Melbourne veterinary students on location at The Lost Dogs' Home

11 November 2015

Are you passionate about animal health and welfare? So is the Melbourne Veterinary School.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School
Study veterinary medicine at Melbourne

Fourth year of the Melbourne DVM is a practical year, conducted under supervision in the University Veterinary Hospital and via external placements. This year includes a final, intensive one-week professional practice program, which consolidates knowledge in preparation for transition into the workforce.

About The Lost Dogs’ Home

Founded in 1910 and located in North Melbourne, The Lost Dogs’ Home was originally established to provide a temporary home for Melbourne’s lost and starving dogs. Today, The Lost Dogs’ Home cares for more than 31,000 dogs and cats every year and is Australia’s largest animal shelter. They provide a wide range of animal welfare and community services.
The Lost Dogs’ Home is very active in fighting for a better deal for animals without owners. They are a voice for Australia’s unwanted, stray and lost dogs and cats. The Lost Dogs’ Home plays a crucial role in the promotion of responsible pet ownership programs and is a strong lobbyist for fair animal laws that will decrease the number of abandoned and stray animals being admitted to animal pounds and shelters in the community.

University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program

The Melbourne Veterinary School’s DVM program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). This means that graduates are considered in the same category as graduates from North American Veterinary Schools when undertaking licensing examinations in North America. Graduates are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination along with graduates from accredited veterinary colleges in the United States and Canada. AVMA accreditation is well recognised as the international benchmark for quality in veterinary education.
Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Program 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 DVM program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at