Sydney Veterinary School research and teaching facilities

10 March 2016

All University of Sydney Veterinary School students are supported to develop their leadership skills and veterinary interests through academic and co-curricular activities. Campus life in both Sydney and Camden provides unique opportunities for personal growth, networking and exploration of career directions. The school supports and guides students as they learn and help them to meet the challenges of student life.

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Veterinary science is part of the university’s rich tradition of excellence in pursuit of intellectual discovery. Sydney Veterinary School’s research portfolio is world class, enriched by links with the university’s research leaders in health sciences, science and agriculture and mature collaborations with government and industry research organizations. The mix of heritage and new buildings on the Camperdown campus and rural campus at Camden reflect the university’s history and ongoing renewal. The school’s farms, laboratories, hospitals, lecture theatres, computer facilities and accommodation provide well-equipped venues for cutting-edge research, teaching and clinical practice.


Arthursleigh (7900 ha) is located at Marulan near Goulburn. The property was bequeathed to the university in July 1979 from the estate of the late Eric Thomas Wallis Holt, AFC. The farm is operated commercially, and used for teaching and research in pasture agronomy and animal science. It is a valuable teaching resource for the university as it allows access to wildlife areas and provides an ideal venue field trips.

Camden Farms

The University of Sydney operates three commercial dairy farms on the Cumberland Plain, southwest of Sydney. One of these farms is in the Camden area.
Corstorphine (named after a Scottish village by its original owner) lies on the banks of the Nepean River west of the historic village of Cobbitty. The farm supports 220 registered Holstein cows producing high-quality milk for the Sydney market. The deep alluvial soils are ideal for growing lush pastures required for milk production.

University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospitals

There is a veterinary teaching hospital on campus at both Camden and Sydney, providing high-quality services to business and the public as well as exemplary stages for the teaching of clinical expertise.
The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden is predominantly large animal focused, though caters for small animals as well. It contains a specialist equine and large animal centre, which is one of the largest equine hospitals in Australia and offers medical and surgical specialists who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney is acclaimed internationally for its health care and welfare of small animals. It contains two state-of-the-art specialist centres, the Valentine Charlton Cat Centre, which is a showcase of best feline practice; and the Canine Teaching Hospital, which is Australia’s most advanced specialist canine veterinary facility.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was January 4, 2016; however it is recommended that students apply as soon as possible as this program can fill quickly.
Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians
Students can apply for a position into the Sydney DVM after completing any kind of bachelor 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-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, please contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at or 1-866-698-7355.