:
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 towards the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average and above should apply.
Applicants should submit detailed course outlines (ie. course syllabae) to OzTREKK for their cell biology/general biology and biochemistry subjects, to assist the university in determining whether the applicant has completed the program pre-requisites.
Applicants may wish to submit a supporting statement to OzTREKK with their application documents, but this is not mandatory. Reference letters are not required to be submitted with your initial application.
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.
Total Number of Places in the Program: 120
Number of Places Available for International Students: 50
Application Deadline for the 2014 Intake: Dec. 20, 2013
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Rachel Brady