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Massey University’s Bachelor of Veterinary Technology opens doors to a vast range of careers in the veterinary and animal-related industries. The pre-selection semester is the first step towards studying this degree.
The BVetTech is a three-year degree that is divided into a pre-selection phase and a professional phase.
The Bachelor of Veterinary Technology pre-selection phase is a one-semester programme that you must complete before applying for the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology degree (professional phase).
It takes place over Semester One (beginning late February each year).
During this phase, you’ll complete a range of selection assessments and take pre-requisite courses for selection (or alternates if you are given credit for these courses).
To be accepted into the professional phase of the BVetTech, your grades from the pre-selection semester, along with the results of your selection assessments will be used to compile a ‘selection score’ and ranking for the selection panel to review.
The professional phase of the BVetTech programme starts in semester two (July) of your first year. If you are selected into the professional phase of the BVetTech programme, you will take a range of courses covering everything you need to become a qualified veterinary technologist.
There is a separate application for each phase (pre-selection and professional) of the BVetTech, but not every applicant will need to complete them both.
Before you apply, you can review information on requirements, determining what type of applicant you are, and details of planning your study on the BVetTech planning page.
Massey University’s veterinary programme is ranked in the top 50 universities worldwide by both the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) ranking and ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.
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