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Animal health and veterinary science

Make a difference in animal health and veterinary science
Study animal health and veterinary science to learn about different animal species, their importance for people and the environment, and challenges we face in contemporary conservation.

Studying animal health and veterinary science will give you an all-inclusive appreciation of the multidisciplinary sciences involved in the veterinary and allied animal science industries, including companion animals and wildlife.

Your animal health and veterinary science studies will be in the One Health framework, ensuring you understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels.

If you choose to study the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in the Sydney School of Veterinary Science, you can become a practising veterinarian.

You can choose a specialist animal health or veterinary science degree, or choose to undertake animal health or veterinary science related program, major, minor, or electives within one of our other degrees.

Animal health and veterinary science courses

Why study with us?

  • We are ranked 1st in Australia and 26th in the world for veterinary sciences by the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024. Our courses in animal health and veterinary science include hands-on laboratory, field, industry or clinical experience that’s relevant to your area of study.
  • Our Camperdown Campus offers modern lecture theatres, advanced laboratories and a well-equipped clinical teaching hospital. Our Camden campus allows students to work directly with livestock and gain experience with the large-animal industries of sheep, dairy, pigs, cattle and aquaculture.
  • You have the chance to access our University Veterinary Teaching Hospitals in Camperdown and Camden, Taronga Zoo staff, facilities and animals, and do work placements with industry partners.
  • If you choose the Bachelor of Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or graduate entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees, you will be eligible when you graduate for immediate registration with the Veterinary Practitioners Board in each state and territory in Australia, and is recognised internationally by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK).

Animal health and veterinary science careers

Our graduates can be found in many settings and roles, including:

  • animal breeding program manager
  • animal health and quarantine manager
  • animal nutritionist
  • animal production manager
  • biosecurity scientist
  • biotechnologist
  • medical researcher
  • microbiologist
  • molecular geneticist
  • national parks and wildlife services officer
  • reproductive technologist
  • sustainable agriculturalist
  • veterinarian

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