Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Unit of study table

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

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Year 1

Please note that the BVetBiol/DVM is replacing the BVSc in 2014. BVSc Year 1 will not be offered in 2014.

Year 2

VETS2010
Animal Digestion and Nutrition
7    A VETS1014, VETS1034
Semester 1
VETS2012
Equine Anatomy
4    A VETS1014, VETS1034, VETS2011, VETS2010
Semester 2
VETS2013
Principles of Disease
8    A Veterinary Science Year 1 (Semesters 1 and 2) and Year 2 (Semester 1 only)
Semester 2
VETS2008
Professional Practice 2
4    A VETS1031
Semester 1
VETS2011
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 2A
7    A Veterinary Science Year 1
Semester 1
VETS2016
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 2B
8    A VETS1014, VETS1034, VETS2010, VETS2011
Semester 2
VETS2021
Veterinary Biometry
3    A HSC Mathematics
Semester 1
VETS2015
Veterinary Conservation Biology
4    A Material covered in classes in year 1 and year 2 of the BVSc
Semester 2
VETS2020
Veterinary Genetics
3    A HSC Mathematics, VETS1018
Semester 1

Year 3

VETS3018
Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare Sci
3    A Veterinary Science Years 1 - 2
Semester 1
VETS3242
Animal Disease
8    A Veterinary Science semesters 1 to 5
P VETS3040, VETS3041
C VETS3039
N VETS3038
Semester 2
VETS3039
Professional Practice 3
4    P VETS1031, VETS2008
C VETS3242
Semester 2
VETS3244
Small Animal Medicine and Therapeutics 1
8    P Satisfactory completion of semesters 1 to 5 of the BVSc
Semester 2
VETS3243
Veterinary Clinical Pathology
4    P Satisfactory completion of semesters 1 to 5 of the BVSc
Semester 2
VETS3040
Veterinary Microbiology
5    A Veterinary Science Years 1 - 2
P VETS2013
Semester 1
VETS3041
Veterinary Parasitology
5    A Veterinary Science Years 1 - 2
P VETS2013
Semester 1
VETS3011
Veterinary Pathology
7    A Veterinary Science Years 1 - 2
P VETS2013
Semester 1
VETS3013
Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
4    A Veterinary Science Years 1 - 2
P VETS2013
Semester 1

Year 4

VETS4235
Intensive Animal Health and Production
6    P Successful completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3 and semester 1, Year 4
Semester 2
VETS4135
Large Animal Health and Production 1
10    P Satisfactory completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3
Semester 1
VETS4233
Large Animal Health and Production 2
6    P Satisfactory completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3 and semester 1, Year 4 and VETS4135 Large Animal Health & Production 1
Semester 2
VETS4236
Preparation Veterinary Practice
2    A VETS1030; VETS1031; VETS1033; VETS2008; VETS3039
P Satisfactory completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3; satisfactory completion of pre-clinical and preparatory clinical extramural studies program

Note: Department permission required for enrolment in the following sessions:Semester 1
Departmental permission required for enrolment in the following sessions: Semester 1.
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS4132
Small Animal Medicine and Therapeutics 2
4    A Veterinary Science years 1-3
P Satisfactory completion of semesters 1 to 6 of the BVSc
Semester 1
VETS4133
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Surgery 1
5    P Satisfactory completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3
Semester 1
VETS4234
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Surgery 2
6    P Satisfactory completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3 and semester 1, Year 4 and VETS4133 Veterinary Anaesthesia & Surgery 1


Camden Campus
Semester 2
VETS4134
Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
5    P Satisfactory completion of BVSc Years 1 to 3
Semester 1
VETS4232
Veterinary Public Health
4    A BVSc Years 1 to 3 and semester 1, Year 4
Semester 2

Year 5

VETS5356
Rural Mixed Practice Intramural
10    P Veterinary Science Years 1 - 4 completed
N VETS5336
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5357
Rural Mixed Practice Extramural
3    P Successful completion of Veterinary Science Years 1 - 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5359
Small Animal Practice Extramural
3    P Successful completion of BVSc Years 1 - 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5360
Elective Rotation 1
6    P Successful completion of BVSc Years 1-4
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5361
Elective Rotation 2
6    P Successful completion of BVSc Years 1-4
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5362
Public Practice
5    A BVSc Years 1-4
P successful completion of BVSc Year 1-4
N VETS5358
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5363
SA Referral Medicine and Primary Care
5    A BVSc Years 1-4
P successful completion of BVSc Year 1-4
C none
N VETS5345, VETS5346
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5364
SA Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging
5    A BVSc Years 1-4
P successful completion of BVSc Year 1-4
N VET5348
Semester 1
Semester 2
VETS5365
SA Anaesthesia and Emergency Medicine
5    A BVSc Years 1-4
P successful completion of BVSc Year 1-4
N VETS5347
Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours Elective

VETS5400
Honours Elective
12    P Veterinary Sciences Years 1-4; Years 2-4 WAM =>70

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Permission from Faculty to Enrol
Semester 1
Semester 2