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 veterinary clinical and diagnostic sciences.
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:
- Animal and Human Health
- Animal Production Health and Welfare
- Crop Production and Biosecurity
- Ecology, People and Environment
- Marine Estuarine and Freshwater Science
- Wildlife Biology and Conservation
Continue your education with the Centre for Advanced Veterinary Education (CAVE)
The Centre for Advanced Veterinary Education - CAVE (formerly known as the Office of Continuing Education) has launched into a new and exciting direction with fresh program initiatives to optimise opportunities for knowledge advancement in 2016 and beyond. The CAVE program will provide practitioners with evidence-based educational advancement opportunities through the provision of current research data, by world class presenters, using varied delivery mediums and an array of flexible continuing education programs. Our program will be available soon for participants to explore and register their interest.
Our double majors
Thinking of a Science degree in Veterinary and Life Sciences? Find the course that's right for you.
Explore our wide range of research centres at the cutting edge of science in Western Australia.
Murdoch's Veterinary Hospital has been providing vet training, care and expertise for over thirty years.