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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Degree Type Masters Extended

Duration 3 years full-time

SATAC Code 3CD001

CRICOS 086311G

This is a three year , 72 unit postgraduate (master's by coursework, extended) degree in clinical veterinary science that aims to complete the veterinary training and allow registration of the graduate as a veterinarian.  

Most students will enter this program after completion of the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) program at the University of Adelaide.  However, students with a recognised pre-veterinary or veterinary degree may also be eligible for entry.

It should be noted that you can not study this program part-time.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 3CD001
    Mid-year entry Subject to availability
    Intake February
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry only

    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants must submit to the University a self-assessment checklist on skills learnt in extra-mural studies. Please download and complete the Self Assessment Checklist.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CD001

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 086311G
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 7 Reading 7 Listening 7 Speaking 7 Writing 7
    TOEFL Overall 94 Reading 24 Listening 24 Speaking 23 Writing 27
    Pearsons Overall 65 Reading 65 Listening 65 Speaking 65 Writing 65
    Cambridge Overall 185 Reading 185 Listening 185 Speaking 185 Writing 185
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications A completed Bachelor Degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent. Applications for 2017 must be submitted by 30 September 2016
    Additional Entry Requirements
    Applicants must submit to the University a self-assessment checklist on skills learnt in extra-mural studies. Please download and complete the Self Assessment Checklist

    How to Apply
    Applications for 2018 must be submitted by 30 September 2017.
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $59,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program aims to allow registration as a veterinarian in Australasia.

    Graduates may also advance to research training via the Master of Philosophy and/or PhD route or to clinical specialty training via the residency and specialty examination route.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Professional Accreditation

    To practice as a veterinarian in Australia, it is necessary to have completed a professional accredited veterinary program.

    The Veterinary program at the University of Adelaide has been granted accreditation by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), the Veterinary Surgeons' Board of Hong Kong, and the Royal College of Veterinarian Surgeons (UK).

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    The first two years of the program aim to develop the scientific and technical skills needed to become a veterinarian and include a theme of professional development.

    In your final year, you'll complete a structured internship program in where you'll learn the latest practical veterinary skills.

    There is also a requirement for a further 23 weeks of extramural practical work during the program that must be completed.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Level I

    All candidates shall complete the following core courses:

    Semester I

    Semester II

    Level II

    All candidates shall complete the following core courses:

    Semester I

    Semester II

    Level III

    All candidates shall complete the following core courses:

    Core Rotations

    Extra-mural studies

    Students must complete Doctor of Veterinary Medicine extra mural studies (EMS) to the value of 23 weeks.    This is broken into four components:


    a. 6 weeks of preparatory extra-mural studies (EMS-1)
    b. 4 weeks of level II EMS (EMS-2)
    c. 12 weeks of level III EMS (EMS-3) which cannot begin until DVM level II courses are successfully completed
    d. 1 week of after-hours roster in the University of Adelaide Veterinary Health Centre (EMS-VHC).  This can begin after the successful completion of DVM I and must be finalised by the end of semester 2 in DVM II.    EMS can begin after the successful completion of VET SC 7001RW DVM Professional Skills.  In order to be eligible for early conferral and registration as a Veterinarian in January of the year following completion of studies, students must ensure that their EMS have been finalised by early December in their final year of study.

    Before beginning a period of extra mural studies, students are required to ensure that the placement will be acceptable by consulting the Extra Mural Coordinator and/or DVM Program Management Committee, and the placement attendance has approval of the Head of School.

    Upon completion of each period of extra mural studies, students are required to complete and submit all placement associated documentation and tasks to a satisfactory standard, including certification of attendance by the placement supervisor for approval by the Extra Mural Coordinator or DVM Program Management Committee.

     




    Assessment

    Varies with individual courses and includes a combination of verbal presentations, written assignments, individual or group projects and exams.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017