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AVBC Accredited Veterinary Schools

AVBC’s Veterinary Schools Accreditation Advisory Committee (VSAAC) has accredited the veterinary programs listed below. For detail of the accreditation process, refer to the AVBC Accreditation Standards.

Programs in Australia and New Zealand

ProgramAccreditation statusLast site visit evaluationNext visit
Charles Sturt University
Bachelor of Veterinary Biology (BVBiol)/ Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)Accredited20172024
James Cook University
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) (BVSc (Hons))Accredited20162023
Massey University
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)Accredited 20212028
Murdoch University

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Accredited with Minor Deficiencies20162023
The University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) (BSc (VetBiosc)) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)Probationary Accreditation20162023
The University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Accredited with Minor Deficiencies20212023
The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours) (BVSc (Hons))Accredited20182025
The University of Sydney

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)

Accredited with Minor Deficiencies20192026

Overseas Programs

ProgramAccreditation statusLast site visit evaluationNext visit
City University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Veterinary MedicineAccredited with Minor Deficiencies20232030



Accredited: a classification granted to a veterinary school that has no deficiencies in any of the Standards of Accreditation and is granted for a period of up to seven years. Veterinary schools with a status of “Accredited” submit annual reports to monitor continued compliance with the Standards of Accreditation.

Accredited with Minor Deficiencies: this classification is granted to a veterinary school with one or more minor deficiencies that have minimal or no effect on student learning or safety, that can be reasonably be addressed in one year. These schools must submit reports twice per year.

Reasonable Assurance: Upon request, AVBC conducts “Reasonable Assurance” evaluations and site visits for new veterinary schools using the methodology followed for established accredited veterinary schools. AVBC may grant “Reasonable Assurance” to a University indicating that there is a reasonable assurance of future accreditation of a developing veterinary school.

Provisional Accreditation: if a veterinary school that has been granted “Reasonable Assurance” is making adequate progress in complying with the Standards of Accreditation, “Provisional Accreditation” may be granted. When “Provisional Accreditation” is granted, interim reports are required at six-month intervals to monitor the program’s progress in complying with the Standards. “Provisional Accreditation” status may remain in effect no more than five years if the program complies with the necessary requirements. A full site visit must be conducted during the final year of the initial intake. If the AVBC determines that the School is in compliance with each standard, an accreditation status will be granted.

Probationary Accreditation: An accreditation status granted to a school that has one or more major deficiencies in one or more AVBC Standards. Major deficiencies have more than minimal impact on student learning or safety. These deficiencies MUST be corrected in two years. This is not an adverse decision. The school is required to submit a plan to AVBC within 30 days of the status notification. The plan outlines steps to correct deficiencies and provide a time table for completion. Progress reports to AVBC are required every six months, one being the annual report. If at, or before the end of the two-year period, deficiencies have been corrected and there is evidence to support full compliance, the school may be granted Accredited status for the reminder of the accreditation cycle, as determined by AVBC at one of its regularly scheduled meetings. A school that fails to correct minor deficiencies during one additional year on Probationary status or major deficiencies within two years will be placed on Terminal Accreditation unless an Extension for Good Cause is granted (see Annexe 14 of the AVBC Accreditation Standards) or pending an appeal. Progress reports are required every six months.

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