1. Undergraduate degree
First you must meet the entry requirements for your chosen undergraduate degree.
2. Graduate degree
The Doctor of Veterinary Medicine also has specific subject prerequisites and grade entry requirements to be considered for entry. Graduate applicants (who are not entering via the accelerated pathway) must complete a semester of biology and biochemistry. Students who complete the Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, may be eligible for the accelerated pathway.
Accelerated entry pathway
Students wishing to progress into the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with one year of credit must complete the University of Melbourne Bachelor of Science, Animal Health and Disease major (Veterinary Bioscience specialisation in third year). To be competitive for selection, students must achieve a minimum of 70% in first and second-year science subjects as well as complete the prerequisite subjects including Foundations of Animal Health 1 & 2, Biology, Biochemistry and Physics (if not completed in Year 12).
Upon satisfactory completion of the Veterinary Bioscience specialisation in the Animal Health and Disease major, students transition into the second year of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, receiving one full year of credit (for all DVM first-year units).