Melbourne DVM student wins Veterinary Cattle Medicine Award

20 June 2016

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate Dr Lucy Collins has been awarded the Don Kerr Veterinary Student Award at the Australian Veterinary Association.

Melbourne Student wins Veterinary Cattle Medicine Award
Dr Lucy Collins (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Dr Collins was presented with the award at the 2016 Australian Veterinary Association Conference in Adelaide.
The award is conferred to a final-year veterinary student from one of the veterinary schools in Australia for academic achievement and outstanding commitment to cattle medicine.
Dr Collins studied agriculture at the University of Melbourne prior to starting her Melbourne DVM degree and she has worked on several beef and dairy operations in Victoria.
She currently works as an associate veterinarian at Kyabram Veterinary Clinic where she has gained a wealth of experience in cattle medicine and surgery cases.
The award commemorates the work of the late Don Kerr who passed away in November 1992 while serving as President of the Australian Veterinary Association. Don was an enthusiastic cattle practitioner and dedicated educator of veterinary undergraduates.
Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 19, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
Entry Requirements
Eligible Melbourne DVM applicants must

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.
Selection into the Melbourne DVM will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average and above should apply.

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