About JCU Veterinary Science
JCU Veterinary Science is a leader in animal science and veterinary practice, ranked #1 in Australia for skills development, student support and teaching quality*. As a graduate, you’ll be equipped to tackle the challenges of a career in veterinary science. Study the fundamentals of animal health before examining the transition from health to disease, and developing your professional and clinical practice.
JCU Veterinary students receive a world-class education, with hands-on learning from skilled lecturers. You will have the opportunity to gain practical skills within JCU Vet, the university’s own veterinary practice and teaching hospital. Drawing on JCU’s strong industry connections, you will also participate in unique placements and work experience, including working at Fletcherview Research Station, JCU’s own cattle station east of Townsville. Become a vet who makes a difference with a JCU Veterinary degree.
*2023 Good Universities Guide, UG Veterinary Science
Begin your studies with a firm understanding of cell biology, chemistry, biochemistry, plants and animals. Extend your learning through examining integrated animal structure and put your skills to the test in a range of clinical work-experience placements. As a veterinary science graduate, you can work as a veterinarian in veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals, agriculture, biosecurity, quarantine, public health, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries. Graduates can also pursue research in clinical care, animal science, pharmacology and biomedicine.
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Gain a solid foundation for university study as you build academic skills, confidence and knowledge. Take classes relevant to your study goals and get a taste of university life in this qualification designed to help you meet the entry requirements of your desired degree. Enter university prepared for success after this one-year course.Download Brochure
- Townsville: February, July
- Cairns: February, July
- Online: February, July
Build the skills to support animal health and welfare, communicate solutions to complex problems, and implement and monitor treatment and management plans. Benefit from extensive practical experience at JCU’s on-campus Veterinary and Emergency Centre and Hospital, as well as Fletcherview Station, a local working cattle station west of Townsville. With a strong focus on rural and remote contexts, you’ll be equipped to take your degree anywhere.Download Brochure
- Townsville: February
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 extend 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.Download Brochure
Develop high level independent research skills while making an original contribution of knowledge.Download Brochure