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Australian Veterinary Schools

  • Overview - Australian Veterinary Schools in Australia
  • University of Queensland Veterinary School
  • University of Sydney Veterinary School

In Australia, professional degrees can be undertaken either straight from high school at the undergraduate level, or after one has completed a university degree at the graduate-entry level.

For professional degrees that train students to become veterinarians, students can study veterinary medicine/veterinary science in Australia via any of the following:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree

The University of Melbourne's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program or the University of Sydney's Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program are offered only to students who have already obtained an undergraduate science degree.

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

The following Australian universities offer undergraduate veterinary science programs:
University of Queensland
University of Sydney


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Many Australian veterinary programs are 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.

For information about returning to Canada after completing an Australian veterinary program, please contact OzTREKK.


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