What’s the difference between a DVM and a bachelor vet program?

9 August 2023

You’ve heard about DVM programs and about Bachelor of Veterinary Science programs.

But what’s the difference? Is there a difference?

In this clip, OzTREKK Territory Manager, Sarah gives an overview of the differences between a graduate and undergraduate vet program, including the education you require beforehand to be eligible and your career options after you graduate.

Veterinary Programs in Australia

The veterinary programs featured here hold full American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation This means that graduates are considered in the same category as graduates from North American veterinary schools when undertaking licensing examinations in North America. Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) along with graduates from AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges in the United States and Canada.

OzTREKK represents three Australian universities with professional veterinary degrees. The earlier you apply the better!

UQ veterinary student with cow
Learn more about studying veterinary medicine in Australia

University of Queensland Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years

University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years

University of Sydney Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

University of Sydney Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BVB/DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years

Start your application to Australian veterinary schools!


If you have questions or would like to see the full webinar, email vet@oztrekk.com and our dedicated vet admissions team will be happy to help!