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. 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.

Other requirements

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 is mandatory and students will be required to provide evidence of immunisation upon commencement of the program

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 2024.

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, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Contact the institution for information.

Career opportunities

Private veterinary practitioner; consultant with government departments controlling animal diseases; adviser to industry; researcher.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

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