Why study veterinary science at the University of Queensland?

Since the first intake of students in 1936, the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland has achieved a sustained record of excellence in teaching and research across the veterinary disciplines.

As one of the largest veterinary science groups in the southern hemisphere,  its diverse group of academic and clinical staff contribute to animal science, health and welfare through innovative, practical research, advanced veterinary services and successful industry partnerships.

veterinary science at the University of Queensland
Study veterinary science at the University of Queensland
It graduates self-reliant, independent and highly capable veterinarians who possess the initiative and problem-solving abilities required for success in the veterinary industry.

The expertise and dedication of its staff contribute to the delivery of an internationally accredited degree utilising teaching and hospital facilities that exemplify the latest clinical technologies and evidence based practices.

The five-year Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree is globally accredited by three major accrediting bodies in Australia/NZ(AVBC), UQ (RCVS) and North America (AVMA). It is also ranked as the number 2 veterinary science degree in Australia and  number 22 in the world in the 2015 QS world subject ratings and provides students with world-class teaching and in-depth specialist expertise.

With more than $140 million invested in purpose-built teaching and research facilities at UQ’s Gatton campus, students and research staff access an integrated site for animal production, health and welfare teaching and research activities set on 1000 hectares of rural land.

The University of Queensland's clinical facilities provide specialist referral services for veterinarians and general services for owners of companion animals, horses, farm stock, exotic pets and native fauna. The on-site Veterinary Medical Centre includes equine and small-animal hospitals, while at Dayboro (North of Brisbane), students experience rural practice in a small-animal hospital and large-animal clinic. Through these clinics, students receive a diversity of experiences and clinical skills to prepare them for careers in companion or production animal veterinary practice, research, government, biosecurity or within industry.

The UQ Veterinary School collaborates extensively with industry through focused research centres and services including the Animal Genetics Lab (AGL), Clinical Pathology and Necropsy Services, Centre for Animal Welfare and Ethics, Clinical Skills Centre and Cetacean Ecology and Acoustics laboratory.

Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland

Program: Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: UQ has a general application deadline of November 30 each year; however, candidates are encouraged to apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.


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