Studying animal health and veterinary science will give you an all-inclusive appreciation of the multidisciplinary sciences involved in the veterinary and allied animal science industries, including companion animals and wildlife.
Your animal health and veterinary science studies will be in the One Health framework, ensuring you understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels.
Our courses in animal health and veterinary science include hands-on laboratory, field, industry or clinical experience that’s relevant to your area of study.
We are ranked first in Australia and 11th in the world for veterinary sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).
Depending on which study areas you choose, you may study on our city and rural campuses. Our Camperdown Campus offers beautiful sandstone architecture alongside modern lecture theatres, advanced laboratories and a well-equipped clinical teaching hospital. In an entirely different environment southwest of Sydney, our semi-rural Camden campus allows students to work directly with livestock and gain experience with the large-animal industries of sheep, dairy, pigs, cattle and aquaculture.
You may also have the chance to access our University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Camperdown and Camden; Taronga Zoo staff, facilities and animals; and do work placements with industry partners.
If you choose the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or graduate entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees, you will be eligible when you graduate for immediate registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Board in each state and territory in Australia. Your degree is also recognised internationally by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK).
Our graduates can be found in many settings and roles, including:
This degree provides you with an all-inclusive appreciation of the multidisciplinary sciences involved in the veterinary and allied animal science industries, including companion animals and wildlife
This unique degree will develop your expertise in wildlife conservation. You will be taught by dedicated researchers and practitioners from two of Australia’s premier institutions – the University of Sydney and Taronga Conservation Society Australia.
Study to become a registered veterinary practitioner with this degree, which will make you a career-ready vet with the skills to work in managing animal health and disease in Australia and around the world. This six-year degree provides both a scientific foundation and specialist veterinary clinical and medical experience.
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Many of these subjects can be also be taken from the shared pool of majors available to students in many university courses.
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In your honours year you will receive technical training in research techniques and instrumentation, as well as invaluable skills in communication, project management and critical analysis.
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Study to become a registered veterinary practitioner with this degree, which will make you a career-ready vet with the skills to work in managing animal health and disease in Australia and around the world. This four-year degree provides specialist veterinary clinical and medical experience to graduates who have a completed Bachelor degree.
This combined master by coursework and master by research degree is for veterinarians who want to enhance their clinical skills and/or seek to become veterinary specialists in a range of areas, such as animal surgery, animal cardiology, and veterinary anaesthesia.
View the currently available clinical residency positions.
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Research the big questions in animal health and veterinary science by doing a research degree, such as a