• Enrich your studies with a  placement at our working Veterinary Hospital U-Vet in Victoria, Australia.
  • Expressions of interest are open between July – September, for the following year only.

Course Description

Veterinary Students from Institutions with Exchange Agreements

The University of Melbourne (UoM) has formal exchange agreements for veterinary students from the University of California Davis, the University of Copenhagen and the University of Saskatchewan, Western College of Veterinary Medicine. Students from these institutions wishing to undertake an exchange for credit in their program of study should initially contact their home institution’s foreign exchange coordinator.

Other Veterinary Students: Short Term Clinical Placements in the Veterinary Hospital, U-Vet

The Veterinary Hospital may accept students from other institutions who are in their final year of study for short term clinical placements, when capacity allows.

These placements are available for up to four weeks' duration in the Veterinary Hospital.

Placements are available in:

  • General Practice
  • Small Animal Referral Medicine
  • Small Animal Referral Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Neurology
  • Equine
  • Clinical Pathology

Accommodation may  be available in our student residence, Kendall Hall.  Alternatively, visiting students may contact the Veterinary Student’s Society of Victoria for assistance with local residency requirements.

Long-Term Placements in the Veterinary Hospital

Subject to capacity, U-Vet sometimes accepts incoming exchange students (i.e. students currently enrolled at an partner institution with an existing exchange agreement for veterinary science at the University of Melbourne) who are undertaking clinical practice rotations within their final year of study for periods of study longer than four weeks.

Incoming exchange students approved to undertake a full semester of clinical placements enrol in the subject VETS40017 Veterinary Clinical Skills (VCS). The subject consists of blocks of practical work in clinical disciplines selected by the student and approved by the subject coordinator. University’s Global Mobility Office.

Students may select from the clinical rotations available:

  • General Practice
  • Small Animal Referral Medicine
  • Small Animal Referral Surgery
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Neurology
  • Equine
  • Clinical Pathology

International students should be aware that there are visa requirements (Global Mobility Office) for study in Australia.

Fees are charged for long term study abroad placements.

Applications for long-term placements should be made through Global Mobility.

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