Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences

Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine



The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences offers the veterinary programme modelled on Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) lines that aspires to international programme accreditation, with a vision to raise the standard of animal health care and the teaching of the veterinary discipline in the region.

Our College envisions to be the premier provider of comprehensive, evidence-based veterinary training, research and service in Asia, with particular emphasis on Emerging Infectious Diseases, Food Safety, Animal Welfare and Aquatic Animal Health.



Major:Veterinary Medicine
Award Title:Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (BVM)
Mode of funding:Government Funded
Programme Code:JS1801 (JUPAS)
1801 (Non-JUPAS)
Tuition Fee:Click HERE for more information
Mode of Study:Full-time
Duration:6 years


The number of credits required to complete the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme is 252 credit. These are distributed through 12 semesters (i.e. 6 years) each of 21 credit units. The maximum study period is 8 years. The requirements of international accreditation and the study themes tailored for the Asian veterinary environment mean that all students study the same courses constituting the 252-credit-unit programme. In additional, there are non-credit bearing curricular milestones, which are compulsory requirements not affiliated with particular courses, but must be satisfactorily completed before a student can advance in the programme. These are:

  1. A TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test) or 100 (Internet-based test), or an IELTS overall band score of 7 and 7 in each category prior to graduation;
  2. the satisfactory completion of VM1001 Pre-EMS Animal Handling Skills prior to commencing VM1002 Animal Husbandry Extra-Mural Studies (EMS);
  3. the satisfactory completion of 12 weeks of VM1002 Animal Husbandry EMS during the Summer Terms or teaching breaks prior to commencing the third year of the programme;
  4. the satisfactory completion of 26 weeks of VM1003 Clinical EMS during the Summer Terms or teaching breaks prior to graduation; and
  5. the satisfactory completion of a register of veterinary skills prior to graduation.


BVM is a 6-year programme designed to train professionally competent veterinarians according to strenuous international accreditation standards.

The first 2 years focus on animal husbandry, animal welfare, food safety, pre-clinical sciences and biomedical sciences, while the following 4 years focus on clinical training with extensive medical experience and on controlling infectious diseases. The 6-year curriculum emphasizes both clinical practice and science-based education to ensure well-rounded veterinarians covering companion animals and farm animal medicine. Our curriculum has been jointly developed with Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, a global leader in veterinary medical education and services.

Our College is equipped with state-of-the-art clinical and practical teaching facilities, with hands-on training including extra-mural studies.

Please click HERE for the complete 6-year curriculum structure, and you can also see below the curriculum plan.