Become a Partner in Veterinary Education

We are committed to developing strong relationships with the veterinary profession, government organisations, farms and industry to ensure we produce outstanding veterinarians.

The Placement Programs we offer for our students have been designed to expose students to veterinary, abattoir, government, farm and industry life. Students will achieve learning outcomes by working with veterinary nurses, technical support staff, veterinarians, farm hands and managers, members of government, and industry representatives.

The objectives of student placements are to learn and build on basic skills in a professional environment. The aim is to better prepare students to work with veterinarians, stakeholders and various members of staff after graduation.

We have 4 overarching Placement Programs:

Industry Placements

As professional veterinarians, our students need to develop an understanding of the diverse needs and operating methods of the farming community. Extramural practical work offers the opportunity to live and work with people who have a great practical skill base and knowledge of their industry from which students can learn.

Preparatory Clinical Placements Program
Prior to the final year student internship program, the PCPP been designed to expose students to the veterinary profession. Students will achieve learning outcomes by working with the nurses and technical support staff at the practice rather than the veterinary staff. The aim is to better prepare students to work with veterinary staff in their final year placements.

Veterinary Student Abattoir Program
As a compulsory requirement of the degree, veterinary students are required to participate in abattoir placements.

Veterinary Intern Program
During final year, each intern will complete a program of extramural rotations and intramural rotations. Extramural rotations are a crucial part of professional education, extending learning beyond the University. Extramural rotations include working with partners in public and private practice.

Relationships with the profession, government and industry are a privilege and vital for continuous improvement of veterinary education.

Become a Partner in Veterinary Education

To find out how you can become a Partner in Veterinary Education, please contact:

Dr Peter Higgins
Sub Dean - Placements
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