Agriculture, Animal and Vet Science Degrees in Australia


    Agricultural Study Specialization Areas

    Veterinary Science Programs

    University of Queensland: Bachelor of Veterinary Science


    As a major agriculture producer and exporter, Australia is the place to study anything related to agricultural science.  The monsoonal summer conditions in Northern Australia, and drier summers in the South make the varied landscapes a prime location for the production of tropical fruits and sugar, grazing of beef cattle, and cereal farming.  

    Every few years, rainfall patterns and drought conditions correlate with temperature changes in the Pacific Ocean, causing the El Nino effect on the land.

    This El Nino goverened climate has had a significant impact on the society.

    Veterinary Science

    In Australia, veterinary science qualifications are completed at the undergraduate level and programs are open to graduating secondary school students and university students seeking veterinary school. The programs are usually five years in length.

    While Veterinary Science programs are offered at several different universities in Australia, there are three universities that are accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). These programs will allow for the easiest transfer back to North America to practice as a veterinarian in either country.


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    Agriculture, Animal and Vet Science Degrees Optioins in New Zealand 



    Agribusiness Rural Management
    Agricultural Science Soil Management and Conservation
    Agronomy and Crop Science Veterinary School
    Food Science and Technology Veterinary Science (non-Vet School)
    Oenology (Winemaking)  
    Each university has a different application process and intake options (based on previous undergraduate studies).  Search for your area of interest using our degree finder for a list of program options.



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    Murdoch University

    Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Biology + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

    AVMA/ CVMA 5 years Application rounds close each year on: March 31, June 30, September 30, November 30 February
    University of Queensland Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) AVMA/ CVMA 5 years November 30 (ISA recommends to apply by November 1) February

    University of Sydney

    Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Grad-Entry) or Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Undergraduate Entry) AVMA/ CVMA 4 years or 6 years

    DVM: December 5 BVM/DVM: no closing date but it may close on January 31

    (ISA recommends to apply by November 1)

    James Cook University Bachelor of Veterinary Science Australian Parliament 5 years September 30 February

     Click here for veterinary science programs in New Zealand.

    University of Queensland: Bachelor of Veterinary Science

    Program Features

    The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours), offered at the UQ Gatton Campus, is one of the most sought after programs in Australia, attracting the very best students and producing veterinarians that are in high demand both in Australia and around the world.

    You will gain clinical skills in one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospitals comprising of a small animal and equine hospital, 24-hour small animal emergency and critical care service.

    Throughout the five-year program, you will undertake a large component of practical work and be expected to work on farms, veterinary clinics and other animal health businesses during vacations.


    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    • Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
    • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK)

    As a graduate of an AVMA accredited school, students are eligible to sit the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE).

    With the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK) accreditation, graduates can apply to practice in Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Hong Kong and most of south-east Asia.

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