Stages of the Melbourne DVM
|Study the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Melbourne|
If you've applied to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School, or if you've received an offer, here's what you can expect:
Years 1 & 2: Build solid foundationsIntroduction to the scientific basis of animal health and disease with integrated studies in the following:
- Veterinary bioscience and an integrated, systems-based study of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology of each organ system
- Applications in animal health provides (determinants of disease in populations and in production animal systems)
- Infections, populations and public health
- Practical problem-solving and teamwork, including four hours per week of case-based group work
Year 3: Get career-focused, via Melbourne's Tracks programCommence your practical clinical training with an introduction to the principles of clinical practice and to species-based medicine and surgery. In addition to your general training, you can select a track in your chosen area of interest. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the extra practical classes and activities with classmates who share your interests.
- Production Animal Track
- Small Animal track
- Government, Industry and Conservation Health Track
- Equine Track
Year 4: A year of practice-based learningFourth year is also part of the Track program. It is a practical year, conducted under supervision in the University Veterinary Hospital and via external placements. This year includes a final, intensive one-week professional practice program, which consolidates knowledge in preparation for transition into the workforce.
Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
Entry Requirements Eligible Melbourne DVM applicants must
- have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
- have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
- submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).