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Massey Veterinary School

The Massey Veterinary School offers two programmes that will help you become a veterinary professional with the skills to sustain the health, welfare and productivity of companion animals, farm animals and wildlife. These degrees are:

  • The Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc): qualifies you to register as a veterinarian.
  • The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (BVetTech): qualifies you to work in partnership with other veterinary professionals to help animals.
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Becoming a veterinarian - the BVSc

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science 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.

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Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

There is growing demand for veterinary professionals who have in-depth knowledge of veterinary technology, the latest research, veterinary best practice and welfare issues.

The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology will give you transferable skills that open up opportunities to work in many different industries.

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 March – Deadline for application for professional phase
  • 1 October – VMCAS applicant deadline
  • 15 October – domestic student enrolment deadline
  • 1 November – graduate or part-graduates must contact the university by this date (in the year prior to which you wish to apply) for selection to discuss your situation
  • 1 November – international student enrolment deadline

Accreditation

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

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