Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
The University of Queensland - Gatton

Course outline

Become a fully qualified and internationally recognised veterinarian. Learn to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases and injuries in animals. Develop treatment skills across companion, domestic, exotic, wildlife and production animals. You’ll access specialist animal facilities and gain skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and radiology. Sharpen your expert animal handling and clinical skills by spending your final year in hospitals and clinics. You’ll receive comprehensive biomedical training which may lead to careers in research, industry and government. On graduation, you’ll be eligible to register as a veterinary science practitioner in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong or Malaysia. You will also be eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. For more information, visit Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at UQ.

Other requirements

Students must pass all courses for any given semester to progress to the next semester, and must take vacation practical work.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C); Physics or Biology (Units 3 and 4, C); CASPer Test

Fixed closing date

QTAC applications and changes of preferences for this program close on 30 November 2022.

Additional entry requirements

A situational judgement test is required for entry. For information, refer to the UQ website.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Career opportunities

Become a private veterinary practitioner, a consultant with government departments dealing with the control of animal disease and animal production, an adviser to industry (such as drug companies or agricultural enterprises), or a researcher.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$10490 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time
Course Duration

5 years Full time

Darling Downs & South West QLD