• BEHIND THE SCENES

    Go on a virtual tour of Massey Veterinary School clinics and facilities

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Study veterinary science

The School of Veterinary Science offers the Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), which qualifies you to register as a veterinarian. This programme will help you become a veterinary professional with the skills to sustain the health, welfare and productivity of companion animals, farm animals and wildlife.

Becoming a veterinarian - the BVSc

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc) is New Zealand's veterinary qualification, recognised internationally. 

This five-year programme gives you training in a broad range of species, with hands on, problem-solving learning and the chance to track in your area of interest in your final year. Acceptance into the vet programme is very competitive. Find out about entry requirements and programme details.

Tour of veterinary facilities at Massey

The 'Behind the Scenes' tour is your chance to look through our teaching clinics at your own pace.

We have four clinics – companion animal (dogs and cats), farm (production animals such as cows, sheep etc), equine (horses) and Wildbase (wild animals – mainly birds).

There are specific advantages to US or Canadian students studying to become a vet at Massey University. We also offer support and detailed information to counselors.

We welcome international students to Massey! You'll study at a world-leading institution in the beautiful environment of our Palmerston North campus. Find out more about entry requirements and support at Massey for international students.

Key dates

  • 15 September – VMCAS applicant deadline
  • 1 November – international student admission deadline
  • 22 January – domestic student admission deadline for BVSc pre-selection phase
  • 1 February – graduate or part-graduates must contact academic advice at the university by this date to discuss your situation for selection 
  • 5 March – Deadline for application for BVSc professional phase

Accreditation

Massey University’s BVSc programme was first accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education in 2002. Site visits from the accrediting bodies are now held jointly and Massey’s last accreditation visit was in May 2014. The BVSc is currently fully accredited and the next site visit is due in 2021.

Massey's Veterinary programme is accredited by:   AVMA   CVMA   RCVS   New Zealand   Australia

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