Animal science is a multidisciplinary field of study that focuses on the biology, management and production of domestic animals. It encompasses a broad range of topics, including animal husbandry, health, behaviour, genetics, nutrition, physiology and reproduction.

It also spans veterinary technology, where you can expect to learn about the medical care of animals, including anatomy, pharmacology and clinical procedures.

You’ll also learn about animal husbandry, behaviour and welfare, nutrition and diagnostic techniques. 

Hands-on learning experiences at UQ Gatton’s world-class facilities will help you understand the principles and practices of animal husbandry. You’ll gain in-depth experience working with livestock, conducting research and learning about animal health and disease. 

Why choose animal science and veterinary technology at UQ? 

You’ll work extensively in the UQ animal units and have access to modern animal facilities and laboratories.

Our degree programs offer further hands-on training through industry placements and international study and field trips.

You’ll graduate with in-demand skills, setting you up for a rewarding career in fields such as agriculture, veterinary medicine, research and animal care.

You’ll find employment in nutritional consultancy companies, livestock production systems or veterinary clinics, working with animals to improve their health, nutrition, productivity and welfare.

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