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University Veterinary Science School (undergraduate entry)


KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of James Cook University in Australia. Canadian applications to James Cook University’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants at 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


About the Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Veterinarians play a major role in the health care of pets, livestock, zoo animals, and sporting and laboratory animals. James Cook University Veterinary Science students benefit from working on an on-campus working farm, state-of-the-art laboratories and the JCU Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital. With high global demand for skilled animal husbandry, James Cook University’s degree makes this a core focus.

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Entry into James Cook University’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science course in Australia is highly sought after, attracting a wide range of excellent applications. To apply for this course you must have successfully completed: English, Maths B and Chemistry (Biological Science is also highly recommended) and achieved a GPA of around 70%.

Career Paths

The range of employment opportunities for veterinarians is wide and includes: clinical work in private practices as small animal practitioners or rural practitioners; positions with federal and state governments involved with animal disease control, animal production, livestock inspection and quarantine; research roles in the pharmaceutical industry; research and monitoring roles in agricultural industries and agencies; research roles in the stock feed industry; research roles in human health areas.

Why Study at James Cook

Why study Veterinary Science at James Cook University in Australia?

You’ll benefit from the universities on-campus working farm, state-of-the-art laboratories and the JCU Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital. With high global demand for skilled animal husbandry, their degree makes this a core focus. Registration rights as a veterinarian will also be available upon graduation.

Real world experience in livestock production and veterinary practice is a core part of your degree at JCU’s Veterinary Science in Australia. These placements include:

  • 5 consecutive days in an approved veterinary practice (Year 1)
  • 12 weeks work within the farm/animal industry (Year 1-3)
  • 12 weeks in approved veterinary practices working alongside registered veterinarians (Year 4)
  • rotational placements in veterinary hospitals, practices, laboratories and government agencies (Year 5)
  • 8 weeks elective in areas such as clinical practice, paraclinical and research (Year 5)

These practical professional experiences are a valuable chance to gain work-ready skills to add immediate value in your field. You will also be working with leading veterinary experts.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science is fully accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), the Veterinary Council of New Zealand and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the UK. This means course graduates of JCU will be eligible for registration as veterinarians in all states of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Regulatory authority for veterinary practice in Canada is a provincial responsibility.  Specific requirements differ from province to province.  For further information refer to the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. All students interested in Veterinary Science should contact KOM Consultants for full details on application processes.

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Award Title:Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Length of Program:5 years
Prerequisites:Higher education subjects: English, Maths B, Chemistry, (Biology desirable).
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance. Contact KOM for full details
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Health Sciences