Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Key facts

  • Pre Vet Sci selection courses available at Auckland and Manawatu
  • Professional phase available at Manawatū
  • 5 years of full-time study
  • Available for international students studying in NZ
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Entry requirements

Regulations changing

The selection regulations for entry into the professional phase of the BVSc are changing in 2017.  The new regulations are detailed in the section “Selection into the professional phase”.

A popular programme

Veterinary science is a rewarding area of study, and Massey is the only place in New Zealand you can study to become a veterinarian.

As many people want to become veterinarians, there are more applicants than the number of places available. Around 300 domestic students apply for selection for 100 places in the professional phase of the degree. This means that only those who have performed well in the pre-selection phase may be offered a place. We also select 24 international students into the professional phase.

Phases

The pre-selection phase

The pre-selection phase occurs in semester 1 (beginning late February each year) and is your opportunity to compete for entry into the professional phase of the veterinary degree. There is no limit on the number of places in the pre-selection phase, so you can enrol as long as you meet the requirements for admission to Massey University. During this phase you’ll need to complete the prerequisite classes for veterinary selection (or alternates if you are given credit for these courses). You’ll also complete a range of selection assessments as detailed in “selection to the professional phase” below. Your grades from your classes along with the results of your selection assessments will be utilised to determine your selection score for ranking for selection into the professional phase.

The professional phase

The professional phase is essentially “vet school proper”. If you are selected into the professional phase of the BVSc programme, you will take a range of courses covering everything you need to become a qualified veterinarian. You can find the outline of all these courses in the Planning Tool at the top right of this page.

What type of entrant are you?

You may be coming straight from high school, have been working or studying for some time or be coming to Massey from another country.

Depending on your current circumstances there are variations in the regulations for entry to the veterinary programme so it is important you understand where you ‘fit’.

Please Note: For the purposes of information regarding veterinary science, you are a 'returning domestic student' if you have studied at any tertiary institution. When you come to enrol at Massey University, you are only a ‘returning student’ if you have studied at Massey University in the past.

Group 2 International Students

Group 2 international students compete for entry directly into the professional phase on the basis of their academic performance overseas. In order to apply for selection into the professional phase as a Group 2 international student, you will need to have completed at least two years full-time (or equivalent) of an appropriate undergraduate degree, and meet the 4 eligibility criteria for selection into the professional phase (see selection below). Students selected via this method would start in the professional phase in semester 2 (mid-July).

Group 1 International Students

Group 1 international students are those who either do not meet all of the eligibility criteria for Group 2,or do meet the criteria but were not ranked highly enough to be offered a Group 2 position. 

Group 1 students must come to New Zealand and complete the pre-selection phase in order to prove their capability for the professional phase.

Enrolment and applying for the pre-selection phase

New domestic students

Pre-selection phase

In order to give yourself the best chance of success it is recommended that you have completed the following (or their equivalent) before commencing this phase:

  • 14-20 credits of NCEA Level 3 chemistry, biology and physics
  • At least one mathematics subject to NCEA Level 3 (calculus, statistics or modelling)
  • NCEA Level 2 English to meet the university admission requirements

Advice for those who don’t meet recommendations or have not studied science recently

Apply for admission on the Massey University website and enrol in your pre-selection phase classes first. When enrolling:

  • For "Primary Programme" choose BVSc Pre-Selection
  • For "Add Second Programme" choose Bachelor of Science major Biological Sciences

You should enrol in the following courses:

Semester 1

Palmerston North and Auckland campus: 123.101, 124.111, 162.101199.101

Semester 2

Palmerston North Campus: 247.155122.102161.130 and 194.101

Auckland Campus: 247.177. 122.102161.130 and 194.101

These are not veterinary courses but you need to enrol in them to complete your application. If you are selected into the professional phase, the courses you are enrolled in will be changed to the BVSc programme courses once you have accepted your offer of place in the professional phase.

Returning domestic students

You may have already completed the equivalent of some or all of the prerequisite classes. Contact Student Administration for advice on credit assessment and selection of alternate classes instead of the prerequisite classes. This should be done before 1st November in the year prior to which you wish to apply for selection.

Group 1 International Students

International student application for admission into the pre-selection phase is different from domestic students.

