Animal & Veterinary Science

Turn your passion for animals into a career.

Dr Alisha Richardson, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate

"The thing that inspired me to work with South African wildlife was the elective course in my final year - I just loved the work and wanted to do something conservation based."

Dr Alisha Richardson, Veterinary program graduate

World-class expertise in global fauna
Study animal and veterinary sciences at the University of Adelaide and you will learn with a team of internationally renowned academics who collectively bring a wealth of research knowledge and teaching capability. You will gain practical skills in the field and in our purpose-built veterinary teaching and research clinic.

Hands-on experience
The knowledge imparted in animal and veterinary science degrees span a remarkable range of subjects - from the molecular genetics of livestock to equine reproduction. You will be introduced to cutting-edge ideas and learn how to think critically. You will develop the hands-on skills needed to put their knowledge to work across a wide range of animal-based disciplines.

Career flexibility
In-depth knowledge in animal and veterinary sciences is central to industries such as food production, conservation, and agriculture - one of Australia's fastest growing sectors. As a graduate, you will also be well equipped to explore emerging disciplines that tackle global issues, such as biosecurity, sustainable production systems and diseases that affect endangered species.

Roseworthy campus
Roseworthy campus is an internationally recognised centre for excellence in dryland agriculture, natural resource management and animal production. Set on over 1,500 hectares of land for practical training, it's home to South Australia's only veterinary school and a $37 million vet clinic, which will catalyse your clinical experience while studying.

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Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)

With our Bachelor of Science (Animal Science), you can choose from a broad range of animal science courses that cover livestock, horses, wildlife, companion animals and laboratory animals.

You’ll gain highly practical skills, and will have the opportunity for overseas study tours and industry work placements. Our animal science degree has a high satisfaction ranking by students.

Most of this degree is based at our Roseworthy campus, home to our $37 million purpose-built veterinary teaching and research facilities.

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Our veterinary program

Our six-year veterinary program consists of the Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. You'll experience:

  • The smallest veterinary program class size in Australia.
  • Access to our $37 million veterinary teaching and research facilities.
  • Hands-on practice in real clinical and industry settings including farms, intensive production facilities and veterinary practices both in Australia and overseas.

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Study and career options

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