Bachelor of Science - Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Murdoch University

Have 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. 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.

Course Fee:


International: $308,400

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; selection via ATAR; or mature age entry via BSc(AnmlHlth), BSc(AnmlSc), BSc(BiolSc), BSc(BiomedSc) or BSc(Cons&WildBio) at Murdoch University; or previous tertiary study

Structure:

Students begin their studies by learning how the animal body functions in health and disease. Topics include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, microbiology and pharmacology. In the last half of the degree, students move into the clinical years, learning to diagnose and treat a variety of animal species. Practical experience forms a significant part of the degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Veterinary science; Veterinary medicine and surgery

Study Pathways:

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.

Further information:

Students will be admitted into the 5-year veterinary course after completion of 1 year of tertiary study, which will include some prerequisite units. High ranking school-leavers selected for Veterinary Science will be guaranteed a place provided they pass the first year of tertiary study at Murdoch University. Veterinary Science is an animal-based course. Students are required to participate in practical work involving living and dead animals and/or tissue from animals throughout the course.

Recognition:

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.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00125J

Related Careers:

Animal Technician, Veterinarian,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Murdoch 98 No Full time 5 years

Why study with us

Murdoch provides everything you would expect from a world-class university, including leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses.

Our strong connections with overseas partners, government departments and the wider working community gives you the perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects. 

One of the top 100 universities in the world under 50, our emphasis on Work Integrated Learning led Murdoch to being ranked the number one university in Australia for medium-term overall employment in 2018.

 

Teaching Facilities 

Our world-class teaching facilities give you access to real-world equipment and resources, helping you gain the industry knowledge and experience you need to succeed in your chosen field.

Virtual classroom - Murdoch is proud to be the first university in Australia to offer SimLabTM technology, giving students the opportunity to practice and improve their teaching techniques in a safe learning environment.

Perth's most modern Moot Court - Try cases in a real court environment and compete with other law schools around the world using video satellite technology.

Engineering plant - Our scaled Bayer Pilot Plant features real-world engineering equipment, the only one of its kind in Perth.

Media Arts Centre - Have access to our professional equipment and industry-standard facilities, including fully equipped TV and radio studios and editing suites.

The Chiropractic Clinic - Work with registered chiropractors on real clients in our clinic, which features 11 consulting rooms.

State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre - Access to our collaborative centre for research and development, with platform technologies and world-class equipment and facilities.

World-famous veterinary facilities - Our Perth campus is home to a working farm, a vet clinic, fully equipped veterinary hospital, pet emergency centre and Equine Centre.

 

Student Services

Health & counselling - Facilities and services to help you look after your physical and mental health.

Career services - Support your career journey, develop your professional network and benefit from student and graduate opportunities.

Child Care Centre - Run by qualified and experienced staff so you can focus on your studies.

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre - If you’re an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island student, we have a range of support services and options to help you during your studies.

 

Admission & Selection 

The path you take when you apply to Murdoch will vary depending on who you are and what you want to study. 

High school leavers:

If you’re completing high school this year, you'll need to apply through TISC. Once applications to TISC have closed, you can apply directly to Murdoch until the start of the semester.

All other applicants:

Applications can be made at any time directly to Murdoch using our online application system.

If you don’t currently meet our admission requirements, we have a range of enabling pathways, including our free enabling courses, which will qualify you to apply for any Murdoch undergraduate degree that has a minimum Selection Rank of 70.

 

Study options

Depending on your chosen course, we offer flexible study options including full-time or part-time and on-campus or online.

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