You need to complete an international student application for admission. Along with your application, you will need to submit:

  • A verified copy of your birth certificate or passport (a valid passport that will not expire during your time here in New Zealand).
  • Request your English language proficiency scores be sent to Massey University. To enter the pre-selection phase the IELTS requirement is 6.0 (no band less than 5.5). However, to be eligible for selection into the professional phase of the BVSc you will need an IELTS of 7.0 (no band less than 6.5). For applicants from countries where English is the recognized first language this requirement is waived (e.g. USA, Canada, UK etc.)
  • Have a veterinarian(s) complete and submit this form to confirm you have completed at least 10 days (80 hours) veterinary practice work experience. Original transcripts of all your previous university level study (if any)

Once your admission has been approved, you will receive an ‘offer of place’. When you accept this offer you will received a confirmed offer of place. You’ll need this to apply for a student visa as the confirmed offer fulfils the accommodation requirement of the visa application. You should apply for a student visa as soon as you receive your confirmed offer of a place at Massey University. Contact the New Zealand Consulate/Embassy in your location regarding the steps needed to obtain a student visa.

Once you have had your place confirmed you can enrol in courses. If you have not studied at university previously, enrol in the prerequisite courses. If you have studied at university you may have already completed the equivalent of some or all of the prerequisite classes. Contact Student Administration for advice on credit assessment and selection of alternate classes instead of the prerequisite classes.

For any questions regarding your admission to Massey University email international@massey.ac.nz

Group 2 International Students

You do not need to apply for the pre-selection phase as Group 2 students apply for admission directly into the professional phase.

Applying for the Professional Phase

All students need to apply for selection into the professional phase (see details of selection below).

Domestic and Group 1 International Students

If you are a domestic or Group 1 international student you will need to submit a separate online application for selection into the professional phase by March 15 of the year you wish to be selected. The online applications for the vet professional phase selection are now open from the links below:

If you are a New Zealand or Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident please use this link:
2017 Vet Selection for New Zealand Residents (Domestic)

If you are an International Student please use this link:
2017 Vet Selection for International Students

Late applications are not accepted.

There is a veterinary science application fee of $105 (subject to change each year). In addition there is a $50 fee (Canadian dollars - CAD) for sitting the CASPer selection assessment (see below for more details regarding CASPer). This is paid directly to the providers of CASPer as part of your online enrolment to sit CASPer.

Non-standard applications

For domestic students, there are two additional non-standard sections under which an applicant may apply: Treaty of Waitangi, and Special Consideration. For Group 1 international students, the only non-standard application option is Special Consideration.

All applicants must meet the minimum selection requirements regardless of whether they are a standard or non-standard applicant.

Group 2 International Students only

Group 2 international students apply for admission to Massey University and selection into the professional phase of the veterinary programme (BVSc) at the same time.

You can apply for admission to Massey University in two ways:

  • If your university study WAS NOT undertaken in the US/Canada you should apply directly via the Massey University international office.
  • If your university study was undertaken in the USA or Canada you may apply either directly via the Massey University international office OR via the Veterinary Medical College Application Service (VMCAS). More on VMCAS

Direct Application to Massey University for Admission

You need to complete an international student application for admission. Along with your application, you will need to:

  • Submit a verified copy of your birth certificate or passport (a valid passport that will not expire during your time here in New Zealand).
  • Request your English language proficiency scores be sent to Massey University. To be eligible for selection into the professional phase of the BVSc you will need an IELTS of 7.0 (no band less than 6.5). For applicants from countries where English is the recognized first language this requirement is waived (e.g. USA, Canada, UK etc.)
  • Have a veterinarian(s) complete and submit this form to confirm you have completed at least 10 days (80 hours) veterinary practice work experience. If you are applying through VMCAS we will use your eLORs for this purpose.
  • Request original transcripts of all your previous university level study be sent to us.
  • Request ETS to provide your GRE score to Massey University directly. The Institution code for Massey University is 3194 and the department code is 0622.
  • Complete and attach a declaration that you do not have any criminal convictions. This must be witnessed by a notary public, justice of the peace, a solicitor or a commissioner of oaths The witness must use an official stamp (in English) on the front of the document and sign and date the document. The Criminal Conviction statement should be worded as follows:
    • "I, (NAME), solemnly and sincerely declare that I have not been convicted of any criminal offence which might prejudice my future registration as a Veterinarian."

