The University of Adelaide

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

This is a three year, 72 unit postgraduate (master's by coursework, extended) degree in clinical veterinary science that aims to complete the veterinary training and allow registration of the graduate as a veterinarian. Most students will enter this program after completion of the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) program at the University of Adelaide. However, students with a recognised pre-veterinary or veterinary degree may also be eligible for entry. Students cannot study this program part-time.


The first two years of the program aim to develop the scientific and technical skills needed to become a veterinarian and include a theme of professional development. The final year is made up of a total of six three-week clinical rotations to consolidate scientific knowledge and technical skills prior to entering practice. There is also a requirement for a further 23 weeks of extramural practical work during the program that must be completed.


  • Veterinary medicine

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) or equivalent


To practice as a veterinarian in Australia, it is necessary to have completed a professional accredited veterinary program. The Veterinary program at the University of Adelaide has been granted accreditation by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC), the Veterinary Surgeons' Board of Hong Kong, and the Royal College of Veterinarian Surgeons (UK).

Study pathways

Graduates may choose to advance to research training via the Master of Science and/or PhD route or to clinical specialty training via the residency and specialty examination route.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Roseworthy International: $195,000 No

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