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.

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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



Credit Load

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.