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University of Sydney (USYD)

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • Doctorate (PhD)

Study to become a registered veterinary practitioner with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
4 years full-time
Course Code
MAVETMED1000, 079224J
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$10,958 per year / $43,832 total
International Fees
$64,000 per year / $256,000 total
Financial Support

About this course

Study to become a registered veterinary practitioner with the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). This degree will turn you into a career-ready vet with the skills to work in managing animal health and disease in Australia and around the world.

This four-year graduate entry course is open to applicants with a completed Bachelor's degree who want to study to become registered veterinary practitioners.

The University of Sydney is the nation’s premier place to receive training in veterinary science. We ranked first in Australia and 9th in the world for veterinary science in the 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject and have been given a maximum score of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) federal government scheme for the veterinary sciences field of research. And, our courses are internationally accredited, so you can work as a vet around the world.

In the DVM, teaching is research-driven to ensure you will learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary science research, animal behaviour and welfare science and veterinary public health. You will benefit from a fully integrated learning curriculum with clinical exposure, clinical skills training and animal handling commencing in the first semester and throughout the course.

Your studies will take place in the One Health framework, ensuring you understand the linkages between veterinary health, human medicine and the environment at local, national and global levels. The program culminates in a capstone experience year where you will get hands-on experience as an intern in veterinary clinics of all varieties and in a wide range of locations, including rotations in the University teaching hospitals at Sydney and Camden.

You should be aware that the DVM has semester dates that are different to the standard University calendar. If your application is successful, you must be prepared to start classes during mid-February.

Entry requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification

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Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Veterinary Science courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
Overall satisfaction
Skill scale
Teaching scale
Employed full-time