Why is the University of Melbourne the #1 veterinary school in Australia?

14 April 2022

If you’re considering studying veterinary medicine, this in-depth webinar about the #1 veterinary school in Australia* just might convince you to take the plunge!

melbourne dvm student and oztrekk ambassador hannah hiking with dog
Meet OzTREKK Ambassador Hannah P!

Is the University of Melbourne DVM the best fit for you?

You might want to check out this webinar. Hosted by the Student Recruitment Officer for Veterinary Science Jonty Hall, current Associate Professor and acting Director of the DVM Jennifer Carter, and three DVM students, this webinar is everything you wanted to know (and more!) about studying veterinary medicine in Melbourne.

(5:46) So, what’s the Melbourne DVM all about? Jennifer, coming from Pennsylvania, knows what moving to Australia is all about! While Melbourne is the oldest veterinary university in Australia, the facilities for the DVM program are far from outdated! Melbourne boasts brand new, state-of-the art facilities completed in 2019. As a fully AVMA-accredited veterinary degree, studying in Australia and practicing back in North American is easy. Get world class experience from the #1 veterinary program in Australia.

(13:20) If you’re interested in what exactly your 4 years at the Melbourne DVM will look like, Jennifer breaks down the curriculum year by year. When will you be doing clinicals? What is the Tracks program? (17:05) What happens after the DVM and what are my career options? (17:56) What does it take to get in?

After learning the ins and outs of the DVM program, hear from current students! Having a real-life perspective from students currently living in Melbourne is such a valuable resource for prospective students.

(22:59) Aliisa, a fourth-year vet student from Ontario, studied at the animal biology at University of Guelph. Currently doing her rotation with mixed animals, she just completed her equine and production placements across the state of Victoria. Learn all about her work experience with horses, how she knew she wanted to be a vet, and her best advice for prospective students. If you’re thinking of staying in Australia to pursue a surgical residency, find out how Melbourne has shaped her career in veterinary medicine and her life outside of vet school!

(30:22) Hear from OzTREKK Student Ambassador Hannah Popoff, and why she chose the University of Melbourne. Her experience with horses and birds growing up in Calgary led to her passion for veterinary medicine. Having started the program during COVID, Hannah completed her first two years of the DVM online in Canada, and is so happy to be in Melbourne getting started on her clinical placements! An avid hiker and outdoorsy person, Hannah also chats about the best things about living in Melbourne and what life can bring in Australia.

(35:49) As a fourth-year DVM student, Australian Naima gives a different perspective. Naima is currently working on developing a best care practice manual for the housing of amphibians. Learn more about her past placements, her passion for veterinary medicine and wildlife conservation, and where she hopes the Melbourne DVM takes her career.

(43:45) After hearing all the amazing student journeys and about the DVM curriculum, you might want to get a glimpse into the incredible facilities! Take a virtual tour of the world-class equipment and vet labs, and learn how you will use these spaces as a DVM student.

Watch the recording of this veterinary presentation!

Melbourne DVM Fast Facts

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: You’re encouraged to submit your application as early as possible.

Start your application to Melbourne Veterinary School!

Want to know more about how to get started? Visit our How to Apply Page or start your application now!

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Veterinary Science and THE (Times Higher Education) rankings 2022.