You’re either a NAD vet or a WNL vet
NAD all the way!
Wow, this is probably the vaguest question I’ve received in a while.
Short answer: go to your local vet.
Long answer: I don’t know what’s wrong with your puppy. Go to your local vet.
Vet Science at CSU IS really exciting! But it’s also exciting all over Australia, so you shouldn’t have any fear of missing out based upon which uni you choose to attend…
Fortunately I’m a bit of a social student so I’ve been to conferences with students and vets from all over Australia which has allowed me to meet a huge range of students. The good news is that vet students no matter where you go are a friendly group of people - we need to be in order to survive the 5-8 years of our study!
As for specifics, I could write an essay on the different courses from my subjective viewpoint as a CSU student - totally the best uni ;). However I think it would be of little benefit to you. The best advice I could give you would be to visit each individual universities websites. That information will be working to impress upon you the impressiveness of the particular course, but at least the bias is clear and even!
You can always email the universities directly with your questions and the admissions staff should be more than willing to assist you with your questions.
Just remember that many courses have additional entrance requirements so make sure to check those out so your application can be accepted!
The great/concerning/exciting/confusing thing about me is that I actually don’t know exactly what I want to do. When I say that it may seem that I am just not passionate enough about any particular area, but the opposite is true! I am far too passionate about everything!
My areas of interest range from food animals (as you said), to horses, to epidemiology, to internal medicine, to anaesthesia, to critical care, to pathology, to wildlife, and to a whole range of other options. I’ve seriously considered a huge range of veterinary careers - virtually all except for orthopaedic surgery (I get that it’s fairly impressive, it’s just not for me). My course has a strong focus on the livestock industries and I have had some wonderful opportunities to be involved in food security in Pakistan. I also live in a rural community, so livestock are a part of everyday life for me. That is, when I’m not at university studying.
The courses in Australia are quite variable. At some universities they will have a postgraduate programme which is similar to that in the states with a required undergrad (normally 3 years in Australia for a single degree) for admission. Other courses like mine at CSU accept undergraduate students as well as postgrads, so there are some students who have entered their veterinary degree directly from high school.