Student Experiences

Our animal and veterinary science degrees provide you with hands-on learning experiences and opportunities for industry experience, field work and study tours.

Boost your science knowledge, confidence and employability. Here's how we can help enrich your learning and career potential and hear from students who have experienced it already.

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Student experience stories

Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)

A science degree at the University of Adelaide has set up the career of Michelle Birkett, a zookeeper at Adelaide Zoo.

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Bachelor of Science (Animal Science)

Each subject had a practical component with all different types of animals and lots of different types of experiences from handling to physiology. The lecturers had real industry knowledge. It was really great to develop relationships with them and know that we could ask them for help with study or career advice.Lucy - Detector Dog Handler and Biosecurity Officer, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


BSc (Veterinary Science) / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Studying an internationally recognised veterinary degree has opened doors for me to work as a veterinarian in large and small animal general practice, specialist hospitals and non-profit animal organisations, both within Australia and overseas.Manhei Ma, Veterinary Ultrasonographer in Hong Kong Mobile Veterinary Ultrasound Service

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

The thing that inspired me to work with South African wildlife was the elective course in my final year - I just loved the work and wanted to do something conservation based.Dr Alisha Richardson

Alisha's story

Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience)

I have worked in zoos and animal shelters, and volunteered with wildlife in Australia and South Africa. With my degree I want to eventually become an internationally accredited zoo and wildlife veterinarian, where I'll be given the opportunity to medically and surgically treat some of the planet's most incredible animals.Taylor Hawkins


Three vet sci students on campus

Higher degree by research opportunities

Be involved in animal and veterinary science discovery, invention, and cutting-edge research through a higher degree by research. Join our Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy programs.   

HDR opportunities