Animal & Veterinary Science

Turn your passion for animals into a career. Study at a university in the world's top 50 for veterinary science.*

As a future scientist in this area you could be called upon to tackle issues like sustainable livestock production and biosecurity; address problems in animal welfare and management; and maximise our beloved pets' health and lifespans.

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Apply now for mid-year entry

Start now: The next intake for our animal behaviour program is July 29, 2019

Study the Bachelor of Science [Animal Behaviour]

Love interacting with animals? Fascinated by pets and their personalities?

Study Animal Behaviour

Why study animal and veterinary science?

Why should you choose the University of Adelaide?

World-class expertise

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 learning

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 is home to South Australia's only veterinary school and a $37 million vet clinic, which will catalyse your clinical experience while studying.

Information sessions - Animal & veterinary science

2019 information sessions and tours at Roseworthy and Adelaide CBD


Vet study tour - For international students

We invite international secondary school students to explore the diversity of veterinary medicine and animal science with our week-long South Australian study tour.

Vet Study Tour Details


Meet our graduates

Study animal science and set up your career. Meet graduate Jessica Spencer
"My degree gave me theoretical and practical skills in a multitude of animal species that I wouldn't have gotten anywhere else, and I use those skills on a day-to-day basis in my job."Jessica Spencer - Days Eggs | Graduate of the BSc (Animal Science)



Study and career options

Study animal behaviour

Love interacting with animals? Fascinated by pets and their personalities?

Study Animal Behaviour

Study animal science

Improve the health and welfare of animals, from breeding to feeding and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.

Study animal science

Study our veterinary program

Dedicate your career to the wellbeing of animals. Become a vet, scientist, surgeon, carer and lifelong learner.

How to apply - Veterinary Program

Future Scientist: Animal

Careers: Where will animal science take you?

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*43rd in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for veterinary science, 2019

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