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The Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course at Murdoch University will give you the skills to diagnose, treat and prevent health problems in pets, domestic livestock, wildlife and laboratory animals.
Additional areas of interest for budding veterinarians include increasing the productivity of animals and maintaining standards of food production and safety, animal research and public health.
As a vet science student, you'll learn hands-on skills in general practice and emergency areas at our Animal Hospital and South Street campus farm. You'll also have the chance to complete practical work at other animal shelters and facilities such as the RSPCA, Perth Zoo and The Western Australian Department of Agriculture in Albany.
This integrated five-year course of study leads to a registrable professional qualification in veterinary medicine. A degree of Bachelor of Science is awarded after you've successfully completed the first six semesters of the course, and is a prerequisite for entry to the six trimesters of study that lead to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.
All students must also satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English language.
In this veterinary course, the subjects you may study include:
Veterinary Biology (BSc):
Applied Veterinary Medicine (DVM):
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Murdoch University.
As a graduate, you'll enjoy a range of veterinarian career opportunities in Australia and overseas. Our vet science course was the first course in Australia to be awarded accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association AVMA. This means that you could work at as vet in North America once you've graduated!
Curious about where a career in animal care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.
Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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