Taught course

Veterinary Medicine

University of Melbourne

Entry requirements

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine is a graduate degree, meaning that students must complete a suitable science-based Bachelors degree before they can study this course.

Months of entry


Course content

The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) is based on the latest global thinking in veterinary science practice, teaching and learning.

The University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree gives you the experience and flexibility to succeed in your choice of veterinary career: as a small or large animal veterinarian, an animal welfare supervisor in the agricultural industries, an equine health professional, a government veterinarian monitoring wildlife health or a zoo veterinarian.

After developing a strong core of veterinary science knowledge, you will be able to follow your own area of interest and gain a wealth of professional experience via our Tracks program. You can take clinical or research placements anywhere in Australia or overseas, and even prepare yourself for leadership or industry roles with a concurrent diploma.

You will benefit from the experience and research expertise of our world-class academics, and an innovative, evidence-based curriculum. Training throughout the degree will help you to develop strong communication and teamwork skills, and a final lecture-free year of clinical experience supports our students to become confident, professional, resilient and compassionate veterinarians.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DVetMed
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University of Melbourne
+61 3 9035 5511