Commencing semesters, 2016

Semester 1

Program level


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School of Agriculture and Food Sciences



Delivery mode


View the Bachelor of Applied Science course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Veterinary Technology extended major.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 5460 1276 or 1800 642 093 (Freecall)

International students

International Student Advisor


Online Enquiries (fast response):

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Why study Veterinary Technology?

As a veterinary technologist you will be an integral member of an animal healthcare team caring for and handling companion and production animals, and skilled in routine laboratory and clinical support procedures for veterinary radiography, anaesthesia, surgery, pathology, clinical pathology, nutrition, veterinary therapeutics, and professional communications and animal reproduction.

You will study animal handling, welfare and behaviour, clinical aspects of small and large animal health, applied and clinical nutrition, veterinary pharmacology, veterinary pathology, veterinary therapeutics,diagnostic practices, veterinary surgical nursing principles, and veterinary practice management. You will develop the attributes of critical thinking, problem solving and self-directed learning, preparing you for supervisory and management roles.

You also have the option to complete a dual qualification, the bachelor degree plus a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. Veterinary Technology is an emerging profession in Australia and internationally and UQ is a leader in the field, providing the only specialised degree of its kind in Australia.

What you can study

During your studies, you will undertake clinical rotations and participate in industry placement programs in locations such as vet clinics, vet hospitals, wildlife parks, government agencies, welfare organisations, animal breeding enterprises and pharmaceutical companies.


View the Bachelor of Applied Science course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Veterinary Technology extended major.

Employment opportunities

You will find employment such as:

  • animal behaviour and training instructor
  • animal management officer with municipal councils
  • animal research technician and supervisor
  • biosecurity inspector and project support with government agencies
  • clinical academic in higher education (veterinary nursing)
  • regulatory affairs officer for veterinary drug and product registration
  • support staff in veterinary practices (general and specialist), including veterinary practice management
  • teacher/trainer in vocational training and education (veterinary nursing)
  • veterinary clinical nutrition technician
  • veterinary laboratory scientist
  • veterinary pharmaceutical representative.

You can pursue a research career by undertaking a research honours year, which could lead to postgraduate studies.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Applied Science for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Applied Science for information on key dates and how to apply.