Course Description

Have you always wanted to be a vet? As the only Veterinary Science course in WA, this highly-accredited course will give you the skills, experience and qualifications you need to solve the existing and emerging problems of our companion animals, livestock and wildlife.
A science-based approach and hands-on experience will prepare you for the highest standard of work in the veterinary industry. Class sizes are kept small so that you can make the most of the knowledge and practical training provided by some of the best Veterinary teaching staff in Australia and beyond. 
You’ll learn real-world skills in general practice and emergency areas in state-of-the-art facilities including veterinary teaching hospitals, clinics and working farm, all located at the Murdoch University South Street campus. As part of your degree, you could complete placements with the RSPCA, Perth Zoo and a wide range of farms and veterinary practices.
To become a qualified vet, you’ll need to complete a three-year Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Biology) which progresses into an integrated DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine).  You could complete your full qualification over 12 semesters, or 5 calendar years.
When you graduate, you will be qualified to register immediately and practise as a vet in Australia and other countries including New Zealand, UK, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia and North America.
This Veterinary Science major has been accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. This means that to be eligible to sit USA veterinary licensing examinations, you would be considered in the same category as North American graduates.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

Murdoch Admission Information - Veterinary Science
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Graduate Rating

Graduates of Veterinary Science undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 56.2% (national average 61.3%)
Improved skills: 83.6% (national average 83.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.6% (national average 82.8%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Veterinary Science undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 90.8% (national average 84.9%)
Studying full time: 6.0% (national average 28.2%)
Median full time salary: $52,000 (national average $50,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.