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Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Make a difference to animal health and welfare with JCU’s emphasis on rural and tropical practice.


in Queensland for overall educational experience* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area


in Australia for full-time employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area


in Australia for skills development and learner engagement* *Good Universities Guide 2022, UG study area



  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

English, Mathematical Methods, Chemistry (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

Biology (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 317051

Course detail

Real stories

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    Zoe Walker

    Bachelor of Veterinary Science

    I think what really makes this degree special is the staff. They are so incredibly passionate about helping you to become a good vet and they really go above and beyond for you. I also had the opportunity to be a student volunteer at the Equine Veterinarians Australia conference, which was a great experience.

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    Aaron Lau

    Bachelor of Veterinary Science

    The best part of the degree has definitely been all the places it has taken me. The rural focus really pushed me to explore parts of the country that I never would have otherwise travelled to. This degree has given me an appreciation of the myriad possibilities there are for vet work in this country.

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    Dr Brooke Schampers

    Bachelor of Veterinary Science

    My time at JCU shaped my future as a veterinarian. For me, the biggest aspect was learning basic surgery skills from second year. It meant that I was more prepared and confident for clinical placements. This interactive, hands-on learning is one of the unique training aspects which makes JCU graduates stand out.

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    John Cavalieri

    Associate Professor

    JCU’s unique location means that students gain experience with issues and animals that are relevant to working in rural, remote, and tropical regions. This, combined with our practical, hands-on approach to learning, means that our students are ready for the real world the day they graduate.

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    Dr Graham Lauridsen

    Director - Tropical Vet Services

    We try first and foremost to recruit JCU graduates as they are well trained and have the practical skills necessary to work in the field. They make a great fit for our team because they are familiar with the North Queensland way of life.