Melbourne Veterinary School Equine Centre

5 February 2015

The Melbourne Veterinary School Equine Centre provides state-of-the art surgical and medical care. Cases are referred from all over Victoria and interstate to be examined and treated by the largest contingent of veterinary specialists in Australia. The centre pride itself on their patient care, customer service, intensive care and dedication to training and research.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School
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Treatments are evidence based, backed by the latest research to which members of the team make a significant contribution. They offer a comprehensive range of services, including

  • lameness investigation;
  • upper respiratory function evaluation;
  • surgery, cardiology, neurology;
  • ‘poor performance’; and
  • pre-purchase evaluations.

Melbourne Veterinary School Equine Centre diagnostic imaging services are world class due to a combination of highly trained technical staff and the best available equipment including the only high field MRI unit in Australia. Other equipment includes computer radiography, scintigraphy (bone scan), computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, endoscopy and treadmill endoscopy.

University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBC. For the 215 intake, the application deadline was December 23, 2014.
Entry Requirements
Eligible applicants must have completed

  • an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree with majors in Agriculture, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Physiology or Zoology); and
  • prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.

Selection into the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program 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 or above should apply.
The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews in order to clarify aspects of an applicant’s application, and students may be asked to provide references or evidence to demonstrate their interest in a veterinary career.

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