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Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) Avian medicine course aims to develop your interest and knowledge of the medicine and surgery of birds, both wild and captive.
Please note: Courses are revised following each offering. Details of content and assessment are subject to change between offerings.
On this course you will learn:
The learning materials and lecturer facilitated discussions, will help you maximise your learning.
This course is taught via distance learning (you may know it as continuing education, distance education or continuing professional development) by a recognised international expert in his field.
The course uses:
Brett is an avian veterinarian with 15 years of clinical experience in the care of captive and wild birds and reptiles. He has worked in private veterinary practice gaining Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Avian Health. He gained his PhD in Zoology researching bird reproduction and nutrition in Tasmania, Australia. Brett now runs the avian and wildlife clinic at Wildbase, Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, provides diagnostic services and husbandry advice to the New Zealand Department of Conservation and teaches in veterinary science and ecology. He is keenly interested in the conservation of endangered birds and reptiles.
In-depth part-time study 24 teaching weeks spread over a 7-8 month period
Learning materials and facilities
The fees for each 15-credit course in 2018 are NZ$6550. Hover over the fee to view it in your currency. Note: fees are revised annually.
*Please note, all prices are approximate based on recent exchange rates and are quoted excluding Goods and Services Tax. Additional non-tuition fees also apply which vary from approx NZD$195-400.
Fees for domestic students are subsidised by the NZ government. See fees information for domestic students.
This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 150 hours of continuing education in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.
There will be a 3 day on-campus workshop held at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. This will build on the knowledge you’ve gained on the course through small group teaching, practical sessions and discussions of experiences in your own practice.
The contact workshop is an opportunity for face-to-face time with your class and lecturer. Together you can build on the knowledge you’ve gained on the course through small group teaching, practical sessions and discussions of experiences in your own practice. The new format also provides a great opportunity for you to meet students and staff from other courses within the MVM programme by combining with them for some sessions.
For the best contact workshop experience we recommend that you attend in person. While attendance is highly-recommended it is not compulsory in order to pass the course. If you can’t make it in person you will be able to join some (non-practical) sessions live via the internet (we endeavour to record these sessions for review, but are unable to guarantee the quality of the recording).
|Enrolments open||1 October 2017|
|Course start||26 February 2018|
|Exam period||29 October – 14 November 2018|
|Course end||14 November 2018|
*Please note: You can still apply for enrolment after the due dates above.
Places cannot be assured after these due dates; but late applications will be considered as long as remaining places are available.
If you have any questions please check with the MVM office to see if you can still enrol.
You may also be interested in online oiled wildlife response training. This course is available for both veterinarians and non-veterinarians
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Last updated on Thursday 14 June 2018