UQ Veterinary School student? Explore UQ Gatton

7 October 2014

If you’re headed to UQ Veterinary School, you will be studying at the beautiful UQ Gatton campus.

UQ Veterinary School
UQ Veterinary Medical Centre at Gatton campus

UQ offers many of its agriculture, animal, veterinary science and environment programs at the impressive Gatton campus, which is located just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane. The 1068-hectare campus offers modern teaching and research facilities set against the backdrop of the historic rural traditions of its Queensland Agricultural College heritage.
The UQ campus is located five kilometres from Gatton, the largest town and business centre in the Lockyer Valley, and within easy travel to other major centres in southeast Queensland.
Gatton itself has the perfect combination of town and country living with an eclectic mix of restaurants, art galleries and shopping, as well as hot-air ballooning, sky-diving, bird watching, beautiful parks and country markets.
World-class learning
Bachelor of Veterinary Science students at the UQ Gatton campus will enjoy the benefits of a relaxed, friendly atmosphere supported by a learning environment that features state-of-the-art facilities and resources as well as extensive practical, hands-on experience to reinforce what you learn in the classroom.
These specialist research and teaching facilities include

  • Queensland Animal Science Precinct
  • UQ Veterinary Medical Centre
  • Veterinary teaching laboratories and a Clinical Studies Centre
  • Native Wildlife Teaching and Research Facility
  • Gatton Research Dairy
  • Nursery and glasshouse facilities
  • Gatton e-Learning Laboratory
  • General and specialist research laboratories
  • Modern lecture theatres and computing laboratories
  • Cropping facilities
  • 1,000-hectare fully serviced farm
  • Pesticide wind tunnel research facility
  • Specialist facilities for Equine and Poultry research

Collaborative learning is a priority with all students able to access the Regional Collaborative Learning Centre and the Gatton e-Learning Laboratory (GeLL).
The GeLL is a modern learning space which brings together real materials (both preserved and fresh specimens), interactive resources, and technological tools for information sharing and dissemination to significantly enhance your student learning experience.
Living on campus
You can live on campus in the Halls of Residence and join a vibrant community of 430 students. On-campus accommodation will give you the opportunity to form lifelong friendships and establish future career networks. Living on campus allows you easy access to a range of academic and social activities, from evening lectures to sporting events and cultural nights. Regardless of your interests, you’ll find a club, society, or social activity to join.
Student life
Whether you live on or off campus, you can get involved in Market Day, the Country Campus Challenge, the Walkway Markets, UQ Gatton Careers Fair,  Gatton Fiesta (second Semester Market Day), UQ Veterinary Students Association Trade Fair, Charity Week, Diversity Week, Research Week, Teaching and Learning Week and the Gatton Student Association Ball.
International students
A large number of international students from more than 36 countries are enrolled in programs offered at the UQ Gatton campus giving students and staff a truly multicultural experience. The Gatton International Student Association (GISA) encourages all students to learn about other cultures and organises social events including International Dinners where all participants bring a plate of food from their home country and field trips to some of Australia’s most beautiful sites such as Mt Tambourine, Stanthorpe and Stradbroke Island.
At UQ Gatton, you will enjoy the unique benefits of a personalised educational experience and the opportunity to study among like-minded peers who share a passion for agriculture, agribusiness, animals, food, plants, soils or veterinary science.

UQ Veterinary School’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) program

Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: November 15, 2014; however, as the UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science program can fill quickly, it is recommended that students apply as early as possible.

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Do you have questions about UQ Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada). Find out how OzTREKK helps you to study in Australia!