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University of Sydney Veterinary School Undergraduate Entry


KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of The University of Sydney in Australia. Canadian applications to the University of Sydney’s Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program are submitted directly through KOM Consultants at 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.


University of Sydney Veterinary School

World leader in Veterinary Science:

  • The University of Sydney Veterinary School is ranked 1st in Australia and 12th in the world for veterinary science by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020.
  • Leading veterinary education, animal science and research that advances the health and welfare of animals and benefits the community.

What does it mean to be the best university for veterinary science in Australia?

  • It means being taught by world-leading animal and veterinary scientists from the moment a student sets foot on our campuses.
  • It’s studying in the latest facilities, in small groups to maximize learning, and in courses at the cutting-edge of knowledge in the field.
  • It means leaving as a globally respected graduate with the experience and skills to make a difference to the health, welfare and conservation of animals all around the world.
  • And it means undertaking research across a range of specializations to better tackle the big, complex issues facing the world.

About the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Sydney’s Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a vertically integrated masters, which provides you with both a scientific foundation and specialist clinical and medical experience. With its integrated approach designed for understanding real-world situations, the six-year course will turn you into a global professional at the cutting edge of modern veterinary medicine.

This six year course will provide you with both a scientific foundation and specialist clinical and medical experience. In the first and second years of the degree, you will learn the fundamentals of biomedical and animal sciences that underpin veterinary sciences. The difference, though, is that this learning will be done in an integrated, cross-subject way that sets you up for understanding real-world situations.

From your third year of study we will immerse you in real-world medicine. We have a strong focus on clinical cases, applied problems, and practical experience means you will leave thoroughly prepared to launch straight into a career as vet. You’ll start training to be a professional by applying this knowledge in clinical settings, such as at our hospitals located on campuses in Sydney and Camden. Your final, lecture-free year will be spent entirely doing clinical rotations through a variety of placements. These will give you a taste of the many career options available, including small animal practice, rural mixed practice and government agencies, or more specialized options like equine and wildlife health.

Once you leave us, you’ll be a veterinary professional able to view issues from a population health framework, with a strong animal welfare consciousness, and the skills and confidence to be at the forefront of the industry.

What You'll Study

What you’ll study

Students in first and second year are given a sound grounding in the basic biomedical sciences relevant to veterinary science. Examples of clinical cases and actual problems in veterinary practice are used to promote integrated learning in many subject areas.

Emphasis then shifts to applying this knowledge in clinical settings. The University of Sydney’s BVetBiol/DVM program incorporates a lecture-free year in which students are assigned as ‘interns’ in university and commercial partner practices.

Work component

This course has a mandatory work component totalling 2172 hours that must be completed as part of the award requirements for the degree.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • Canadian High School Diploma 85%
  • Prerequisite Subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Biology is recommended
  • Strongly advised applicants volunteer in a veterinary clinic

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The University of Sydney hold and maintains continuous accreditation through the transition to a new veterinary program. The Bachelor of Veterinary Science is fully accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC),  the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) in the UK, and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This means course graduates of Sydney will be eligible for registration as veterinarians in all states and territories of Australia, and the United Kingdom.  Students graduating from an AVMA accredited School have their degree recognized in North America and are entitled to sit the US National Veterinary Licensing Examinations.

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.

Award Title:Bachelor of Veterinary Biology / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Length of Program:6 years
Number of International Seats:Approximately 40
Application Deadline:TBA (2020 intake deadline was November 21, 2019)
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Veterinary Science