School of Agricultural & Veterinary Sciences

Welcome to the School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences

This School provides undergraduate courses in Animal Science, Equine Science and Veterinary Science. In addition, we have a number of postgraduate level courses including Graduate Certificate in Captive Vertebrate Management, Masters of Animal Science and PhD research degrees. We deliver this in excellent new facilities on the Wagga Wagga campus of the University along with access to the small animal clinic in the city of Wagga Wagga. Numerous farmers and clinicians cooperate with us in providing this training.

The Veterinary Science Course commenced in 2005 and has already achieved our vision of providing veterinarians for rural Australia. The Course was accredited in 2010 for all jurisdictions in Australia and New Zealand as well as the UK. The Animal Science degree began in 2007, designed to prepare graduates for careers in animal research and animal industries. Our first students completed their studies in 2010 and are now in the workforce. Our long running Equine Science program was revised in 2006 in order to take advantage of the specialist staff joining the School as a result of the introduction of the veterinary degree.

As a student in our School you will enjoy a sense of excitement and enthusiasm amongst both staff and students with our new courses, laboratories, clinics and practical class settings. Wagga Wagga is the largest inland city in NSW and caters for students with interests including sports and cultural events. It is located midway between Sydney and Melbourne on the Murrumbidgee River.

Staff of the school are very active in research and in supervising postgraduate research students. We have a wide range of active research programs including physiology and pharmacology, farm animal production and reproduction, animal health and disease, public health and many other areas of animal and veterinary science. Our research has both national and international aspects and we work with a wide range of species including farm animals, horses plus terrestrial and aquatic wildlife. To find out more, please look through our research pages or contact a staff member with research activities that interest you.

We would be pleased to hear from you if you have any further enquiries about how to apply for a student place in one of our courses, think you may be able to help us fulfill our objectives or are interested in joining our staff.

Professor Nick Sangster

Head of School

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