New large-animal veterinary surgery at UQ Veterinary School

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Dr John McVeigh officially opened the University of Queensland's new $2.4 million large animal veterinary surgery at Dayboro recently.

“The new medical and surgical facilities expand UQ's veterinary services which have been part of the Dayboro community for twenty-five years,” Mr McVeigh he said.

University of Queensland Veterinary School
Learn more about the UQ Veterinary School, Gatton Campus

“The LNP Government welcomes UQ's commitment to vet services for Dayboro and adjacent communities.

“These facilities provide vital training and experience for vet graduates who will go on to work in all areas of large animal practice contributing to our beef, dairy and horse industries.”

Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry said the new facilities would help students move to commercial practice—learning rural veterinary skills and techniques to treat horses, cattle, sheep and other farm animals, as well as dogs and cats.

“Students live on site, giving them excellent opportunities for hands-on involvement in production animal operations, farm economics and biosecurity,” Professor Terry said.

“This training, together with the experience of life in a small country town, could well spark an interest to draw our students to a rural veterinary career.

“The new facilities will allow UQ to continue to provide a quality veterinary service while enabling students to develop their skills and integrate their knowledge within the context of a working veterinary practice.”

Professor Terry said the facilities ensured the University of Queensland met its international accreditation requirements with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK and the American Veterinary Medical Association, which assures the UQ Veterinary School graduates the opportunity to work globally.

UQ Veterinary School


Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2013; however, as the UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program can fill quickly, OzTREKK recommends that students apply as early as possible.


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