The Sydney Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Our mission: The University of Sydney DVM aims to produce career ready graduates with excellent fundamental knowledge and skills in managing animal health and disease; and in protecting and advancing animal, human and environmental health and welfare locally and globally.

Course overview

The Sydney DVM is an exciting new graduate entry veterinary program, commencing in 2015. The DVM replaces our existing Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and is open to applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree who wish to study veterinary medicine in a postgraduate learning environment. Our program is internationally recognised and accredited so our graduates can work around the world.

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The program encourages enrolment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them achieve their goals to become veterinary medical professionals in the global community. Teaching is research-driven to ensure you will learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary science research, animal behaviour and welfare science and veterinary public health. You will benefit from a fully integrated learning curriculum with clinical exposure, clinical skills training and animal handling commencing in the first semester and throughout the course. Your studies will take place in the one health framework, ensuring you understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels. The program culminates in a capstone experience year where you will be placed as an intern in veterinary clinics of all varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the University teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.

Admission requirements

Information for graduates: Further information about graduate entry requirements.

Information for Year 12 students: Students who have not completed a Bachelor's degree should consider the combined degree pathway BVetBiol/DVM


Applications for 2018 entry open on Friday 12th May and Close on Friday 15th September 2017.