The University of
Queensland’s (UQ) School of Veterinary Science is located near the town of
Gatton, approximately 40 miles west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The
campus has a rural atmosphere, while being no more than an hour’s drive from
major urban and tourism centers of Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Toowoomba.
its first intake of students in 1936, The UQ School of Veterinary Science has
been recognized for a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning
across the veterinary disciplines and the quality of its research. The diverse
group of academic and clinical staff in the School have made major
contributions to tropical/sub-tropical animal health and medicine to benefit
farm and companion animals, their owners and industry sectors. Following the
relocation to the UQ Gatton Campus in 2010, the School’s values remain strongly
orientated towards maintaining the strong sense of community for which the
school is renowned. With new facilities, and an ambitious recruitment program
that has attracted an excellent cohort of staff, UQ has backed the School to
outperform standards of education in Australasia, a performance reflecting UQ’s
global ranking in the top 100 university. The world-class facilities and
highly-trained staff ensure the School exceeds international accreditation
guidelines, ensuring the highest standard of veterinary training. We anticipate
a DVM program with enhanced admissions criteria will be established at UQ
within the next few years.
Upon its relocation to
the UQ Gatton Campus, the School commissioned four new buildings and, in addition
to existing facilities, now comprises the Veterinary Teaching Laboratories,
Clinical Studies Centre, Veterinary Science Building and the Veterinary
Medical Centre (Equine and Companion Animal Hospitals) complete with the latest
instrumentation for diagnostic imaging and surgical techniques. The combination
of the School of Veterinary Science, and the Queensland Animal Science
Precinct, makes the Gatton campus the most comprehensive animal research and
training center in Australia.
The curriculum of the School of Veterinary
Sciences is a 10-semester 5 year program that runs from February to November
in each year. The first year provides core foundational training in biological
sciences, with emphases on animal biology, biochemistry, cellular physiology,
anatomy and professional studies. In the second and third years, the emphasis
becomes the understanding of diseases, and their causation, diagnosis,
treatment and prevention. In the fourth year, a strong clinical focus is
provided, which is then reinforced in fifth year through 32 weeks of core and
elective clinical rotations, both in the Veterinary Medical Centre and in
off-campus practices. A strong commitment to research training in veterinary
sciences is provided through clinical research electives. The School of Veterinary
Science has outstanding teaching and research programs encompassing all aspects
of veterinary science. The School’s research strengths lie in biosecurity and
infectious diseases, genetics, medicine, nutrition, Australian wildlife, farm
animal and equine medicine, production and reproduction.
For specific information
on application for a place in the program, please refer to the Undergraduate
Prospectus of the University of Queensland Faculty of Science, which is
updated annually (http://www.science. uq.edu.au/prospectus).
school enrolls approximately 120 students annually, of which 40 seats are held
for nonresident students. Nonresident students must hold a student visa for the
duration of their studies.
PREREQUISITES FOR ADMISSION
To gain entry into the
University of Queensland program a nonresident student must have: Completed
recognized upper secondary or equivalent Year 12 studies to the required
standard as outlined in the prospectus; satisfied English language requirements
and satisfied individual program requirement which include training in English,
Math, Chemistry and either Biology or Physics. A table outlining the minimum
entry requirements for nonresident undergraduate programs for each year is
available on the University of Queensland International student page
Multiple pathways for entry into UQ programs are available for
students who do not meet the English language requirements (http://www.uq.edu.au/international-students/pathways-to-uq).
SUMMARY OF ADMISSIONS PROCEDURES
There are no specific
interviews for international applicants. UQ is moving towards introducing a
graduate-entry DVM program in the next few years. This program will have
enhanced admissions criteria.
applicants for the program at UQ can submit an application directly to the
University or through one of UQ’s authorized International Education
students or international students studying in Australia apply for entry
through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Center (http://www.qtac.edu.au).
applicants can apply to defer for one year after receiving an offer of a seat
in the program.
Is a Bachelor’s Degree Required?
Is this an International School?
Resident: For information about fees for resident students, please visit
www.uq.edu.au/ study/ to access the University’s fee tables for domestic
Non-Resident (International): For information about tuition fees please visit
http:// www.uq.edu.au/international-students/ to access the University’s fee
tables for international students. Full-time enrolment consists of 16 units per
annum or 80 units for the veterinary program.
Accepts International Students?
Nonresident applicants are eligible to
participate in Streamlined Visa Processing. It is recommended that nonresident
students applications to UQ by November 30 in the year preceding entry.
Page Updated: 05/05/14