JCU Veterinary and Animal Science is a leader in animal science and veterinary practice. Develop specialist skills through hands-on learning in state-of-the-art facilities and unique placements. Make a difference with a JCU Veterinary Science degree.
Experience a world-class education. JCU Veterinary Science is rated number one in Australia for overall student experience, skills development, student support and graduate employment outcomes.*
*Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area
Join supportive learning environments with access to JCU’s leading lecturers. Develop your skills with experts in companion animals and livestock.
Go beyond the classroom
Learn in animal clinics and veterinary centres. JCU students gain extensive, hands-on experience to become well-rounded and highly skilled professionals.
Ready today for tomorrow
Meet tomorrow's demands in sustainable animal farming and increased expectations for animal health and welfare. JCU Veterinary Science graduates are prepared to work with animals, and the people who care for them, in many diverse settings.
Explore your study options in Veterinary and Animal Science
Gain a one-year university qualification while opening up your pathway into many JCU Bachelor degrees. The Diploma of Higher Education is recognised as a stand-alone qualification designed for students who don’t meet the entry requirements of a Bachelor degree.
Tropical animal science has become an area of global importance as world trade continues to expand. The challenge of future research is to develop better methods for improving production in all livestock species within tropical regions.
JCU Master of Philosophy graduates are internationally recognised as experts who discover valuable new knowledge in their fields. The skills you develop during your MPhil will enable you to develop yourself professionally within your existing sector, or to apply your research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to new contexts. Graduates can also continue their independent research in a Doctor of Philosophy.
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.
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.
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.