The Sydney Doctor of Veterinary Medicine



Our mission: The University of Sydney DVM aims to produce career ready graduates with excellent fundamental knowledge and skills in managing animal health and disease; and in protecting and advancing animal, human and environmental health and welfare locally and globally.

Course overview

Study to become a registered veterinary practitioner with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). This degree will turn you into a career-ready vet with the skills to work in managing animal health and disease in Australia and around the world.

This four-year graduate entry course is open to applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree who want to study to become registered veterinary practitioners.

The University of Sydney is the nation’s premier place to receive training in veterinary science. We ranked first in Australia and 11th in the world for veterinary science in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and have been given a maximum score of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) federal government scheme for the veterinary sciences field of research. And, our courses are internationally accredited, so you can work as a vet around the world.

In the DVM, teaching is research-driven to ensure you will learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary science research, animal behaviour and welfare science and veterinary public health. You will benefit from a fully integrated learning curriculum with clinical exposure, clinical skills training and animal handling commencing in the first semester and throughout the course.

Your studies will take place in the One Health framework, ensuring you understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels. The program culminates in a capstone experience year where you will get hands-on experience as an intern in veterinary clinics of all varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the University teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.

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The program encourages enrolment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them achieve their goals to become veterinary medical professionals in the global community. Teaching is research-driven to ensure you will learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary science research, animal behaviour and welfare science and veterinary public health. You will benefit from a fully integrated learning curriculum with clinical exposure, clinical skills training and animal handling commencing in the first semester and throughout the course. Your studies will take place in the one health framework, ensuring you understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels. The program culminates in a capstone experience year where you will be placed as an intern in veterinary clinics of all varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the University teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.

Admission requirements

Information for graduates: Further information about graduate entry requirements.

Information for Year 12 students: Students who have not completed a Bachelor's degree should consider the combined degree pathway BVetBiol/DVM

Application

The application opening date for 2019 is from 11th May 2018 and closing on 17th September 2018.