When your completed application has been received by the international admission office, it will be forwarded to the veterinary school for assessment for selection to the professional phase. Following the vet school assessment, your application and outcome will be returned to the international admission office staff who will contact you by email.

If you are offered a place and you accept your offer, you will then receive a confirmed offer of place. You’ll need this to apply for a student visa as the confirmed offer fulfils the accommodation requirement of the visa application. You should apply for a student visa as soon as you receive your confirmed offer of a place at Massey University. Contact the New Zealand Consulate/Embassy in your location regarding the steps needed to obtain a student visa.

For any questions regarding your admission to Massey University as a Group 2 international student email international@massey.ac.nz

If you are not offered a Group 2 place but have met the university admission requirements you may be offered the option of enrolling as a Group 1 student.

Additional entry information for other groups

  • VMCAS applicants
  • Students who have not recently studied, or who do not have a science background
  • Transferring students from other veterinary programmes

Selection into the professional phase

Please note

The veterinary selection process is complex, so written advice should be sought from specialist Academic Advisors on the Veterinary Portfolio in the Student Advice and Information Unit. This is especially important for students who have completed any previous university level study.  Please do not seek advice about veterinary selection from any other university staff members as only the specialist veterinary advisors are trained regarding the many factors that must be considered. Please be reminded that in your application for admission you have agreed that you will not rely on verbal advice.

The veterinary student selection process at Massey University has been under review over the past 3 years with the intention to introduce non-academic (NAC) performance assessment into the selection process. The drivers for incorporating NAC were our observations of student selection and success and the international research which suggests that academic ability alone is not sufficient for success as a veterinary student or as a veterinarian. The decision to introduce NAC assessment into the selection process was reinforced by strong support from a nationwide survey of all veterinarians in New Zealand, and direction from international accrediting bodies.

We embarked on a robust review process in 2014 that incorporated extensive exploration of the possible NAC assessment options including those used to select veterinary and medical students in other reputable programmes globally. This information, along with our resource and timeframe factors, was considered to develop a short-list of appropriate tools to assess non-academic personal characteristics of veterinary applicants. Working in partnership with internationally respected experts in medical and veterinary student selection and literacy, the short-list of assessment tools were developed and piloted with the 2016 veterinary pre-selection cohort. The results of these pilots helped inform the revised process announced below for selection of veterinary students in 2017.

2017 Selection into the Professional Phase

All applicants must meet the selection criteria as detailed below in order to be eligible for selection into the professional phase. A selection score will then be calculated for all eligible applicants as described below. Students will be ranked for selection in descending order based on this score, and positions will be offered on the basis of this ranking and special application considerations until all available positions are filled.

Group 2 international students

Your selection score will be calculated 50% from GPA and 50% from the percentile rankings from the GRE General test (see below).

Domestic and Group 1 international students

Your selection score will be calculated 50% from academic performance assessment (GPA, STAT-F, and Written Communication Assessment), and 50% from non-academic performance assessment (Multiple Mini Interview and Situational Judgement tests utilising video and written scenarios).

Selection Testing Weekend - April 1st and 2nd 2017

With the exception of the video based Situational Judgement Test called CASPer, domestic and Group 1 international students will need to come to Palmerston North to participate in a testing weekend during which time the remainder of the selection assessments will take place. The testing weekend will be on April 1st and 2nd 2017. Failure to participate in any of these assessments will result in exclusion from selection into the professional phase.

You will sit several assessments to assess both your academic and non-academic performance. The video based Situational Judgement Test called CASPer will be at 12:15pm on Wednesday April 5th. For the rest of the assessments, domestic and Group 1 international students will need to come to Palmerston North to participate in a testing weekend in which these assessments will take place. The testing weekend will be on April 1st and 2nd 2017. Failure to participate in any of these assessments will result in exclusion from selection into the professional phase.

“Please note: FOR 2017 ONLY, if you are studying full time at the Massey University Albany campus in semester 1, 2017 and applying for selection into the professional phase of the BVSc programme, Massey University will make a contribution toward your travel and accommodation costs to participate in the vet selection testing weekend in Palmerston North. You will need to arrange and pay for all of your expenses, and you will receive the contribution after the testing weekend, subject to your participation in all of the tests. If you do not participate in all of the tests in the testing weekend you will not be eligible for the contribution. Please make arrangements early to allow yourself the most cost effective options. Ensure your travel arrangements will allow you to be on the Palmerston North campus from 10:30am – 6:30pm on Saturday April 1, and 8:30am to 4pm on Sunday April 2.  

