BVSc Accreditation


Graduates are immediately eligible for registration with the Veterinary Surgeons' Board in each state and territory in Australia.

The course is also recognised internationally by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) and is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association

Effective October 25, 2005, the AVMA Council on Education (COE) granted full accreditation status to the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science for a period of seven years. Accreditation status may be conferred to a foreign veterinary college considered to meet or exceed the same standards for accreditation applicable to the United States and Canadian colleges and schools of veterinary medicine.

The 1971 AVMA House of Delegates Business Session states – “During a period that a college is so recognised (approved), the AVMA will recommend that state boards of veterinary medical examiners consider those who graduate during the period of recognition on a basis equivalent to graduates of accredited colleges in the Unites States and Canada.” Therefore, the AVMA recommends that the University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science graduates who receive their degrees after April 13, 2005 be afforded the same propriety as that applied to graduates of accredited Unites States or Canadian veterinary medical schools and colleges. AN ECFVG certificate would not be necessary to sit for the state boards.

What would accreditation mean for students?

Students graduating from an accredited School have their degree recognised in North America and are entitled to sit the US National Veterinary Licensing Examinations.