According to Wikipedia, these are your choices:
I doubt that one is going to be better than the others... perhaps the newer ones haven't has as long to establish their programs?
- http://www.vet.unimelb.edu.au - Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, Victoria.
- http://www.vet.murdoch.edu.au - School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia.
- http://www.vetsci.usyd.edu.au - Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, New South Wales.
- http://www.uq.edu.au/vetschool/ - Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland
- http://www.csu.edu.au/faculty/science/savs/ - School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales (a new course that began in 2005).
- http://www.jcu.edu.au/school/bms/veterinary_science.shtml - Faculty of Medicine Health and Molecular Sciences ,James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland (a new course that began in 2006).
- http://www.sciences.adelaide.edu.au/school_of_vet_science/ - School of Veterinary Science, University of Adelaide, South Australia (a new course that began in 2008).
Is there a specific area you're interested in?
I'm sure Nexx or theunraveler will be able to tell you more.
Just letting you know that Charles Sturt University doesn't take overseas students yet. I'm also unsure if the University of Adelaide takes overseas students, but you would have to contact them to find out for sure.
I don't know if this might be something you're also interested in... but only 3 of the Australian universities are AVMA-accredited:
Murdoch University in West Australia
University of Sydney in New South Wales
University of Melbourne in Victoria
FYI, there's an entire forum on SDN for Australian schools. It's mostly med students, but there are a few dental and vet students who pop their heads in to ask questions.
Of the schools on the list above, I think Sydney and Melbourne have the strongest reputation around Australia.
There is a forum this Monday about the Gatton move...^^ Yup, the only reason UQ isn't AVMA accredited it because of the facilities available at the St Lucia campus, which is all changing next year when we move to Gatton. The AVMA people have already been and the accreditation is already under review. The new facilities at Gatton will be amazing and even though I live 1.5hrs away I am still excited to be going there next year. I daresay I'll miss out on accreditation but I don't really care either..
The best thing about UQ, is that it's in QLD I may be a little biased but I hate the cold!!!
Hi, I'm currently at Murdoch! I think Murdoch is an absolutely fantastic vet school, and Perth has a wonderful lifestyle, with great weather, beaches, and surrounded by wine districts! The school itself is very well set up and the course has just been revamped so its even better!
And the BEST thing about murdoch... is that the farm and hospital are on campus! UNLIKE most australian schools - Sydney and Melbourne are a fair commute from their farm, and I believe UQ is moving to their farm, maybe???
TBH - among Australian vet schools, there is varying views toward which is best. Melbourne used to be really hard to get into - but that was only because they accept 10 out of school a year, not because their degree was very good. They're currently setting up an entirely new degree structure, much more like the american system.
Sydney vet school more has a good rep because its attached to the uni of syd, not because the vet med is really quality.
I chose to go to murdoch after speaking with a lot of veterinarians who worked in the government and academics, and they recommended Murdoch to me above all others. You get a great grounding in smallies and largies, given we are the only major veterinary centre for nearly 1000km!!!
On another note, Murdoch may be easier for you to get into than others, because they take in 90 students every year, but specifically set aside atleast 30 places for overseas students. We have a huge number of american and canadian students in my class, so you definately wouldnt be alone!
One other thing to remember before coming to Australia - there will be young ones in your class! A lot of students in Australia enter vet straight out of highschool - I'm 19 and in second year! So as long as you dont mind mixing and mingling and becoming friends with people who could potentially be a lot younger than you (and yes, we like our mature aged students!) feel free to come to australia!!!