Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

There is a strong commitment to provision of opportunities for students to spend time in veterinary practices and these extramural links with practising veterinary surgeons are an important component of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science program.

All teaching in Year 4 is held on the Camden Campus.

In Year 5 all students are required to undertake rotations at University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals (Sydney and Camden), the extramural small animal practices and extramural rural practices, Livestock Health and Pest Authority and at other nominated sites. Students are responsible for funding their transport and accommodation expenses to complete each rotation.

Clinical experience

The Faculty of Veterinary Science maintains teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden, where students and veterinarians work together in a clinical teaching and learning environment. Referral and primary accession cases are seen at both sites, and the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Camden also provides veterinary services to farms in the region.

Practical work requirements

Students are required to complete an extramural studies program of practical work in pre-clinical (animal husbandry) and preparatory clinical (veterinary practice) placements during vacation periods from the completion of year one to the start of year four. Students are also required to attend a placement at an abattoir in fourth year. In fifth year, students complete a minimum of 40 weeks of clinical rotations at approved extramural sites and the University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals (Sydney and Camden). The extramural studies program meets requirements set by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and is an essential component of our degree. All arrangements for placements in these programs are made through the faculty office.

BVSc Honours

Honours First Class and Honours Second Class may be awarded at graduation. Students who are eligible to pursue honours will enrol in VETS5400 unit of study instead of the two standard Elective Rotations: VETS5360 Elective Rotation 1 (6 credit points) and VETS5361 Elective Rotation 2 (6 credit points).

VETS5400 Prerequisites
Honours Elective Research Veterinary Science Years 2-4
12 Credit Points WAM=>70

Course rules

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