Students within this degree will have access to both the La Trobe University library and Melbourne Polytechnic library.
Student support services are also available at both the Bundoora and Epping campuses. Upon successful completion of the prescribed requirements, this course provides an option to exit with either a Diploma of Animal Studies or an Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing. Please refer to the course structure for details. A semester-long industry placement in second year provides the opportunity to apply the theory and practices learned on campus in a range of areas of interest. This placement, along with ongoing comprehensive practical clinical experience will ensure that graduates are 'Future ready' and highly employable. In third year, students can opt to undertake paid work in veterinary practices (outside of classes). Throughout their course, students undertake WIL placements in various industry settings hospitals, animal shelters, farms. Students are fully supervised by experienced veterinary team members while at external placements.