Bachelor of Veterinary Science

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


in Australia for overall educational experience* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area


in Australia for full-time employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area


in Australia for skills development and student support* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area



  • Townsville: February



+estimated annual tuition fee

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


5 years full-time

Entry Requirements

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

Recommended Knowledge

Biology (Units 3/4,C)



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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    International Student - Solomon Islands

    Joyce-Elisabeth Anita

    Bachelor of Veterinary Science

    With the amount of hands-on training that I have undertaken on campus and in the rural regions, I feel confident and prepared for my future career. I believe that this degree is helping me develop skills that are vital to my career development and success.

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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.