Small Animal Surgery (UVTHS) (VETS5348)


UVTHS rotations are designed to give veterinary interns experience in general practice and exposure to the kinds of clients and cases they will encounter upon graduation. In addition, rotation through the referral services will provide students with the opportunity to manage more complex cases and, be exposed to scenarios where referral to a person or practice with more advanced knowledge, training or equipment is indicated. Students will participate in all UVTHS activities, including (but not restricted to) client communication, history taking, physical examination, collection of samples for basic diagnostic tests, radiography, developing treatment plans, routine health management, disease management, medical, surgical and anaesthetic procedures, management of patients in hospital, medical record keeping, intensive care duty and weekend duty.

Further unit of study information


18-day Practicum


other: Ongoing assessment using supervisor report form, and assessment of communications tasks including written medical records and oral presentation in Surgery Rounds.


Handbook for Intramural Rotations.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


Veterinary Sciences Years 1-4

Additional Information

Departmental permission required

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.