If you are applying for selection into the professional phase of the BVSc programme and are NOT enrolled full-time at Massey University Albany campus in semester 1 2017, your return travel and accommodation in Palmerston North for the vet selection testing weekend will be solely at your expense and you will need to make all arrangements. Please make arrangements early to allow yourself the most cost effective options. Ensure your travel arrangements will allow you to be on the Palmerston North campus from 10:30am - 6:30pm on Saturday April 1, and 8:30am to 4pm on Sunday April 2.  

FROM 2018, all costs associated with attending the BVSc selection testing weekend in Palmerston North will be at the expense of each applicant.”

All students - selection criteria

To be eligible for selection into the professional phase of the veterinary programme you must meet all of the four criteria listed below Please expand the titles for more detail.

1. Complete the minimum required work experience of 10 full days (80 hours) in a veterinary clinic.

You will need to complete 10 full days (80 hours) of veterinary clinic work experience to ensure you have seen “behind the scenes” of a commercial veterinary clinic. This must be completed PRIOR to beginning your study at Massey and within two years of applying for selection to the professional phase. You will need to have a veterinarian(s) as the clinic(s) where you completed your work experience verify this experience on the veterinary work experience verification form (below) and submit it directly to the university. You can complete your work experience at more than one clinic and it can be completed outside New Zealand. We would recommend you complete one week at a large animal clinic and one week at a small animal clinic to improve your awareness of the breadth of clinical practise.

2. Pass all the prerequisite Massey University courses (classes) or their equivalent at another university.

You must pass all the prerequisite courses (or their equivalent at another university) to be eligible for selection into the professional phase. These courses are:

If you fail any of the prerequisite courses you would not be eligible for selection, irrespective of how well you might have done in the other courses. Please note: an R (restricted) grade is considered a failing grade for the purposes of vet selection. In order to become eligible for selection in the future you would have to re-take and pass any failed pre-requisite classes.

Once you have passed a prerequisite course (or its equivalent at another university) you will be given credit for this course, which will remain valid for all future veterinary selection applications. As such you will not be allowed to repeat a prerequisite course you have passed.

If you have passed courses at another university, you must contact us to determine whether those courses will be credited towards our prerequisite courses. If you are given credit for any of the pre-requisite courses you will not be allowed to repeat these for selection purposes but will be required to choose alternate courses of an approved standard. This is to ensure that all students competing for selection are taking new courses and not repeating material they have already studied. For advice on choosing alternate courses please contact Student Administration.

3. Achieve a minimum grade point average (GPA) of a B or better from your university courses.

We combine the credit value and grades obtained from completed courses into a single overall value called the GPA. The minimum average GPA required for eligibility for selection is a B or 5.0 on the 9 point GPA scale used at Massey University. However, the actual GPA cut-off for selection is higher, and will depend upon the number of, and academic ability of the applicants each year. 

For domestic and Group 1 international students, only grades from courses taken at a New Zealand university are included in the GPA, while only grades from courses completed overseas are included for Group 2 international students. If you are a Group 1 international student, once you start studying in New Zealand your New Zealand-based GPA will supersede any previous GPA for selection. Group 2 students with questions regarding GPA calculations should email vetschool@massey.ac.nz  

Guidelines for grade inclusion in the GPA for selection

In general, the grades of courses must meet the guidelines below in order to be included in your GPA for selection. 

A: The courses must have been completed within three years (36 months) of the selection meeting you have applied to.

  • For example, for selection in July 2018 only grades from courses completed as part of full time study after July 2015 will be taken into consideration for selection. Any grades from courses completed prior to July 2015 cannot be used in the GPA for selection. This means that if you have not studied full time within the last three years prior to selection you would NOT be eligible for selection in that year. In this case, if you wanted to apply for veterinary selection you would need to enrol in a minimum of one new semester of full-time science study to create a new GPA.

B: Only grades from university courses taken during the most recent two years (up to four semesters) of full time, largely science based study will be included.

