Veterinary Science

About JCU Veterinary Science

JCU Veterinary Science is a leader in animal science and veterinary practice, ranked #1 in Australia for skills development, learner engagement and full-time employment*. 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

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Be equipped with the skills to diagnose, treat and prevent disease in a wide range of companion, production, aquatic and native animals. Gain in-depth foundational knowledge throughout your degree and explore opportunities to specialise within the field.

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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