Australia has a unique mix of native wildlife, diverse ecosystems and vast farmlands. It is an ideal place to get up close with many different animals and gain hands-on experience in different environments.
We care a lot about the safety and welfare of students in Australia. Whether you study in a major city or in a regional area, you will have access to dedicated student support staff. Many cities and towns also have international student centres.
Australian qualifications have high educational standards and are often recognised by international organisations. Organisations across the world need veterinary medicine specialists and animal carers, so your studies can really take you places.
Many people who study in a veterinary medicine course want to become a vet or vet nurse. But there is a much bigger list of interesting careers to consider too. For example:
Specialists are needed across the world, anywhere where there are animals. That means your career could even include opportunities to travel.
Your work will be important in improving the welfare of animals, whether they are in the wild, on farms or in people’s homes.
3 Australian universities are ranked in the world’s top 50 for Veterinary Science.
69% of Australian households have a pet, and the services of pet health and care professionals are in high demand.
Veterinarians play an important role ensuring the health and welfare of rural livestock, leading to increased productivity and profitability.
As more people invest in pets, farms become more productive, and we find ways to protect our wildlife, vets and other animal care specialists play important roles. Just like people, animals also need healthcare and other care services.
The demand for vet nurses and veterinarians is increasing.
Animal attendants and trainers are also in demand.
Because of this, many graduates find employment soon after graduating. In 2021, 84.4% of international graduates in Australia with a veterinary science degree were employed four months after graduating. For international graduates with a postgraduate qualification, 90.3% were employed after their studies.