  • Full time in New Zealand for vet selection is defined as 60 credits per semester
  • Largely science is defined as at least 45 credits per semester being science. Please note: 247.155 Communication in the sciences is considered a non-science course for vet selection
  • Students in a conjoint degree (i.e. BBus/BSc) need to have their course of study approved to ensure it meets the requirements for inclusion in the GPA calculation
  • Grades from courses completed in a part-time semester will not be included in the GPA for selection UNLESS they were for pre-requisite classes completed within 3 years (36 months).
  • Grades for university courses completed while still in high school WILL count for credit but WILL NOT be included in the GPA calculation

**Please note - only grades that are available to the selection committee by the time of the appeal meeting at the absolute latest, can be considered for selection. Any grades finalised after this date (i.e. from another university or due to a grade change) cannot be considered for the GPA for selection in that year, but will be used for any future selection attempts. 

If you have studied at university previously you should contact the Student Advice and Information Unit for advice to confirm which courses of your previous study will be included in your GPA for selection. You will need to supply a copy of your transcripts with your enquiry. Failure to seek such confirmation or not understanding the guidelines above will not be considered an adequate reason to appeal non-selection.

4. Sit the appropriate additional selection assessments.

Group 2 international students

You will need to sit the General GRE test and must score above the minimum requirements. You will need at least an average percentile score from all three sections of >=50% (50% or greater), with no section percentile < 40% (less than 40%).

Domestic and Group 1 international students

You will sit several assessments to assess both your academic and non-academic performance. The video based Situational Judgement Test called CASPer will be at 12:15pm on Wednesday April 5th. For the rest of the assessments, you will need to come to Palmerston North to participate in a testing weekend in which these assessments will take place. The testing weekend will be on April 1st and 2nd 2017. Failure to participate in any of these assessments will result in exclusion from selection into the professional phase.

“Please note: FOR 2017 ONLY, if you are studying full time at the Massey University Albany campus in semester 1, 2017 and applying for selection into the professional phase of the BVSc programme, Massey University will make a contribution toward your travel and accommodation costs to participate in the vet selection testing weekend in Palmerston North. You will need to arrange and pay for all of your expenses, and you will receive the contribution after the testing weekend, subject to your participation in all of the tests. If you do not participate in all of the tests in the testing weekend you will not be eligible for the contribution. Please make arrangements early to allow yourself the most cost effective options. Ensure your travel arrangements will allow you to be on the Palmerston North campus from 10:30am - 6:30pm on Saturday April 1, and 8:30am to 4pm on Sunday April 2.  

If you are applying for selection into the professional phase of the BVSc programme and are NOT enrolled full-time at Massey University Albany campus in semester 1 2017, your return travel and accommodation in Palmerston North for the vet selection testing weekend will be solely at your expense and you will need to make all arrangements. Please make arrangements early to allow yourself the most cost effective options. Ensure your travel arrangements will allow you to be on the Palmerston North campus from 10:30am - 6:30pm on Saturday April 1, and 8:30am to 4pm on Sunday April 2.  

FROM 2018, all costs associated with attending the BVSc selection testing weekend in Palmerston North will be at the expense of each applicant.”

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT-F)

This assessment will be offered during the testing weekend. If you sat the STAT-F test within 5 years of the year you are applying for selection, then you have the option to use your previous score or re-sit the test. If you re-sit the test, your most recent score will be utilised in your selection score, irrespective of whether it is higher or lower than your previous score(s).

The STAT-F test is a two-hour multiple choice test designed to assess your ability to understand, analyse and think critically about written and numerical material. All materials must be collected and accounted for after the examination by the test invigilators, so plan to be available for 3-hours.

Written Communication

This assessment will be offered during the testing weekend.

In this assessment you will be given a piece of poorly written text, and asked to edit and re-write it (by hand) into the best version that you are able to in a 60 minute time period.

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)

This assessment will be offered during the testing weekend.

Each candidate will complete 8 mini interviews of 8 minutes duration (for a total of 64 minutes). At each interview station, you will be presented with a hypothetical scenario which might be experienced by veterinary students during the course of their training. There will be 1-3 questions for each scenario. Once you have prepared your thoughts you will enter the room and have the remainder of the 8 minutes to explain your thought/ responses to the interviewer(s).

