What’s it like to study veterinary science at UQ?

3 June 2021

Are you considering studying veterinary science at UQ?

UQ veterinary science students and sheep
Study veterinary science at the University of Queensland

Meet Tim, a Bachelor of Veterinary Science student at the University of Queensland.

He’s currently in the shortest degree path to becoming a veterinarian. Did you know you can enter this degree straight from high school? It 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. For students entering directly from high school, this courser provides the fastest way to becoming a fully qualified veterinary doctor in just five years.

What many students don’t know is that there are many fields of practice for veterinary medicine, not just small-animal practice or farm animals. You can also specialize in animal welfare, emergency and critical care, internal medicine, radiology, lab medicine… the list goes on!

And Tim’s favourite aspect of the program? The animal handling, of course. Tim also noted that going into the program he “thought he knew a lot,” and was pleasantly surprised to discover there was so much more for him to learn and master as a future veterinarian.

Watch his video to learn more about studying vet science at UQ and life at the Gatton campus:

UQ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Program title: Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Program duration: 5 years
Application deadline: UQ Veterinary School has a general application deadline of November 29 each year; however, you are encouraged to apply well in advance of the deadline. The earlier you apply, the better!

Start your application to UQ’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science program!


Do you have questions about UQ Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Admissions Officer at vet@oztrekk.com for more info!

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