Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

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Gain the skills, experience and qualifications needed to solve the existing and emerging problems of our companion animals, livestock and wildlife through the only Veterinary Science course in WA.

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 98
  • Course Code

    • B1330
  • Study Mode

    • Full-time
  • Course Duration

    • 5 years full-time
  • CRICOS Code

    • 083416M
  • Course Code

    • B1330
  • Study Mode

    • Full-time
  • Course Duration

    • 5 years full-time

Course Description

Veterinary ScienceHave you always wanted to be a vet? As the only Veterinary Science course in WA, this highly-accredited course will give you the skills, experience and qualifications you need to solve the existing and emerging problems of our companion animals, livestock and wildlife.

A science-based approach and hands-on experience will prepare you for the highest standard of work in the veterinary industry. Class sizes are kept small so that you can make the most of the knowledge and practical training provided by some of the best Veterinary teaching staff in Australia and beyond. 

You’ll learn real-world skills in general practice and emergency areas in state-of-the-art facilities including veterinary teaching hospitals, clinics and working farm, all located at the Murdoch University South Street campus. As part of your degree, you could complete placements with the RSPCA, Perth Zoo and a wide range of farms and veterinary practices.

To become a qualified vet, you’ll need to complete a three-year Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) which progresses into an integrated DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).  You could complete your full qualification over 12 semesters, or 5 calendar years.

When you graduate, you will be qualified to register immediately and practise as a vet in Australia and other countries including New Zealand, UK, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia and North America.

This Veterinary Science major has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. This means that to be eligible to sit USA veterinary licensing examinations, you would be considered in the same category as North American graduates.

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

  • Location

    • Perth Campus
  • Mid-year Intake

  • School

    • School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
  • Qualification

    • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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Special Requirements

Veterinary Science is an animal-based course. Students are required to participate in practical work involving living and dead animals and/or tissues from animals throughout the course.

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Fees & Scholarships for

At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students up to $10,000 off your first year tuition fee via the International Welcome Scholarships. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Sorry, this course does not accept admissions for commencement in Semester 2. Please consider starting your studies in Semester 1 of the following year.

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Your Application Checklist

  • Check the course details
  • Check the entry requirements for the course to clarify your eligibility
  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
  • Ask us any questions you might have (we're here to help!)
  • Now you're ready to apply!

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Please note, you must apply for this course via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC). Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

School leavers:

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results

Non-school leavers:

  • Evidence of recent, relevant, refereed veterinary and animal related work experience
  • A typed, signed 500-word personal statement outlining your motivation and ability for Veterinary Science
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)
  • Evidence of recent, relevant, refereed veterinary and animal related work experience (if available)
  • A typed, signed 500-word personal statement outlining your motivation and ability for Veterinary Science
  • A recent Curriculum Vitae
Applications are assessed four times a year, so ensure your documents are submitted by 31 March, 30 June, 30 September or 30 November. Successful applicants will commence at the start of Semester 1 the following year.