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University of Sydney Veterinary School (postgraduate entry)


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


About the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Sydney Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) is an innovative new graduate entry program for students wishing to qualify as a registered veterinary practitioner.
Teaching at Sydney is research-driven to ensure you will learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary medical research, animal behavior and welfare science and veterinary public health.

The University of Sydney’s new integrated curriculum provides you with clinical exposure, clinical and professional skills training and animal handling from your first semester. Your studies will take place in the one health framework, ensuring you understand the critical role of the veterinary professional in animal, human and ecosystem health at local, national and global levels. The program culminates in a capstone experience year where you will be placed as an intern in veterinary clinics of all varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the University teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.

Entry Requirements for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of around 70% and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Admission Statement including a minimum of 28 days of relevant work experience and animal handling experience.

Why Study at the University of Sydney

Why study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Sydney?

The DVM at The University of Sydney embraces the latest in student-focused teaching methodologies, recognizing your experience and maturity as a graduate learner. From small group, case-based scenarios to online modules and laboratory sessions, you will realize your potential while studying in a small faculty offering a high level of individual interaction between staff and students.

The University of Sydney’s internationally recognized and passionate staff include some of the world’s best veterinary and animal science researchers. The quality of their research programs have been recognized by a top ranking of five out of five for veterinary sciences research in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia rankings. As a Sydney DVM student, you will be exposed to emerging discoveries in veterinary medicine and have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research.

Career Paths

Career Paths

Graduating with a DVM or BVetBiol/DVM at Sydney opens up many career opportunities for you. In addition to being equipped to become a recognized veterinary medical professional in the global community, you will be able to choose to work in a range of settings in rural and urban areas across Australia and in many places around the world.

You will be qualified to enter a wide variety of exciting fields, including:

  • private veterinary practice in livestock, equine, small animal or mixed practices;
  • corporate veterinary medicine, including in the pharmaceutical industry or allied Animal Health industries
  • private or public animal welfare agencies that work to ensure the health and well-being of animals
  • government departments and agencies that working on research, biosecurity, public health, public policy, infectious disease or food safety
  • agricultural industries, animal health, inspection or environmental quality
  • education sector, research or teaching
  • international animal health, welfare or food production
  • diagnostic services
  • veterinary public health

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

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 JCU 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.

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Award Title:Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Length of Program:4 years
Prerequisites:Completed Bachelor’s degree carrying overall 70% GPA. Contact KOM for full details
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:Veterinary Science