Tour the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital

19 September 2014

The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities, based in Werribee, Victoria and offers modern state-of-the-art facilities and services to clients and their pets.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School
Study veterinary medicine at the Melbourne Veterinary School

The veterinary hospital is fully computerised, so each pet has its own comprehensive lifelong medical record, ensuring that all veterinarians at the hospital will have full details of each animal’s illness, and a complete record of treatments received.
The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital has both medical and surgical specialists on site, and they are available to supervise and attend to the care of pets if appropriate.
The veterinary hospital also has fully operational radiology and anaesthesia sections, which have the latest equipment and specialised staff. The hospital ensures that it has the latest types of equipment and procedures available to veterinary medicine and surgery. The Melbourne veterinarians and nurses regularly attend continuing education seminars and courses.
Most important, the Melbourne Veterinary Hospital is also a teaching hospital and research facility, where they are committed to educating the veterinarians of today and tomorrow, including Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.

The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital video tour takes you behind the scenes

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

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March 2015
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 23, 2014. It is recommended that students apply at least three months prior to the program start date.
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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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the DVM program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada) and find out how you can study in Australia.