The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences has a number of established research groups and support centres working to advance thinking in commercial and medical arenas. View our research >

Welcome to the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

Students and staff in the School pursue a variety of exciting disciplines that relate to the science of life on our planet, including the complex problems seen at the interface between human health, animal health and environmental health. The challenges of the future relate not just to this ‘One Health’ concept, but also to food production and dealing with climate change and environmental challenges.

The Australian Government ranks our research as above or well above world class in areas including Clinical Sciences, Medical & Health Sciences, Agricultural Biotechnology, Veterinary Science, Crop & Pasture, Animal Production, Zoology, Genetics, plus Environmental Science & Management. It is from this very strong research base that we develop our strengths in education in related disciplines. Murdoch University is one of the group of six Innovative Research Universities in Australia, focussing on industry-driven translational research that has a positive impact. As such, we maintain strong relationships with government agencies, major research laboratories, industry partners and key Universities and academics throughout the world.

 Over 2,000 students are enrolled in the School's undergraduate and postgraduate courses, that provide pathways into areas such as health sciences, biomedical research, animal science, environmental science, veterinary medicine and forensic science. For Veterinary Science students, our accredited Veterinary Science course offer international recognition, combined with access to our Veterinary Hospital where you will learn hands on skills in General Practice and Emergency areas.

Click on the fields below to see what career options our course areas offer, and join us on our mission to secure the future through our work in animal and human health and welfare; primary food production; climate variation and adaptation; environmental management and other important areas:

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Continue your education with our Evening Lecture Series

Join us for a new program designed to address the needs and interests of small animal practitioners and clinicians. Presented by leading veterinarians and specialists, the Evening Lecture Series will cover a variety of topics including case presentations and discussions, with attendees gaining practical tips and solutions through up-to-date approaches for best practice case scenarios.

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Our double majors

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Thinking of a Science degree in Veterinary and Life Sciences? Find the course that's right for you.

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Our research

Our research

Explore our wide range of research centres at the cutting edge of science in Western Australia.

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Veterinary Hospital

Veterinary Hospital

Murdoch's Veterinary Hospital has been providing vet training, care and expertise for over thirty years.

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