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.

Degrees & Careers 

Study veterinary technology

NEW: Prepare for high-level animal-care roles including small animals, anaesthesia, imaging, equine, farming and practice management.

Study Veterinary Technology

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

Study and career options


Why study animal and veterinary science?

Why should you choose the University of Adelaide?

Animal and veterinary science teaching and research is world-class

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 animal and veterinary science

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.

Animal vet nurse cat clinic

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 aerial photo

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.


Graduate stories

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)


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

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