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About Veterinary Science

Top marks

Experience a world-class education. JCU Veterinary Science was independently awarded five stars for full-time employment and student experience^. With exceptional learner engagement, student support and skills development*, JCU produces students who graduate at the top of their class.

Experiential learning

Go beyond the classroom. Learn in animal clinics and veterinary centres. JCU students gain unique insight and skills – because experience has no substitute.

Network with industry

Forge relationships with industry partners and build strong employability skills. JCU Veterinary Science graduates are ready today for tomorrow, having established comprehensive professional networks.

Access expertise

Join supportive learning environments with access to JCU’s leading lecturers. Develop your skills with experts in companion animals and livestock.


The specific objective of the Veterinary Science degree program at JCU is to produce Veterinary Science graduates who are competent to function as generalist veterinarians, with an appropriate foundation to practice safely and effectively in any branch of veterinary science.

The greatest strength of our programme is its people, both staff and students. We are indeed fortunate to have dedicated, talented, and enthusiastic staff teaching bright, motivated students in the Veterinary Science program.

Our location is undoubtedly also one of our strengths. Firstly our students undertake the majority of their training in regional and rural locations, and this means our graduates are comfortable and contented working in remote and exotic locations. Secondly, we are located in a prosperous, rapidly developing region with an extensive and diverse range of animal production and aquacultural enterprises, and a substantial companion animal population. Thirdly, our tropical location provides us with a unique range of opportunities for research, clinical teaching, collaboration and extension, as well as offering our students an insight into issues of particular relevance to the tropical regions of the world.

Our graduates are internationally recognised and sought after.