Learn from some of Australasia's best Veterinary Science teaching staff

Veterinary Science is a major health profession with its own system of education, registration, organisation and ethics. Veterinarians are highly trained in skills of diagnosing, treating and preventing health problems in pets, domestic livestock, wildlife and laboratory animals. Additional areas of interest for veterinarians are increasing the productivity of animals and maintaining standards of food production and safety, animal research and public health.

This integrated five-year course of study leads to a registrable professional qualification in veterinary medicine. A degree of Bachelor of Science is awarded after the successful completion of the first six semesters of the course and is a prerequisite for entry to the six trimesters of study that leads to the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

The veterinary course aims to equip graduates with a diverse range of skills and competencies on graduation, as reflected in the course outcomes document.

Get hands-on experience with a range of animals

As a Vet Science student, you'll learn hands on skills in General Practice and Emergency areas, right here on campus at The Animal Hospital and South Street campus farm. You'll also have the chance to complete prac work at other animal shelters and facilities such as the RSPCA, Perth Zoo and The Western Australian Department of Agriculture in Albany.

Some of the best teaching staff in Australasia work at our Vet School - and our small class sizes mean you can make the most of their knowledge and emphasis on practical teaching.

Enjoy a range of career opportunities in Australia and overseas

Our Vet Science course was the first course in Australia to be awarded accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA. This means that you can work at as vet in North America once you have graduated!

This course attracts a mix of students from Australia and other countries, so you'll have the chance to network with a range of people.

Find out more about the admissions process for this course

Complete your own project

Veterinary students are trained in the philosophy and skills of research during the BSc, and complete a research-based project of their choice in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. More details can be found at the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine project page.

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