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Veterinary study at Massey University

Massey University's veterinary programmes will help you become a veterinary professional with the skills to sustain the health, welfare and productivity of companion animals, farm animals and wildlife.

Massey offers a Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc and the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology (BVetTech). The BVSc qualifies you to be a veterinarian. The BVetTech qualifies you to work in partnership with other veterinary specialists to help animals experiencing health/illness.

About the BVSc

The Bachelor of Veterinary Science is a leading veterinary qualification, from New Zealand's internationally-renowned veterinary school. It is a competitive five-year programme. Find out more about the degree, entry requirements and how to apply.

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About the BVet Tech

Vet technologists are to vets, what paramedics are to doctors. Massey’s Bachelor of Veterinary Technology is a three year programme. Find out more about the degree, entry requirements and how to apply.


Find out more about the selection process, requirements and regulations for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology.

International students

We welcome international students to Massey! You'll study at a world-leading institution in the beautiful environment of our Palmerston North campus.

Entry pathways

If you are a returning BVSc student, intend to apply via VMCAS, you do not meet the standard entry requirements, or you are transferring from another university there are specific requirements.

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No.25 in the world for vet science

Massey University veterinary school has been ranked fourth in the world by employers and no.25 in the world for veterinary science in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.

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

Any questions get in touch with us

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Massey University Veterinary School

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