Bachelor of Veterinary Science Pre-Selection

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Join a world-leading veterinary science programme

By studying veterinary science at Massey University you’ll join a world-leading veterinary programme that will qualify you to work as a veterinarian in many different areas.

Massey is the only New Zealand university offering veterinary training, and the degree is ranked no.23 in the world for veterinary science (Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking).

The BVSc degree is fully accredited by the Australasian Veterinary Board Council (AVBC), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). This means our graduates can work as veterinarians not only in New Zealand, but also Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada, the USA and many other countries.

What is it like?

About the BVSc

The BVSc is a 5-year degree that is divided into a pre-selection semester and a professional phase.

This page provides the portal for applying for the pre-selection semester of the veterinary programme (BVSc). Clicking the “Apply now” button on this page will take you automatically to the application for selection into the pre-selection semester of the veterinary degree. But before you go ahead and apply, please read the BVSc planning page, where you’ll find all the details you need to know about the veterinary programme (including the revised process for selection into the professional phase) and the portal to apply for the professional phase.

The pre-selection semester

The pre-selection semester 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. During this phase you’ll complete the pre-requisite courses 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” on the BVSc planning page. Your grades from your courses 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” and starts in semester 2 (July) of year 1. 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.

Applying for the BVSc

There is a separate application for each phase (pre-selection and professional) of the BVSc, but not every applicant will need to complete them both. Please go to the BVSc planning page, read the information there to determine what type of applicant you are, and therefore which applications you’ll need to complete if you want to become a veterinarian.

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