University of Melbourne, Faculty of Veterinary Science
Recognition status :
AVBC Australian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CVMA Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
RCVS Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
VCNZ Veterinary Council of New Zealand
Training in veterinary science at Melbourne provides the graduate with options for a wide spectrum of satisfying careers.
Melbourne veterinary graduates enter careers ranging from provision of veterinary care to dogs; cats; and other pets in private practice; management of animal health on large animal production units; development of new therapeutic agents through work in the pharmaceutical industry, and development of public health policies in governmental and non-governmental organisations.
Undergraduate students are able to undertake research projects during the course. Some decide to take one year to complete a Bachelor of Animal Science degree after completion of the second year of the BVSc course, and this is often done overseas. Staff and graduate students in the Veterinary Faculty are constantly developing new techniques to study normal and abnormal animal function.
This work provides a better understanding of the basis of disease processes, and this new knowledge is then taught in the undergraduate course.
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