|University and Faculty:||The University of Sydney
Faculty of Veterinary Science
|Program:||Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|International Student Population:||11,000|
|Campus Location:||Camden campus (65 km south-west of Sydney) and Camperdown/Darlington campus (main campus)|
|Program Duration:||6 years|
|Semester Intake:||late February/early March each year|
|Next Intake:||February 2015|
|Est. Annual Tuition:||$37,500 AUD (2014)|
|Est. Total Tuition:||$225,000 AUD (based on 2014 fees)|
The University of Sydney has offered a five-year, Bachelor of Veterinary Science in past years. Sydney is now transitioning its vet program from a Bachelor of Veterinary Science to a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. In 2013, Sydney offered its last Bachelor of Veterinary Science intake. In 2015, it is planned that the faculty will offer a four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.
As this transition takes place, the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science has introduced a new combined degree program, the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetBiol/DVM) for the 2014 intake. This new 6-year program allows students to enter into the veterinary program directly from high school. As it encompasses the biological sciences aspect of studies prior to the DVM portion, it is perfectly designed for recently graduated high school students who are high achieving and ready to become knowledgeable and successful veterinarians.
This exciting, innovative course produces graduates with the knowledge as well as the practical, personal, professional and generic skills to enable them to pursue many career options as veterinary scientists participating in the care and welfare of animals.
The BVetBiol/DVM is six years' duration and graduates are immediately eligible for registration with Veterinary Surgeons' Boards in each state. The course is also recognised internationally by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
During university vacation periods, Sydney's vet science students are required to gain additional experience with animal industries through extramural programs. These programs are designed to meet accreditation requirements, and work experience is arranged by the student and some by the Faculty. Successful completion of the bachelor of veterinary medicine degree ensures that graduates will be well prepared to treat and/or research health and disease in animals.
The University's Faculty of Veterinary Science maintains teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden, where students and veterinarians work together in a clinical teaching and learning environment. Referral and primary accession cases are seen at both sites, and the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camden also provides veterinary services to farms in the region. A wide range of companion animals, farm animals, racing animals, exotic and native species are seen.
Students in first, second and third year are given a sound grounding in the basic biomedical sciences relevant to veterinary science. Examples of clinical cases and actual problems in veterinary practice are used to promote integrated learning in many subject areas.
In the fourth, fifth and sixth years, emphasis shifts to applying this knowledge in clinical settings. Sydney University’s BVetBiol/DVM program incorporates a lecture-free year in which students are assigned as ‘interns’ in university and commercial partner practices.
Sydney's Veterinary Science program is recognized internationally by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Visiting specialists complement faculty specialists in most disciplines in providing an excellent learning environment for veterinary students. Knowledge of medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, radiology, clinical pathology and production animal issues are developed with small group teaching.
The course is recognized by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (through the Veterinary schools Accreditation Advisory Committee), the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the United Kingdom and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
Effective October 25, 2005, the AVMA Council on Education (COE) granted full accreditation status to the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science for a period of seven years. Accreditation status may be conferred to a foreign veterinary college considered to meet or exceed the same standards for accreditation applicable to the United States and Canadian colleges and schools of veterinary medicine. The AVMA recommends that the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science graduates who receive their degrees after April 13, 2005, be afforded the same propriety as that applied to graduates of accredited Unites States or Canadian veterinary medical schools and colleges. AN ECFVG certificate would not be necessary to sit for the state boards.
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!
OzTREKK NOTE: Also being discussed within the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the university is the implementation of a 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program for the 2015 intake. This DVM program will be a stand-alone, graduate-entry degree, aimed at students who have already attained a bachelor degree and who are accustomed to the challenge of university studies.
If you are a high school student interested in studying veterinary science, the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine may be right for you; however, if you currently hold a bachelor degree, or will have acquired your bachelor degree in 2014, you may be interested in the new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program for the 2015 intake.
OzTREKK will post information regarding the new DVM program as soon as it is received from the University of Sydney Veterinary School.
International applicants will be assessed on the basis of academic performance, results in a standardized examination (STAT, ISAT or GRE®) and their demonstration of a commitment to the health and welfare of animals.
Applicants submit to OzTREKK their applications, along with their undergraduate transcripts and high school transcripts, ISAT/GRE results, and the Commitment to Veterinary Science form for assessment.
University of Sydney Agent: OzTREKK educational services TP01544
Total Number of Spaces: 140
Application Deadline: TBC by the faculty. Last year, the application deadline for this program was October 31, 2013
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Rachel Brady