Pursue your passion for animals
Become a qualified veterinarian with our industry-leading education, research and clinical services
Murdoch School of Veterinary Medicine
Join a community of passionate, free-thinking animal advocates who are making a difference every day.
About the school
Since the graduation of our inaugural class in 1979, our free-thinking, inclusive ethos has underpinned our mission: to engage with industry and community to train the practitioners of the future, deliver research with impact and purpose and to advance excellence in veterinary science. With integrity and excellence at the heart our vision, our staff and students passionately promote the health, welfare and productivity of pets and animals, big and small.
Our teaching facilities
From a fully-functioning farm to a state-of-the-art commercial veterinary hospital, our teaching, research and business facilities at our South Street campus in Perth are unrivalled and provide you with a breadth of hands-on experience before you graduate.
Our South Street campus in Perth comprises a 51-hectare farm in which you can develop your skills in animal handling, clinical examinations, breeding soundness examinations and sample collection. Murdoch also runs the 40-hectare Mundijong Farm and 80-hectare Mardella Farm.
Surgery and laboratory facilities
Throughout your veterinary degree, you’ll gain real-life experience in our suite of surgery and laboratory facilities including classes in anaesthesia, medical examinations, animal handling and surgery.
Veterinary Anatomy Museum
At the core of any veterinarians training is the understanding of animal anatomy. To complement our anatomy classes, in which you’ll dissect a variety of domestic species, our Anatomy Museum allows you to examine and understand animals inside and out.
The Animal Hospital
The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University is a fully-functioning veterinary hospital in which you’ll take your classroom theory and apply it in a real-life context. The hospital offers treatment and care to household pets, exotic animals, farm animals and horses.
Transform your passion into a profession
Our flagship Veterinary Science course is the integrated Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, which will see you graduate as a qualified veterinarian at completion of the degree.
The course is 5 years of full-time study and takes a science-based, hands-on, skill focused approach that will prepare you for the highest standard of work in the veterinary industry.
Entry into the Veterinary Science course is highly competitive and those who aren’t successful in their application can apply to study Animal Science as a pathway into Veterinary Science.
5 star rating
Five-star rating for skills development for Veterinary Science.
Global top 100
Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age.
Graduate industry ready
- The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc, which allows graduates to practice in all states and territories in Australia and New Zealand.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association, which allows graduates to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination – a prerequisite for all veterinarians seeking to practice in the USA and Canada.
- The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, which allows graduates to apply to practice veterinary science in the United Kingdom and certain countries in Asia including Singapore and Hong Kong.
Graduating from an accredited veterinary school allows you to practice as a licensed veterinarian in those countries aligned to accreditation.
Full accreditation was first achieved in 2002. Last site visit was in 2016 with the next site visit registered for 2023.