Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Turn your passion for animals into a rewarding career working with them, whether production animals, wildlife, pets or marine life.

  • Premium quality, personal attention

    Our animal and veterinary sciences degrees are among the world's best, as indicated by our Veterinary Sciences and Marine Sciences programs' global rankings—top-70 and top-100 respectively^.

    You’ll join a tight-knit community of high-calibre students in the School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences—the only one of its kind in South Australia. Our educators use real-world experience and practical training in their teaching, with many currently practicing in the veterinary industry.

  • Learn in stunning, multimillion-dollar facilities

    Our animal and veterinary sciences degrees place a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on experience.

    Naturally, this includes time spent honing skills externally in real-world industry settings—including on farms, in intensive production facilities, and out in the field. But the exceptional quality of our own facilities ensures you'll also have continual opportunities to master your craft on campus. These state-of-the-art facilities include our:

    • $37M Veterinary Health Centre,―which services small animals, horses, farm animals and herds
    • fully functional livestock farm―with cattle, sheep, horses, alpacas, pigs and chickens
    • 1600 hectare commercial farm
    • $12M Equine Health Centre.
  • Career prospects

    Employment growth ranges from moderate to very strong for professionals working with animals, including veterinarians and veterinary technologists, animal behaviourists, marine biologists and wildlife conservation biologists*.

Make History in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Ever thought about turning your love for animals into a career? Hear from our current students about what its like to study Animal and Veterinary Sciences with us at our Roseworthy campus.

  • 19% industry growth predicted by 2026*
  • Ranked in top 51-70 globally in Veterinary Sciences^
  • Rated five stars for student support

*Australian Government, Labour Market Insights, 2023.
^QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2023.
Good Universities Guide, 2022-23 (Postgraduate Veterinary Science).

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I loved the practical work we did alongside experts in the field and opportunities to help with research. I use knowledge I gained from my degree regularly in my career as a zookeeper.