Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)


BVSc student

The last intake for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science was in March, 2013. Information provided about the Bachelor of Veterinary Science is for currently enrolled students only. Prospective students wishing to pursue a veterinary program should view the information for the new Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BVetBiol/DVM). This will replace the Bachelor of Veterinary Science from 2014.

The Faculty of Veterinary Science has introduced a completely revised and revitalised curriculum for its Bachelor of Veterinary Science. This exciting, innovative course produces graduates with the knowledge as well as the practical, personal, professional and generic skills to enable them to pursue many career options as veterinary scientists participating in the care and welfare of animals.

The BVSc is five years' duration and graduates are immediately eligible for registration with Veterinary Surgeons' Boards in each state. The course is also recognised internationally by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Students in first and second year are given a sound grounding in the basic biomedical sciences relevant to veterinary science. Examples of clinical cases and actual problems in veterinary practice are used to promote integrated learning in many subject areas.

In the third, fourth and fifth years, emphasis shifts to applying this knowledge in clinical settings. Sydney University’s BVSc program incorporates a lecture-free year in which students are assigned as ‘interns’ in university and commercial partner practices.