The MMI format of interview is being utilised as research demonstrates significant benefits over traditional panel or one-on-one interviews. One of the benefits is that the MMI enables multiple assessments of an applicant’s abilities which allows for greater reliability of the scores from the assessment, meaning it is more likely to be accurate.

Situational Judgement Test - Written Scenarios (SJT)

This assessment will be offered during the testing weekend.

In the written scenario SJT’s you will be presented with a set of hypothetical scenarios which might be experienced by veterinary students during the course of their training. For each scenario you will be asked to rate the appropriateness of a series of options for the character in the scenario, from totally appropriate to totally inappropriate.

Situational Judgement Test - Video Scenarios (CASPer)

This assessment WILL NOT be offered during the selection testing weekend but will be held on Wednesday April 5th at 12:15pm. You will need to register online to sit the test and information will be emailed to you when registrations are open. This assessment is offered as an online test by an external provider, so students will be able to complete CASPer anywhere they have computer and broadband access. There is a $50 CAD fee for sitting the CASPer assessment (see below for more details). This is paid online when you register for the assessment with the providers of CASPer.

CASPer is an online, video-scenario based, situational judgement test (SJT). In this assessment you will be presented with a set of video based scenarios that might be experienced by people in everyday life. For each scenario you will be asked to type open ended responses to questions in a set period of time. You will also be asked to type open ended responses to some non-video based questions.

If you are not selected

If you are not selected for the professional phase, you can credit the courses you passed in the pre-selection phase toward another degree. You may reapply for selection in the future and there is no limit to the number of times you may apply for selection.

The BVSc student selection system has been approved by the Veterinary Programme and Massey University academic committees. Appeals by BVSc applicants who are not selected into the professional phase of the veterinary programme are limited to the following:

a. the grounds for appeal can only be based on procedural irregularities relating to the examination or decision making process

b. no appeal will be allowed based on dissatisfaction with the judgement of the assessors (such as the choice of assessment questions or the scores or ratings given in assessments), and

c. no appeal will be allowed on grounds relating to circumstances affecting the Candidate’s performance on the assessments. The individual may instead make an application for special consideration to the veterinary selection committee by the 30th June in the year they are applying for selection.

Some examples of appeals that will not be considered are:

  • Appeal on the basis that you, your family, a veterinarian or any other person feel that you would make a great veterinarian
  • Appeal on the basis of how practical you are or how much animal experience you have
  • Appeal based on a grade for a single course being less than the student felt was deserved. The selection and appeals committee do not override grades. For grade changes the student will need to work through their institution’s standard examination procedures.

Appeals will be considered by the appeals committee, which is composed of individuals who are not on the veterinary student selection committee.

Animal Use and Confidentiality

Some animal-use for training is a requirement of the veterinary programme. This includes performance of activities such as dissection, recovery and non-recovery surgery, animal euthanasia, attendance at food animal slaughter premises and participation in veterinary procedures involving live and dead animals. All students must participate in all learning activities and will sign a declaration to that effect when they accept a place in the program.

You will also have access to confidential information and you must treat all such privileged information as private, in accordance with the provisions of Code of Professional Conduct of the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.

Applying for a student allowance or loan

If you are applying for student allowances or a student loan through StudyLink for the pre-selection semester, you will need to apply for your loan or allowance as a Bachelor of Science student. If you have qualified for a Student Allowance or Loan and are selected into the professional phase you will need to advise Studylink of your new programme for the professional phase (Semester Two) of your study.

For any other student allowance or loan queries please contact StudyLink directly.

Key dates

Date

Key deadline

1 October 2016

Domestic student online enrolment opens

1 November 2016

International veterinary student enrolment due date for Massey University for the following year

Returning domestic students should have discussed their situation for reapplication with an Academic Adviser for Veterinary Science in Student Advice

16 December 2016

Group 2 international students informed of their selection outcome

27 January 2017

Due date for online enrolment for all domestic students

27 February 2017

Semester 1 classes begin

15 March 2017

Domestic and Group 1 international students deadline to submit their application for selection

1-2 April 2017

Veterinary Selection Testing weekend held on the Palmerston North Campus.

5 April 2017

CASPer online selection assessment

7 July 2017

Domestic and Group 1 students informed of their selection outcome

17 July 2017

Professional phase of the veterinary programme begins (semester 2)

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

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