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About JCU Vet

Study Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Veterinary Science at James Cook University

As the teaching hospital for the James Cook University School of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, we provide clinical training for final year veterinary students who you may see working under the supervision of our qualified clinicians.

James Cook University’s Bachelor of Veterinary Science degree course is a 5-year undergraduate course and is primarily for school leavers (i.e. applicants who have completed year 12 or equivalent in the last two years). A limited number of places may be available for non-school leavers.

Facilities on the Townsville campus include teaching laboratories, a range of livestock paddocks and yards, small animal pens and access to JCU’s own cattle station at nearby Charters Towers, Fletcherview.

Students gain the skills to diagnose, treat and prevent diseases in pets, livestock, aquatic species and native fauna. In their final year, students undergo clinical placements in a range of settings across northern Queensland at JCU facilities in Townsville and the Atherton Tablelands, as well as local veterinary clinics, practices and in government agencies.

This program aims to produce graduates of the highest academic standards, who can progress to veterinary practice and to further studies in veterinary specialties. Graduates will be uniquely qualified in the fields of rural/remote and tropical veterinary practice.

For more information about prerequisites and applications, please click here.