Why you should consider Australian vet schools

26 July 2023

Have you ever considered Australian veterinary schools?

You’ve been dreaming of being a vet since you were little and Australia might just be the best way for you to make it happen!

veterinarian with kitten

But why should Canadians consider studying veterinary medicine in Australia? In this video, OzTREKK Territory Manager Sarah gives you the highlights of why Australia is a great choice for your vet school:

  • Limited seats in Canadian vet programs
  • Australia’s prestigious global reputation
  • AVMA-accredited vet schools
  • The ability to return to Canada to practice (you just need to write the same licensing exam that Canadian grads write)
  • Student support and hands-on learning
  • Beautiful climate, beaches, and cities

Sarah also gives you an overview of all three of our AVMA-accredited vet schools: University of Queensland, University of Melbourne, and University of Sydney. Whether you’re coming straight from high school or have already completed an undergraduate degree, you have options!

About Australian Veterinary Programs

The veterinary programs featured here hold full American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation This means that graduates are considered in the same category as graduates from North American veterinary schools when undertaking licensing examinations in North America. Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) along with graduates from AVMA-accredited veterinary colleges in the United States and Canada.

OzTREKK represents three Australian universities with professional veterinary degrees. Please note, the earlier you apply the better!

University of Queensland Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Semester intake: February
Duration: 5 years

University of Melbourne Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Duration: 4 years

University of Sydney Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years

University of Sydney Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (BVB/DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 6 years

Start your application to Australian veterinary schools!


If you have any questions about applying to Australian vet schools, please let us know. We’re here to help! Contact us at vet@oztrekk.com or call us toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.