Modern veterinary teaching laboratories at UQ Vet School

20 May 2015

Custom designed facilities and equipment have transformed the UQ Veterinary School’s teaching environment. New state-of-the-art laboratories  focus on preclinical teaching for anatomy, parasitology and physiology in large, multipurpose teaching laboratories. For undergraduate students in anatomy and pathology classes, their new learning environments are a leap forward in facilitating knowledge transfer.  Tutorials and practicals are conducted using the latest audio visual aids, in class room and laboratory layouts that encourage engagement. The building also includes a major upgrade to the school’s Pathology Laboratory and postmortem room which will allow expansion of the group’s role in biosecurity, diagnostic services and disease monitoring.

UQ Veterinary School
UQ Gatton Veterinary Centre

The Veterinary Science building houses state-of-the-art laboratories to support a very broad portfolio of applied research, including biosecurity (infectious diseases, pathology), public health, epidemiology, companion animal health, animal welfare, animal production (e.g., sustainable beef cattle enterprises), genetics (e.g., gene function in a physiological context), new technologies (stem cell biology, advanced reproductive techniques). Researchers and their higher degree students benefit from the open plan laboratories and collaborative spaces which encourage interaction with glass panelling, natural lighting and the location of offices adjacent to laboratory areas.  Similar building designs (at UQ and other institutions) have improved the ‘culture’ through greater contact between students and between researchers via both arranged and chance meetings.

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

The veterinary science program at the UQ Veterinary School is one of the most sought after in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand, both domestically and internationally. The university’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science provides the broadest base in the biological sciences of any undergraduate course and provides a very wide range of career options as well as its professional qualifications, enabling graduates to practice veterinary medicine and surgery.
Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science
Location: Gatton, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: UQ Veterinary School has a general application deadline of November 30; however, late applications may be accepted. It is strongly recommended that students apply a minimum of three months prior to the program’s start date.

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