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Extra Mural Studies
Throughout the 6 years of the Veterinary Science program at The University of Adelaide, students are required to complete a total of 35 weeks of Extramural Studies. This is composed of two parts - Animal Husbandry EMS and DVM EMS.
- Within the B Science (Pre-Veterinary) program, students will complete 12 weeks of Animal Husbandry Extra Mural Studies (AHEMS).
- In AHEMS, students will gain animal handling and management experience over a broad range of animal husbandry enterprises, including sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, alpacas, intensive production animals (poultry, pigs, aquaculture) small/companion animals, laboratory animals, native and exotic animals.
- Within the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, students will complete 23 weeks of Extra Mural Studies (DVM EMS). This will involve the opportunity to gain experience in a wide range of settings e.g. public health, research, government, private practice.
For more information please contact the Extra Mural Studies Coordinator:
EMS Administration Officer:
Students are responsible for ensuring they have completed all requirements for AHEMS and EMS.
Placement completions and credit for previous experience will be recorded by the EMS Coordinator. Verification of time completed can be made by request to the EMS Coordinator or EMS Administration Officer.
Students are covered for public liability, personal accident and travel (with conditions) providing the relevant forms have been submitted to the EMS administration officer prior to commencing work experience.
Student payment at placement
Under the student placement agreement, students are not allowed to receive payment for their work while on placement.
Working with animals places veterinarians and veterinary students at a higher risk of contracting some types of infectious diseases (zoonoses) than the rest of the population. Students need to have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and are advised to obtain appropriate vaccination against other organisms e.g.(Q-Fever) after considering the risk of contracting a disease and seeking medical advice if appropriate.