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.

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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.

Vet student with cow

On-campus farm

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.

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On campus surgery facilities

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.

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Animal skeletons at Veterinary Anatomy Museum

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.

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Vet student with dog at The Animal Hospital

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.

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Transform your passion into a profession

Vet student with horse

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.

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5 star rating

Five-star rating for skills development for Veterinary Science.

The Good University Guide 2021

Global top 100

Ranked in the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years of age.

Times Higher Education
Young University Rankings 2019


92.6% of Murdoch Vet students are employed full-time 4-months after graduation

The Good University Guide 2021


Graduate industry ready

Our flagship Veterinary Science course is accredited with a number of the leading associations around the world including:

Graduating from an accredited veterinary school allows you to practise 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.



Meet Julia, one of our free-thinking Vet students

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