Study at one of the world’s top universities for veterinary science
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Study at one of the world’s top universities for veterinary science

Are you interested in becoming a fully-qualified veterinarian whose degree is globally-recognised?

The University of Queensland (UQ) is ranked the best in Australia for veterinary sciences, and offers Australia’s only fully-accredited undergraduate veterinary science program.

UQ’s School of Veterinary Science International Student Mentor and International Student Recruitment Co-Coordinator, Dr Joerg Henning,  says UQ welcomes a cohort of around 24 percent international students each year in its Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) program.

“Our School has hosted international students for many years in a friendly and safe atmosphere during our 81-year-history,” he says.

“We offer a support program for international students and welcome student input and feedback.

“Modern veterinary practice must have a global perspective, and our curriculum has been designed to offer internationally-aligned content and methods of teaching, preparing students for professional roles in whichever region they choose.


“UQ and the School of Veterinary Science demonstrate their excellence in a number of ways, including being highly ranked in global tertiary education quality indicators.”

The school, led by Professor Nigel Perkins, recently welcomed its latest accolade as #1 in Australia and #24 in the world in veterinary science in the prestigious 2017 Shanghai Ranking Global Rankings.

UQ itself boasts five-star rankings for excellence in research, teaching, internationalisation, specialist criteria, employability, facilities, innovation and inclusiveness in another prestigious ranking system, the QS rankings.

Dr Henning claims  says prospective students can be confident in the high-quality programs on offer, with the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) degree globally-accredited by the three major accrediting bodies in Australia/New Zealand, United Kingdom and North America.

“UQ graduates of the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) program are able to work in the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and Australia,” he explains.

The five-year Honours program is a popular and affordable alternative to taking on an undergraduate degree, followed by a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.

He adds that around 25 percent of school’s academic staff had come from various countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Middle East, bringing with them exceptional international teaching experience and overseas training.

“UQ has the best on-site veterinary teaching facilities in the Southern Hemisphere,” Dr Henning says.

“With over $140 million invested in purpose-built teaching and research facilities at UQ’s Gatton campus, students and research staff access an integrated site for animal production, health and welfare teaching and research activities set on 1000 hectares of rural land.”

UQ is also a leader both nationally and internationally in the emerging profession of Veterinary Technology, offering a three-year Bachelor of Veterinary Technology program, which combines theory, practical instruction and hands-on experience.

A school staff member, dedicated veterinary nursing educator and clinical academic, Trish Farry, was recently honoured as the 2017 Australian Veterinary Nurse of the year.

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