Accreditation & Registration

International Programme Accreditation

City University of Hong Kong is engaged in a process with the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC,, ultimately leading towards international accreditation of the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree programme. The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS, is engaged in the accreditation process under their reciprocal recognition agreement with the AVBC.

The BVM Programme was granted "Provisional Accreditation" by the AVBC after the admission of the first cohort of BVMJ students in September 2017, and the programme is on track to achieve full accreditation by AVBC and RCVS when the first cohort graduates in 2023.


Graduates of AVBC/RCVS accredited schools are expected to be eligible to work as veterinarians in the jurisdictions that recognise these particular accrediting authorities. Besides, individual graduates need to fulfil the registration requirements of any relevant professional bodies, which can include certain minimum fitness to practice standards relating to medical or physical conditions, conduct or competence issues, disciplinary findings, convictions, language skills, etc.

The Dean of the Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences may be required to inform the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong of any substantiated case of major misconduct by a BVM student at the time of the student's graduation. 

Information about registering as a veterinary surgeon in Hong Kong is available on the website of the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Hong Kong:

China's Ministry of Agriculture will also allow veterinary graduates who are Chinese nationals and are registered in Hong Kong or Macau to sit the Chinese National Veterinary Licensing Examination.