UQ Dayboro Veterinary Surgery
The UQ Veterinary School has been a part of the Dayboro community since the purchase of the Dayboro Veterinary Surgery in 1987. Dayboro is a small dairying community located approximately one hour’s drive north of Brisbane. Operating from a building of historical significance to the Dayboro community, the clinic provides UQ veterinary science students with clinical teaching experience while also delivering the Dayboro community a high quality in-house and ambulatory veterinary service.
In 2013, the University of Queensland completed construction of a new building and facilities to continue servicing the changing needs of their students and the local Dayboro community. The clinic offers a full range of veterinary services and quality care for dogs, cats, horses, cows, alpacas and goats—in fact all small and large animals. The dedicated team of veterinarians, nurses and support staff are here for the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week and they pride themselves on their high level of compassionate veterinary care.
UQ’s new Dayboro Veterinary Surgery facilities will continue the tradition that began in 1987, to provide a high-quality level of veterinary service to clients and to allow UQ Veterinary School students to develop their skills and integrate the knowledge required to practice as veterinarians.
The $2.4m investment in a new clinic at Dayboro augments the training gained by UQ students at its Gatton campus. The Dayboro Veterinary Surgery is a “transition to practice” venue where students engage in the reality of commercial practice. Students live on-site with excellent opportunities for hands-on involvement in small and large animal cases. This training, together with experiencing life in a small country town, provides the incentive and the skills for UQ students to enter a career in rural veterinary practice.
UQ Veterinary School
Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: Nov. 15, 2014; however, as the UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program can fill quickly, it is recommended that students apply as early as possible!