New information following the change in COVID-19 alert levels. massey.ac.nz/coronavirus

 

For help with understanding these important regulations, please watch our video.

Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Master of Veterinary Medicine
MVM

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Master of Veterinary Medicine requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) shall have been awarded or qualified for the Bachelor of Veterinary Science or a veterinary degree considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent to the Massey University Bachelor of Veterinary Science.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Master of Veterinary Medicine shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses selected from the Schedule to the Qualification;

(b) at least 45 credits from Schedule C for the Qualification;

(c) any compulsory courses identified in the Schedule to the Qualification.

Specialisations

3. The Degree of Master of Veterinary Medicine may be awarded with or without a subject.

4. Candidates may complete a subject by passing at least 90 credits in a subject including a research or professional practice course from Schedule C. The requirements for each subject are set out in Schedule A for the Qualification. Candidates must undertake research projects or practica that align with the focus of the subject. Approved subjects are: Companion Animal, Companion Animal Surgery, Production Animal, Equine, Veterinary Business Administration.

Student Progression

5. In cases of sufficient merit, the Degree of Master of Veterinary Medicine may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

6. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates will apply.

7. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

8. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Master of Veterinary Medicine

Schedule A: Subjects

Companion Animal (90 credits)

Selection from

118.751 Canine and Feline Gastroenterology 15 credits
R 195.751

118.752 Canine and Feline Endocrinology 15 credits
R 195.752

118.753 Canine and Feline Oncology 15 credits
R 195.753

118.754 Diagnostic Imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians 15 credits
R 195.754

118.755 Clinical Pathology in Small Animal Practice 15 credits
R 195.755

118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology 15 credits
R 195.756

118.757 Cardiorespiratory Medicine for Small Animal Veterinarians 15 credits
R 195.757

118.758 Avian Medicine 15 credits
R 195.758

118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice 15 credits
R 195.759

118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 15 credits

118.762 Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians 15 credits

118.763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery 15 credits

118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery 15 credits

118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits
R 117.767

Companion Animal Surgery (90 credits)

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

118.763 Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery 15 credits

118.764 Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery 15 credits

Endorsement courses

118.753 Canine and Feline Oncology 15 credits
R 195.753

118.754 Diagnostic Imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians 15 credits
R 195.754

118.756 Canine and Feline Neurology 15 credits
R 195.756

118.759 Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice 15 credits
R 195.759

118.761 Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine 15 credits

Equine (90 credits)

No new enrolments

Selection from

118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits
R 117.767

118.778 Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians 15 credits

118.779 Advanced Studies in Equine Diagnostic Imaging 15 credits

118.780 Equine Gastroenterology 15 credits

Production Animal (90 credits)

Selection from

118.771 Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians 15 credits
R 151.705, 117.761

118.772 Calf Medicine, Health and Management 15 credits

118.775 Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Veterinarian 15 credits

118.776 Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians 15 credits

118.777 Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility 15 credits
R 117.767

Veterinary Business Administration (90 credits)

Selection from

115.723 Accounting I 15 credits

115.725 Leadership and People 15 credits

115.726 Marketing 15 credits

115.739 Special Topic I 15 credits

Schedule B: Elective courses

118.785 Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits
R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

118.786 Applied Veterinary Epidemiology 15 credits
P 118.785 R 118.720, 118.715, 118.815

Schedule C: Research courses

118.851 Research Report (MVM) (45 credit) 45 credits
P 2 x 118.7xx

118.852 Research Report (MVM) (60 credit) 60 credits
P 2 x 118.7xx

118.853 Advanced Profession Practice in Veterinary Science 45 credits
P 2 x 118.7xx (B)

Contact us Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey