|University and Faculty:||The University of Sydney
Faculty of Veterinary Science
|Program:||Doctor of Veterinary Medicine|
|University Location:||Sydney, New South Wales, Australia|
|City Population:||4.6 million|
|Campus Location:||Camden campus (65 km south-west of Sydney) and Camperdown/Darlington campus (main campus)|
|Program Duration:||4 years|
|Next Intake:||February 2017|
|Est. Indicative Annual Tuition:||$57,000 AUD (2016)|
|Est. Indicative Total Tuition:||$228,000 AUD (based on 2016 fees)|
The University of Sydney Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) is an exciting new graduate-entry veterinary program, commencing in 2015. The DVM replaces the existing Bachelor of Veterinary Science at Sydney, and is open to applicants with a completed bachelor degree who wish to study veterinary medicine in a postgraduate learning environment. This program is internationally recognised and accredited so graduates can work around the world.
The 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.
Students will benefit from a fully integrated learning curriculum with clinical exposure, clinical skills training and animal handling commencing in the first semester and throughout the course. Studies will take place in the one health framework, ensuring students understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels. The program culminates in a capstone experience year where you will be placed as an intern in veterinary clinics of all varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the university teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.
Clinical contact commences during first semester of the DVM and continues throughout the course, culminating in the final year capstone experience. The Sydney 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.
Visiting specialists complement veterinary faculty specialists in most disciplines in providing an excellent learning environment for Sydney veterinary students. Knowledge of medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, radiology, clinical pathology and production animal issues are developed with small group teaching.
During the capstone experience year, students complete a series of rotations as veterinary student interns in the University of Sydney's Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and with the university's Partners in Veterinary Education off-campus. Core placements are within the areas of small animal practice, rural mixed practice and government agencies. Elective rotations enable students to focus on particular career interests and may be undertaken in areas such as government, industry, research, specialist practice, equine and wildlife medicine.
Sydney's veterinary medicine 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.
Returning to Canada to PracticeThe new DVM program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Students graduating from an AVMA accredited School have their degree recognized in North America and are entitled to sit the NAVLE.
Practicing in Australia
The Faculty of Veterinary holds and maintains continuous accreditation through the transition to a new veterinary program. Graduates of accredited programs are immediately eligible for registration with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board in each state and territory in Australia.
For more information about returning to Canada after completing an Australian veterinary program, please contact Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston.
Students can apply for a position into the DVM after completing any kind of bachelor degree at a recognized university, as long as program prerequisite units of study have been met.
Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite units of study at Bachelor's degree level to be eligible for entry:
The minimum GPA for entry is a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale; however, places are limited and there is a strict quota for this course. Entry is highly competitive so students who have achieved the minimum GPA (and other admission requirements) are then ranked on academic performance. The higher your GPA, the better your chances of receiving an offer.
Sydney DVM applicants must complete the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Admission Statement, and acknowledge that they have completed a minimum of 28 days of relevant work experience and animal handling experience.
Find out more about the Sydney DVM on their DVM 2016 Admission Guide for Applicants.
Total Number of Spaces: 140
Application Deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was January 4, 2016; however, Canadian students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to provide time for the pre-departure process.
OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Shannon Tilston