BVetBiol/DVM Extramural Practical Work


A key focus of the BetBiol/DVM course is to provide students with real veterinary industry experience. Placements are conducted at a range of sites and opportunities are available starting in the third year.

Outlined below are the key areas of extramural practical work.

Animal Husbandry Placements

Students complete placements at farms and other sites to consolidate animal handling skills training and acquire an appreciation of the working of animal enterprises during University vacations.

Preparatory Clinical Placements

Educational partnerships with local veterinarians (Education Support Practices) ensure that you are involved with veterinary clinical practice from first year. These practices ensure that you gain an appreciation of the context and relevance of your veterinary studies in the early years of the curriculum.

Partners in Veterinary Education

During the capstone experience year, students complete a series of rotations as veterinary student interns in our Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and with our Partners in Veterinary Education off-campus. Core placements are within the areas of small animal practice, rural mixed practice and government agencies. Elective rotations enable students to focus on particular career interests and may be undertaken in areas such as government, industry, research, specialist practice, equine and wildlife medicine.