Sydney Veterinary Science ranked 9th in world in latest QS Rankings

22 April 2016

The Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science has been ranked ninth in the world and number one in Australia in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, cementing its position as a global leader in research and educational excellence.
The school’s core strength is their exceptional staff. Their dedicated work improves animal health, well-being and productivity and contributes to the unique roles of the profession in protecting human health, food supply and societal well-being. This work is more valuable than ever as veterinarians and animal scientists are increasingly acknowledged as playing vital roles in addressing the big issues the world faces: food security, animal conservation, control of emerging disease and protecting the health and welfare of animals.

University of Sydney Veterinary Science
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The veterinary school strives to provide the very best education in veterinary and animal science through bachelor’s degrees, postgraduate coursework, continuing education and research training. Alumni have shaped the professions locally, nationally and globally. Their sustained, stellar achievements in practice, public service, research, academia and the media provide the best advertisement for the success of Sydney’s programs.
Veterinary science is part of the University of Sydney’s rich tradition of excellence in pursuit of intellectual discovery. The university’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 the rural campus at Camden reflect its 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.
The Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science veterinary teaching hospitals provide world-class clinical services and have the latest technology for the care of companion animals, wildlife, livestock and horses. These facilities allows the university to train the next generation of veterinary practitioners and specialists.
A career in veterinary or animal science offers remarkable opportunities and benefits and the university is dedicated to providing graduates with the best preparation for success. When you study with the University of Sydney you will also enjoy the great life that Sydney offers as a global city in a wonderful location.

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to 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