Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne

16 June 2015

The primary aim of the Melbourne DVM curriculum is to graduate highly capable veterinary scientists whose abilities to solve problems, to draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, to interpret evidence, and to make decisions and act upon them within a clear ethical and professional framework embody all of the graduate attributes to which the faculty aspires.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Learn more about the Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Become a flexible, knowledgeable and highly capable veterinary scientist, who can easily work overseas

  • Four-year graduate entry program, including a final year of lecture-free practical training in our Veterinary Hospital and at other approved sites
  • International recognition through accreditation by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council, American Veterinary Medicine Association and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • An interesting range of study areas taught in a stimulating way—tapping into the wealth of experience of Melbourne’s expert veterinarians

Course Description

  • Internationally recognised and trained staff with extensive experience in veterinary education, advanced practice and research
  • Accessibility for local, rural and international students
  • Opportunities to pursue scientific investigations in a dynamic research environment
  • A positive cohort experience for our local and international students, with active mentorship by our dedicated teaching staff
  • Excellent networking, placement and employment opportunities, arising from our strong national and international links with the veterinary profession, agricultural and animal health industries and research agencies

The Melbourne DVM curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices. It has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:

  • The scientific basis of clinical practice
  • Ethics and animal welfare
  • Biosecurity and population health
  • Clinical skills
  • Personal and professional development

Graduates of the Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are internationally accredited to work overseas. Graduates have the ability to solve problems, draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, interpret evidence, and to make decisions within a solid professional and ethical framework.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 18, 2015; however, as this program can fill quickly, applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible.

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at or call (toll free in Canada).