The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences provides world-class, hands-on education and training to future animal and veterinary scientists. We’re home to South Australia's only veterinary school and veterinary teaching hospital.

We offer degrees in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, animal science and animal behaviour. Learn with internationally renowned academics who are at the forefront of research across diverse fields of animal and veterinary sciences.

Study with us

Turn your passion for animals into a career. Study animal and veterinary science.

Start your career in science

Our research

We find solutions to the key issues facing the animal and veterinary industries.


Partner with us

Join our network of collaborating partners that support our research and education programs.

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COVID-19 Detector Dog Program

A dog’s nose is the new technology identifying COVID-19 in humans. We're leading Australian research and trials into detector dogs to identify and prevent the spread of the virus.


Animal and veterinary science info sessions

Get up to date with the latest information and intimate details about our programs and the career opportunities in this exciting field.

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Latest news

Lab report: COVID detector dogs start trials at Adelaide Airport

Six dogs have commenced research trials at Adelaide Airport to determine the feasibility of deploying dogs to detect COVID-19.

COVID testing: Use a Labrador instead of a laboratory

Dogs are being trained to detect COVID-19. And it turns out they’re pretty good at it.

Going viral: What happens in a virology lab?

Virology labs help us learn all about viruses – but what goes on behind the pressurised doors?



STEM Careers Night – University of Adelaide

Online event: Connect the dots between our innovative degrees and your dream career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics!

Honours in Science Information Session

Learn about the discipline-based research or a broader professional skills pathway you can complete under the mentorship of the University of Adelaide's top scientists.

Welcome to Sciences: Open campus experience

About to start a science degree? Join us at North Terrace campus to discover where you will be studying in 2021 and what it's like to be a science student.