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