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. Access specialist animal facilities and gain skills and knowledge in veterinary medicine, surgery, anaesthesia and radiology. Students gain expert animal handling and clinical skills by spending their final year in hospitals and clinics. Receive comprehensive biomedical training which may lead to careers in research, industry and government. On graduation, students are eligible to register as a veterinary science practitioner in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong or Malaysia. They will also be eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination. For more information, visit Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Hons) at UQ.
Students must pass all courses for any given semester to progress to the next semester, and must take vacation practical work. Students are exposed to animals and agricultural environments as part of their learning. Immunisations against Q fever and tetanus are mandatory and students will be required to provide evidence of immunisation upon commencement of the program
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
QTAC applications and changes of preferences for this program close on 30 November 2023.
A situational judgement test is required for entry. For information, refer to the UQ website.
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Private veterinary practitioner; consultant with government departments controlling animal diseases; adviser to industry; researcher.
11 Jan 2024
5 years Full time