Bachelor of Veterinary Technology University of Queensland - UQ

3.0 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology will teach you to apply a range of skills to support animal health through handling and care, welfare and behaviour, veterinary surgical and medical nursing techniques, and veterinary practice management.

Select from a wide range of elective courses to focus your skills or to pursue an area of interest. You will also complete at least 80 hours of practical sessions in your first and second years, as well as extramural studies of 30 days.

Build a base in biological science as you study the mechanisms of animal disease and diagnostic techniques, clinical aspects of small and large animal health, applied and clinical nutrition, veterinary pharmacology and animal therapeutics.

Undertake clinical rotations and industry placement in locations such as vet clinics, vet hospitals, wildlife parks, government agencies, welfare organisations, animal breeding enterprises, research facilities, and pharmaceutical companies.

Support staff in veterinary practices (providing general, specialist, emergency and critical care), including veterinary practice management
Animal behaviour and...

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Additional Information
In your third year, you will gain valuable hands-on experience by completing a six-week industry placement in any approved veterinary-related field.


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Student Reviews

April 2018
Year completed 2018

Positives: personally I can’t think of any positive aspects from when I studied this course even though I had dreams of becoming a vet and absolutely love animals. I guess that you were surrounded by people who also loved animals just as much as you

Negatives: It was too generalised, too much content covered that was in a ...

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April 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: Hands on learning, with thorough help from supervisors throughout practicals and lectures

Negatives: Large study load in later years

My advice to future students is: Think about what you want to leave with, and where your degree will take you

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