|Year of Entry||2019|
|Mode of Funding||Government funded|
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine
|Mode of Study||Full time|
|Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : About 30
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
|Normal Duration of Programme||6 years|
|Programme Website||Click here to open|
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
|Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline||
3 Jan 2019 (Local & Non-local)
Prof Michael REICHEL
Dean and Chair Professor Veterinarian, PhD, FACVSc, FRCVS Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health Specialist
|Deputy Programme Leader||
Prof Shuk Han CHENG
Associate Dean and Chair Professor
Dr Akos KENEZ
Veterinarian and Assistant Professor
+852 3442 5365
The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences (“JCC”) is established by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in collaboration with the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University. The latter is one of the top two veterinary colleges in the world. JCC is on track to becoming the first internationally recognised veterinary college in Asia and to produce graduates who are qualified to work in all developed economies in the world.
The Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM) major is delivered over six years of intensive study and emphasises the acquisition and development of the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council’s standards and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s competencies. The BVM major inculcates professional attitudes and provides the theoretical and practical skills required to commence work as a veterinary surgeon in private practice, public health or government service.
To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and BVM programme-specific entrance requirements.
The BVM programme-specific requirements are high levels of achievement in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology# in HKDSE, IB, GCE or equivalent. Click here for more information about the competitive scores of 2017 and 2018 entries for reference.
Mainland Non-Gaokao applicants and international applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants will need to be able to demonstrate high levels of competence in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology# and a TOFEL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), or an IELTS overall band score of 7 and 7 in each category.
Applications from mature students or school students with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, applicants will need to demonstrate high levels of competence in English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology#.
Click here for more information about programme entrance requirements.
# Biology is a recommended subject for 2019 entry, and a compulsory subject from 2020 onwards.
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For the key dates of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme, click here.
Most of the academic staff members teaching the BVM are veterinary graduates. Most of the veterinarians have a research PhD and many also have qualifications as veterinary specialists awarded by specialist boards in the United States, Australasia, the United Kingdom and the European Union.
The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences aims to train veterinarians who fulfil the Day 1 competencies as stipulated by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and adopted by the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council. The competencies are expressed as objectives in the courses that comprise the curriculum. To succeed in the programme, students must focus on obtaining the competencies, not merely passing the courses. High levels of achievement in several competencies cannot compensate for inadequate achievement in another competency.
The curriculum was designed with five objectives:
Click here for the complete curriculum structure.
CityU is fully engaged with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC) in an international accreditation process. The AVBC granted a letter of Reasonable Assurance on 9 March 2017 and the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine now has provisional accreditation, meaning that it is "on track" to full accreditation. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has indicated its intention to join the AVBC at the next accreditation inspection of the BVM, due April 2019.
Graduates must be able to meet the AVBC standards and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s (RCVS) competencies to be able to practise as veterinarians. Applicants need to be aware of these standards and competencies before applying for admission to the BVM. Click here to access the AVBC standards and here to access the RCVS competencies. Click here for more information about the requirements derived from these standards and competencies.
Click here for more information about accreditation.