- Unique course that combines bioscience and veterinary science to offer wider career options
- Strong focus on the proper care, handling and management of laboratory animals for scientific purposes
- Training that prepares you to assist veterinarians in providing animal medical care and treatment
- Four-month internship with top local or overseas research institutions, life science companies, animal theme parks and veterinary clinics
Our Diploma in Veterinary Bioscience (VBS) is a unique course that combines the strengths of both the veterinary science and bioscience disciplines. In this course, you will be taught how to care for, handle and manage various animals as well as to understand the importance of animal models in the search for new drugs and vaccines.
You will learn about the maintenance, health and well-being of animals through modules such as Animal Anatomy & Physiology, Animal Nutrition and Animal Welfare, Behaviour & Handling. Modules such as Wildlife Conservation & Biodiversity will give you a further understanding of animals in their natural habitats.
This course will also cover the clinical diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases, including modules such as Veterinary Immunology and Pharmacology .
Together with an in-depth knowledge of cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology and genomics, you will have a unique qualification that will give you a head start in a career in biomedical research.
In your final year, you will undertake a four-month internship either locally or abroad. You could be attached to research laboratories, veterinary clinics, and animal theme parks such as the Singapore Zoo.
You will also carry out a research project in your final year. With your knowledge and skills gained in working with animal models, you may help find a cure for diseases that have been plaguing mankind for generations!
VBS graduates enjoy a wide range of careers in the veterinary and biomedical science industries upon graduation. You can become a laboratory biologist and work in research institutions and university laboratories. You can also work as a veterinary bioscientist in animal research facilities and preclinical trial centres. You can even be employed as a veterinary assistant in veterinary clinics and animal hospitals.
Alternatively, you can work in animal theme parks (such as the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari, River Safari, Jurong Bird Park and Underwater World), equine establishments (such as the Singapore Polo Club), animal-related businesses (such as pet shops and pet supply companies), the government sector and animal welfare organisations such as the SPCA.
You can pursue a wide range of degrees including biological science and biomedical science in local and overseas universities. These degrees will advance you further when it comes to careers in life science and biomedical research.
If you want to become a veterinarian, then you can enrol into veterinary medicine programmes offered by universities in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Canada and the US. Other related areas include degrees in Animal Science and Marine Biology from overseas universities.
In fact, Murdoch University in Australia offers our graduates a one-year exemption from their Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery programme!