Veterinary Science Career

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Education is provided to the veterinary science students through teaching, learning and research. Modules such as Animal Nutrition, Introductory Animal Production, Medical Terminology, Veterinary Professional Life, Anatomy, Pathology, Microbiology and Physiology, with many others, equip students to be able to render the best possible medical services to achieve job-satisfaction in their veterinary science career.

There is a 12 month experiential training at the end of the degree which is compulsory for you to qualify. As a vet you could work in many different environments, such as a veterinary surgeon that you generally find in residential areas that treat dogs and cats, specialised vets that work with specific animals only, vets for food production- such as cattle. So you have a wide variety of veterinary science careers that can suit your passion.

This course is only offered by the University of Pretoria. Keep that in mind when considering this option. Read through the table below to discover more about your veterinary science career:

FYI:

  • Subject requirements may differ slightly at each university.
  • Associated salary depends on which route you choose to take with your degree, the given associated salary is not completely accurate and is just to give you an idea of what to expect.
Degree: Possible careers: What you need to do to study this:
BVSc Veterinary Science

Average starting salary of R15,518.75

  • Vet
  • Write AQL and MAT NBT’s
  • NSC with bachelors
  • English Home Language 60%
  • Mathematics 60%
  • Physical Science 60%
  • At least 50% for Life Orientation, but it is NOT used for APS calculation
DipVetNurs Veterinary Nursing

Average starting salary of R13,500

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Write AQL and MAT NBT’s
  • English Home Language 50%
  • Life Science 50%
  • Physical Science 50%
  • Mathematics 50%
  • Any other 2 subjects 50%

[dt_divider style=”thin” /]Degree: BVSc Veterinary Science

Average starting salary of R15,518.75

Possible careers:

  • Vet

What you need to do to study this:

  • Write AQL and MAT NBT’s
  • NSC with bachelors
  • English Home Language 60%
  • Mathematics 60%
  • Physical Science 60%
  • At least 50% for Life Orientation, but it is NOT used for APS calculation

[dt_divider style=”thin” /]Degree: DipVetNurs Veterinary Nursing

Average starting salary of R13,500

Possible careers:

  • Veterinary Nurse
  • Veterinary Assistant

What you need to do to study this:

  • Write AQL and MAT NBT’s
  • English Home Language 50%
  • Life Science 50%
  • Physical Science 50%
  • Mathematics 50%
  • Any other 2 subjects 50%

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