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 


Why study animal and veterinary sciences?

  • Why choose the University of Adelaide?

    Animal and vet clinic teaching

    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.
  • Virtual tour - Roseworthy campus

    Roseworthy campus is a vibrant hub of undergraduate teaching, postgraduate training and clinical veterinary services north of Adelaide.

    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.

  • Hear from 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

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Calling all new students planning on joining us in 2022.


*49th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for Veterinary Science, 2020

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