Introducing the new Sydney DVM

14 August 2014

The Sydney Veterinary School has officially introduced its new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and is currently accepting applications for the 2015 intake.

University of Sydney Veterinary School
Sydney Veterinary School Emergency Centre

The Sydney DVM aims to produce career-ready graduates with excellent fundamental knowledge and skills in managing animal health and disease; and in protecting and advancing animal, human and environmental health and welfare locally and globally.
The DVM embraces the latest in student-focussed teaching methodologies, recognising student experience and maturity as a graduate learner. From small group, case-based scenarios to online modules and laboratory sessions, students will realise their potential while studying in a small faculty offering a high level of individual interaction between staff and students.

Course Overview

The Sydney DVM is an exciting new graduate entry veterinary program, commencing in 2015. The DVM replaces the university’s existing Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and is open to applicants with a completed bachelor’s degree who wish to study veterinary medicine in a postgraduate learning environment. This program is internationally recognised and accredited so graduates can work around the world.
The program encourages enrolment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them achieve their goals to become veterinary medical professionals in the global community. Teaching is research driven to ensure students will learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary science research, animal behaviour and welfare science and veterinary public health. Students will benefit from a fully integrated learning curriculum with clinical exposure, clinical skills training and animal handling commencing in the first semester and throughout the course. Studies will take place in the one health framework, ensuring students understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels. The program culminates in a capstone experience year where students will be placed as an intern in veterinary clinics of all varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the veterinary school’s teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.
Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March 2015
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: October 31, 2014
Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians
Students can apply for a position into the Sydney DVM after completing any kind of bachelor’s degree at a recognized university, as long as program prerequisite units of study have been met.
Applicants must have completed the following prerequisite units of study at bachelor’s degree level to be eligible for entry:

  • General chemistry (physical and inorganic)
  • Organic chemistry
  • biology
  • Biochemistry

The minimum GPA for entry is a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale; however, places are limited and there is a strict quota for this course. Entry is highly competitive so students who have achieved the minimum GPA (and other admission requirements) are then ranked on academic performance. The higher your GPA, the better your chances of receiving an offer.

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If you have questions about Sydney Veterinary School and the new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at or 1-866-698-7355. Find out how you can study in Australia!