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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

University of Sydney
Program overview
Length: 4 years
Study pace: Full time
Education level: Doctorate / PhD
Start dates
February 2018 
February 2019 
February 2020 

Program Description

Program Description

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine - University of Sydney

Through this brand-new, internationally accredited doctorate program, students graduate as a registered veterinary practitioner, equipped with the skills to work in managing animal health and disease both in Australia and around the world. Ranked first in Australia and 9th in the world for veterinary science in the 2016 QS World University Rankings, The University of Sydney will provide students with a comprehensive education, offering clinical exposure, clinical skills and training and animal handling, culminating in a work experience placement in veterinary clinics in a wide range of locations.

Year 1

  • Professional Skills
  • Research and Enquiry
  • Foundations of Vetinary Science
  • Animal Management Systems

Year 2

  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Individual Animal Health and Welfare
  • Veterinary Clinical Pathology
  • Animal Disease
  • Research

Year 3

  • Intensive Animal Health and Production
  • Large Animal Health and Production
  • Small Animal Health and Production
  • Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
  • Research

Year 4

  • Intramural Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Extramural Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Elective Rotations

Admission requirements

Admission to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is based on the following criteria:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) from a completed Bachelor's degree, minimum credit average required
  • Successful completion of pre-requisite units
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Admission Statement including a minimum of 28 days of relevant work experience and animal handling experience, using the prescribed form
  • Have met the University’s English language requirements

Contact the university via the information request button to learn more about the entry requirements for this program.

Degree & diploma

Upon completion of this program, students will graduate as a registered veterinary practitioner and will be awarded a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from University of Sydney.

Tuition & fees

To learn about the costs involved in undertaking this program, contact the University of Sydney via the information request form.

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