Bachelor of Science - Veterinary Bioscience

The University of Adelaide

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 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, focusing on the clinical skills required for veterinary practice. Students satisfactorily completing the undergraduate degree and 12 weeks of Animal Husbandry Extra Mural Studies (AHEMS) will gain direct entry into the postgraduate program. Following successful completion of the Bachelor program, it is expected that students will continue on to the postgraduate coursework Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Following accreditation, students completing the entire six-year program will be eligible for registration as veterinarians. Students may, however, leave the veterinary program following successful completion of the Bachelor program.

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Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: North Terrace
Institution CRICOS: 00123M


  • Veterinary bioscience

Since 1874, the university has developed a reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research. From the start, the University of Adelaide has been one of Australia's most progressive institutions. It was the first Australian university to grant degrees in science, the first to establish a Conservatorium of Music and the first to admit women to academic programs - in 1881.

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