Veterinary science at Murdoch

The veterinary program at Murdoch University has established a reputation for excellence since the first class graduated in 1979.


Murdoch’s veterinary degree is fully accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the UK. It was also the first in Australia to receive accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Council on Education, enabling Murdoch veterinary graduates to succeed in many parts of the world.

Since 2014, Murdoch University has offered a five-year veterinary degree program, comprising an integrated Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). Introduction of the DVM, defined as a master’s degree within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 9), has provided opportunities to combine hands-on clinical training, veterinary professional life skills, research experience, and species-group electives (streaming) across the latter years of the degree.

Murdoch Veterinary School

Murdoch Veterinary School is responsible for oversight and delivery of all veterinary-associated education, including the training of professionally registrable veterinarians and the next generation of specialists. The School is also responsible for the operation of an emergency, critical care, primary care and referral teaching facility, and conducting of research into animal health, welfare and disease.

Our Vision

Integrity and excellence in veterinary science.

Our Mission

To promote and integrate the health, welfare and productivity of animals and people through partnerships in:

  • Education – empowering graduates’ lifelong professional success.
  • Research – engaging industry and government in impactful discovery and innovation.
  • Clinical Service – advancing excellence in veterinary science through leadership in the community and the profession.

Our Education

We value provision of an integrated and balanced educational experience that empowers our graduates to achieve lifelong professional success, through supportive preparation for transition to career, and for sustained success within a diverse and thriving profession.

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