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University of Adelaide Veterinary School (postgraduate entry)

  

KOM Consultants are the official Canadian representative of The University of Adelaide in Australia. Canadian applications to Adelaide’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in Australia are submitted directly through KOM Consultants at 1-877-318-8203 or info@komconsultants.com.

At the University of Adelaide, the veterinary science program is comprised of two degrees: the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. To practice as veterinarians, students must complete both degrees (six years in total).

Bachelor of Science

About the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)

Veterinary Science at the University of Adelaide has a unique focus on Australian livestock production, equine health, aquaculture and biosecurity and involves input from a range of partner institutions, government agencies and industry.

This Bachelor program forms the first part of the veterinary science program. It is followed by a three-year postgraduate coursework Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program that focuses on the clinical skills required for veterinary practice. Students satisfactorily completing the undergraduate degree and 12 weeks of Extra Mural Studies placements will gain direct entry into the postgraduate program.

Entry Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)

High School 90%, IB 31

Prerequisites

Mathematics and Chemistry. Applicants must also complete a written questionnaire and undergo multiple mini interviews.

Please contact KOM for additional entry requirements to the Veterinary Bioscience program.

Assumed Knowledge

Physics an advantage.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

About the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Adelaide is a three year , 72 unit postgraduate degree program in clinical veterinary science that aims to complete the veterinary training and allow registration of the graduate as a veterinarian.  The program is at the Masters by coursework level. Most students will enter this program after completion of the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) program at the University of Adelaide.  However, students with a recognized pre-veterinary or veterinary degree may also be eligible for entry.

It should be noted that you can not study this program part-time.

Entry Requirements for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Completion of the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) program at the University of Adelaide.  However, students with a recognized pre-veterinary or veterinary degree may also be eligible for entry

Why Study Here?

Why study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide?

Vital skills developed from studying Veterinary Medicine at the University of Adelaide include:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognized.
  • The ability to locate, analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner.
  • An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems.
  • Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication.
  • A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies.
  • A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life.
  • A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community.
  • An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities.

Career Paths

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program at the University of Adelaide aims to allow registration as a veterinarian in Australasia.  Graduates may also advance to research training via the Master of Science and/or PhD route or to clinical specialty training via the residency and specialty examination route.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

The veterinary science program at the University of Adelaide has been granted accreditation by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK).  Graduates from this program are eligible for registration as veterinarians in all states of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. In order to meet these professional expectations, graduates must be able to demonstrate their ability to perform various animal handling, manipulative, therapeutic and diagnostic techniques.

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.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Award Title:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Length of Program:6 years – 3 years Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) & 3 years of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Intake:February
Prerequisites:ATAR 90 for Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)
Application Dates:Applicants are advised to apply 9 months in advance.
Annual Tuition Fees:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203
Faculty:Veterinary Science
Country:Australia