BVSc Practical & Clinical Experience

Practical Work Requirements

Students are required to use University vacations to gain additional practical experience in animal husbandry. Some work is arranged by the student and some by the faculty, but the onus is on each student to acquire adequate skills in animal handling.

Successful completion of the degree ensures students have a wide knowledge of the principles associated with every aspect of health and disease in animals both domestic and native. Students will have become proficient in many of the techniques necessary to apply these principles in any of the career avenues available to veterinary graduates.

Clinical Experience

The Sydney School 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. A wide range of companion animals, farm animals, racing animals, exotic and native species are seen.

Visiting specialists complement Faculty specialists in most disciplines in providing an excellent learning environment for veterinary students. Knowledge of medicine, surgery, anaesthesia, radiology, clinical pathology and production animal issues are developed with small group teaching.