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Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

  • Bachelor (Honours)

Become a fully qualified and internationally recognised veterinarian, with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to apply medical, diagnostic and therapeutic care to animals while studying at our world-class campus.Select where you studied and your qualification to see the minimum entry...

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor (Honours)
5 years full-time
Course Code
2378, 082631A
Intake Months
International Fees
$66,592 per year / $332,960 total

About this course

Your Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) commences with three years of foundational training in the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition and behaviour of healthy domestic and wild animals. It includes more than 600 hours of practical training, where you'll develop your animal handling and husbandry skills and acquire detailed knowledge of animal pathology and diagnostic skills.

In your fourth year, you'll undertake dedicated medicine and surgery courses for each of the major animal species, plus population and public health training, and complete 130 hours of clinical practical work.

The final year includes more than 1,400 hours of lecture-free training within university and privately owned practices.

Throughout the program you'll develop your skills in essential clinical and professional competencies such as communication, business skills and self-development.

You'll undertake off-campus placements to provide authentic clinical and professional competencies and improve your work-readiness, and receive essential hands-on experience at UQ Gatton's Small Animal Hospital and Equine Specialist Hospital.

As a fully qualified veterinarian, you'll work as a general practitioner in veterinary clinical practice or employment in sectors that include biosecurity, animal production and disease control, pharmaceutical livestock and biotechnology industries, or undertake research roles within universities and governments.

Study locations


What you will learn

  • Study Australia's only internationally accredited undergraduate Veterinary Science program.
  • Enjoy access to world-class facilities, teachers, research and knowledge at UQ's Gatton campus.
  • Gain essential hands-on experience at UQ Gatton's Small Animal Hospital and Equine Specialist Hospital.

Career pathways

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Veterinarian
  • Practice manager
  • Biosecurity field officer
  • Veterinary emergency specialist
  • Microbiologist
  • Veterinary pathologist
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Risk manager
  • Veterinary laboratory scientist