Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)
- Study Australia’s only internationally accredited undergraduate Veterinary Science program.
- Enjoy access to world-class facilities, teachers, research and knowledge at UQ's Gatton campus.
- Gain essential hands-on experience at UQ Gatton’s Small Animal Hospital and Equine Specialist Hospital.
How you'll learn
Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.
- Work placements
- Research experience
- Laboratory work
What you'll study
At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:
- Animal and Veterinary Biology
- Rural Veterinary Practice – Livestock Medicine
- Veterinary Public Health and Pathology
- Veterinary Anaesthesia, Diagnostic Imaging and Emergency and Critical Care
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
- Practice manager
- Biosecurity field officer
- Veterinary emergency specialist
- Veterinary pathologist
- Veterinary surgeon
- Risk manager
- Veterinary laboratory scientist
Next steps after graduation
You will graduate qualified to work as a general veterinary practitioner for large or small animals in Australia and overseas.
Expect to find employment in a variety of roles, including:
- practising veterinary doctor in a private or public clinic
- consultant in the pharmaceuticals, biotechnology or animal disease control industries
- educator and/or researcher with universities and governments
- government department veterinarian dealing with biosecurity and/or efficient animal production.
You can choose to further your research ambitions by enrolling in the Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or Master of Veterinary Science, the Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science or a higher degree by research program.
When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.
- Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
- General English subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Chemistry (Units 3 & 4, C)
- Mathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C); and
- one of Physics or Biology (Units 3 & 4, C).
Entry score threshold
|ATAR / Rank||IB|
These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2023. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the entry score threshold doesn't guarantee admission.
Guarantee your place at UQ: If you meet our guaranteed minimum ATAR you could secure an offer for your preferred program.
English language requirements
IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ
TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.
TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.
Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.
CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.
BE and OET are not accepted.
There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.
To complete this degree, you have to meet its inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes. Read the inherent requirements before you apply.
International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).
There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.
Entry score range
This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B Veterinary Science (Hons) for Semester 1, 2023
|Without adjustments||With adjustments|
Who you'll study with
Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2023:
|Applicant background||Number of students||Percentage of all students|
(A) Higher education study
(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study
(C) Work and life experience
|(D) Recent secondary education|
"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.
Need help meeting the entry requirements?
We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.
If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.
Additional application information
Additional application information
Fees and Scholarships
Indicative annual fee
Domestic places in the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.
Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.
HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.
The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students.
You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:
How to apply
If you’re studying Year 12 in Australia, go to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program.
If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is:
- To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.
To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.
Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.
We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.
A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.
If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.