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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Become a fully qualified and internationally recognised veterinarian, with the foundational knowledge and practical skills to apply medical, diagnostic and therapeutic care to animals while studying at our world-class campus.

Your Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) commences with three years of foundational training in the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, nutrition and behaviour of healthy domestic and wild animals. It includes more than 600 hours of practical training, where you'll develop your animal handling and husbandry skills and acquire detailed knowledge of animal pathology and diagnostic skills.

In your fourth year, you'll undertake dedicated medicine and surgery courses for each of the major animal species, plus population and public health training, and complete 130 hours of clinical practical work.

The final year includes more than 1,400 hours of lecture-free training within university and privately owned practices.

Throughout the program you'll develop your skills in essential clinical and professional competencies such as communication, business skills and self-development.

You'll undertake off-campus placements to provide authentic clinical and professional competencies and improve your work-readiness, and receive essential hands-on experience at UQ Gatton’s Small Animal Hospital and Equine Specialist Hospital.

As a fully qualified veterinarian, you'll work as a general practitioner in veterinary clinical practice or employment in sectors that include biosecurity, animal production and disease control, pharmaceutical livestock and biotechnology industries, or undertake research roles within universities and governments.

Program highlights

  • Study Australia’s only internationally accredited undergraduate Veterinary Science program.
  • Enjoy access to world-class facilities, teachers, research and knowledge at UQ's Gatton campus.
  • Gain essential hands-on experience at UQ Gatton’s Small Animal Hospital and Equine Specialist Hospital.

Campus Information


Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Veterinarian
  • Practice manager
  • Biosecurity field officer
  • Veterinary emergency specialist
  • Microbiologist
  • Veterinary pathologist
  • Veterinary surgeon
  • Risk manager
  • Veterinary laboratory scientist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C); Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C); Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and one of Physics or Biology (Units 3 & 4, C). Applicants must also complete a situational judgement test in the year of application and obtain a score which is higher than two standard deviations below the mean score for the test for that sitting.

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