Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Year 1

Year 1 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine has the following 48 credit point structure:
VETS6101
The Veterinary Professional 1
3    A One semester of study in each of: general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
Semester 1
VETS6102
Professional Skills 1A
6    A Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals, One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
Semester 1
VETS6103
Research and Enquiry 1A
3      Semester 1
VETS6104
Foundations of Veterinary Science A
12    A One semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry.
Semester 1
VETS6105
Animal Management Systems 1
3    A Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice, one semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry
P VETS6102
Semester 2
VETS6106
Professional Skills 1B
6    A Basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals, one semester of study in each of general chemistry (physical and inorganic), organic chemistry, biology and biochemistry
P VETS6102
Semester 2
VETS6107
Research and Enquiry 1B
3    P VETS6103
Semester 2
VETS6108
Foundations of Veterinary Science B
12    A 2 semesters of chemistry, 1 semester of biology, 1 semester of biochemistry
P VETS6104
Semester 2

Year 2

Year 2 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine has the following 48 credit point structure:
VETS6201
The Veterinary Professional 2
3    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108
Semester 1
VETS6202
Professional Skills 2A
6    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108


It is assumed that student have a basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals
Semester 1
VETS6203
Research and Enquiry 2A
3    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108
Semester 1
VETS6204
Principles of Animal Disease A
12    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108
Semester 1
VETS6205
Animal Management Systems 2
3    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108 and VETS6201 and VETS6202 and VETS6203 and VETS6204


It is assumed that students have a basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice, biology and biochemistry
Semester 2
VETS6206
Professional Skills 2B
6    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108 and VETS6201 and VETS6202 and VETS6203 and VETS6204


It is assumed that student have a basic knowledge of clinical veterinary practice; empathy for and confidence in interactions with animals
Semester 2
VETS6207
Research and Enquiry 2B
3    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108 and VETS6201 and VETS6202 and VETS6203 and VETS6204
Semester 2
VETS6208
Principles of Animal Disease B
12    P VETS6101 and VETS6102 and VETS6103 and VETS6104 and VETS6105 and VETS6106 and VETS6107 and VETS6108 and VETS6201 and VETS6202 and VETS6203 and VETS6204
Semester 2

Year 3

Year 3 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine has the following 48 credit point structure:
VETS6301
Veterinary Public Practice
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
Semester 1
VETS6302
Clinical Foundations
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
Semester 1
VETS6303
Small Animal Practice A
6    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
C VETS6302
Semester 1
VETS6304
Livestock Practice A
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
C VETS6302
Semester 1
VETS6305
Equine Practice A
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
C VETS6302
Semester 1
VETS6306
Exotic and Wildlife Practice
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
C VETS6302
Semester 1
VETS6307
Research and Enquiry 3A
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
Semester 1
VETS6308
Veterinary Practice Management
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
Semester 2
VETS6309
Small Animal Practice B
6    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6303
Semester 2
VETS6310
Livestock Practice B
6    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6304
Semester 2
VETS6311
Equine Practice B
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6305
Semester 2
VETS6312
Intensive Animal Practice
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6302
Semester 2
VETS6313
Research and Enquiry 3B
3    P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208
Semester 2

Year 4

Year 4 of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine has the following 48 credit point structure:
VETS6401
Small Animal Clinics A
6    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


The majority of the unit of study will involve practical work in the form of clinical practice, facilitated in a rotational format. Students will be involved in the handling, examination, diagnostic procedures and treatment of various small animal species.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6402
Small Animal Clinics B
6    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


This unit of study involved four weeks of practical clinical experience at the UVTHS, focusing on developing clinical knowledge and skills in the area of veterinary anaesthesia.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6403
Small Animal Clinics C
6    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


The majority of the unit of study will involve practical work in the form of clinical practice, facilitated in a rotational format. Students will be involved in the handling, examination, diagnostic procedures and treatment of dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, exotic pets and wildlife.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6404
Small Animal Clinics D
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


The majority of the unit of study will involve practical work in the form of general clinical practice. Students will be involved in the handling, examination, diagnostic procedures and treatment, and wellness management of animals commonly presented in small animals practice.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6405
Large Animal Clinics A
6    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


Four weeks of practical experience in clinical environments focusing on multiple disciplinary areas required to facilitate effective equine clinical assessment and care.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6406
Large Animal Clinics B
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


Two weeks of clinical practical experience in working with livestock, ruminant, and herd populations via the University Livestock Veterinary Service at Camden campus.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6407
Lab Investigations of Clinical Disease
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


The unit of study is entirely practical, utilising diagnostic accessions to perform and interpret laboratory testing.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6408
Public, Industry, or Community Placement
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105, VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313


Four weeks of practical experience of professional practice as required within a public, industry, or community-based body that serves the public good and/or underprivileged communities that lack regular access to veterinary services directly involved in servicing the livestock industries and/or public health. Students will also undertake a 3-day placement at an export abattoir.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6409
Extramural Placement 1
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105,VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6410
Extramural Placement 2
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105,VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6411
Extramural Placement 3
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105,VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS6412
Extramural Placement 4
3    A All content from Years 1, 2, and 3 of the DVM
P VETS6101, VETS6102, VETS6103, VETS6104, VETS6105,VETS6106, VETS6107, VETS6108, VETS6201, VETS6202, VETS6203, VETS6204, VETS6205, VETS6206, VETS6207, VETS6208, VETS6301, VETS6302, VETS6303, VETS6304, VETS6305, VETS6306, VETS6307, VETS6308, VETS6309, VETS6310, VETS6311, VETS6312, VETS6313
Semester 1
Semester 2