Master Online

Veterinary Medicine

Massey University

12 months
33498 USD/year
5914 USD/year
Tuition fee
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This world-leading online education Master of Veterinary Medicine programme at Massey University attracts students from all around the globe.


Massey University’s Master of Veterinary Medicine programme offers practicing veterinarians a flexible, modular system of study via online learning. You may choose from a wide range of small animal, large animal, epidemiology and veterinary business courses, or put them together for a qualification.

You’ll be joining one of the few online distance education programmes for veterinarians that offers the option of completing a qualification.

This qualification is not designed to retrain veterinarians wanting to return to practice. The courses assume a base level of knowledge of learnings in the veterinary degree, and aim to extend veterinarians to a higher level of knowledge and skill. All courses have some assessments that require reporting of clinical material you may have managed.


Your courses will advance your knowledge and skills to an in-depth level beyond that obtained in your primary veterinary degree. Courses can be completed for continuing education or put towards a Master of Veterinary Medicine or other qualification.

Massey University has an excellent reputation for veterinary teaching, with our expert lecturers coming to us from all over the world.

As well as specific knowledge in areas of interest, you will strengthen your:

  • technical knowledge and skills in particular fields of general (non-specialist) veterinary practice
  • ability to explore effective problem-solving strategies within the constraints of general veterinary practice
  • confidence in your skills and in your approach to cases
  • skills in sourcing and evaluation of literature relevant to clinical practice
  • ability to reflect and self-assess your work.

On-campus workshops are held in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Attendance at these workshops is strongly recommended, but not compulsory (with the exception of the capstone contact workshops which are compulsory either in person or online). All courses require a computer and internet access.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Applied Veterinary Epidemiology
  • Research Report
  • Advanced Profession Practice in Veterinary Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


To enter the Master of Veterinary Medicine you will have been awarded or qualified for:

  • a Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), or
  • have a veterinary qualification that can be registered by the New Zealand Veterinary Council or is considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent to the Massey University BVSc.
  • In order to enrol directly into the Master of Veterinary Medicine programme you must have obtained a B grade average in your veterinary degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    5914 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5914 USD per year during 12 months.
  • Domestic students: $8,251.80 - $12,995.70
  • International students: $47,610.00


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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