Melbourne Veterinary School offers brand-new facilities

11 February 2020

Melbourne Veterinary School‘s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities.

Melbourne Veterinary School
Melbourne Veterinary School

The new five-storey learning and teaching building improves the delivery of the university’s world-class veterinary education, and houses cutting-edge equipment and purpose-built spaces, including sitting areas open to the public and a new café.

Part of the redevelopment also included an upgrade to the U-Vet Animal Hospital, which provides world-class treatments for pets as well as the best possible hands-on clinical experience for Melbourne veterinary students.

The recently redeveloped veterinary teaching hospital at Werribee is complemented by brand-new teaching facilities, giving you access to the most modern veterinary facilities in Australasia, including specialist clinical skills laboratories, a new surgical teaching laboratory, extensive animal anatomy laboratories and a veterinary student-specific lounge, library and study areas.

New $100-million life sciences building

The upgrades don’t stop at the animal hospital. Facilities at Parkville also received a boost, including a new dissection room for anatomy classes, student collaboration and socialization spaces, and an open aspect to the historic and tranquil Systems Garden.

The University of Melbourne has opened a $100-million life sciences complex, offering Australia’s most sophisticated STEMM teaching laboratories and facilities and strengthening the global status of Melbourne’s biomedical precinct.

For the first time, the university will have staff and students from three faculties—Science; Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences; and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences—in one state-of-the-art life sciences building in Parkville.

The building includes three large practical teaching laboratories, an object-based learning facility, three classrooms for small-group and problem-based learning as well as informal learning and study spaces, all of which are dedicated to preparing the bioscientists, doctors, and veterinarians of the future.

The laboratories are practical learning environments. The small group teaching spaces and the object-based learning facility are where students are challenged to build knowledge and explore and extend their understanding of materials, both real and virtual.

The new building will facilitate international accreditation for the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program in 2020.

Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Melbourne’s four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree offers veterinary students the best possible preparation for twenty-first-century careers in a rapidly changing and increasingly global workforce. Students can expect to learn the latest theory and practice, with plenty of practical hands-on experience, taught by a team of leading veterinarians.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: You are encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.

Entry Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have a completed undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree) and have completed prerequisite subjects: one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and one of biochemistry.

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees from 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 your upper-year science subjects (300- and 400-level courses), rather than your cumulative GPA. Melbourne weights their science GPA 75:25 toward the 400-level subjects, meaning your 400-level courses are weighed 3 times as much as your 300 level. A 77% average above in these subjects is considered competitive, although does not guarantee entry.

2. Demonstrate interest in veterinary field
Melbourne is looking for students who can demonstrate an interest and commitment to animal health, production and welfare and in pursuing a career in the veterinary science profession and any experience working with animals and/or other fields relevant to veterinary science.

The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews with referees in order to clarify aspects of a candidate’s experience in the field or interest in a veterinary career.

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