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Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine)

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected July 2022


Manawatū Campus


If you are interested in a postgraduate programme that is predominantly taught, a postgraduate diploma may be right for you.

Postgraduate diplomas provide education training in specialist disciplines and involve taught courses, although often a project may be included.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Science (Veterinary Medicine) is a course of study open to graduates or those who have been able to demonstrate extensive practical, professional, or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind.

Courses or other work prescribed will be at an advanced level that builds on attainment in the academic field of the prior degree.

Internationally relevant research

Massey University has a unique strength in veterinary public health. We are internationally renowned in this area. You’ll be able to work with and learn from groups that are actively working on different aspects of research and training, including:

  • mEpiLab
  • The EpiCentre
  • IDRec, our infectious diseases centre.

Multi-disciplinary expertise

The area of public health crosses over into many other scientific disciplines. You’ll be able to take advantage of Massey’s expertise and specialised equipment in relevant areas. That could include microbiology, molecular biology, mathematics, genomics and other areas.

Courses for this specialisation

At least 90 credits from

  • Canine and Feline Gastroenterology
  • Canine and Feline Endocrinology
  • Canine and Feline Oncology
  • Diagnostic Imaging for Small Animal Veterinarians
  • Clinical Pathology in Small Animal Practice
  • Canine and Feline Neurology
  • Cardiorespiratory Medicine for Small Animal Veterinarians
  • Avian Medicine
  • Ophthalmology in Small Animal Practice
  • Canine and Feline Emergency Medicine
  • Dermatology for Small Animal Veterinarians
  • Canine and Feline Orthopedic Surgery
  • Canine and Feline Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Advances in Ruminant Nutrition for Veterinarians
  • Calf Medicine, Health and Management
  • Advanced Mastitis Management for the Production Animal Veterinarian
  • Lameness Investigation and Control for Cattle Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Clinical Reproduction and Fertility
  • Advanced Studies in Equine Lameness for Veterinarians
  • Advanced Studies in Equine Diagnostic Imaging
  • Equine Gastroenterology
  • Principles of Veterinary Epidemiology

Plus up to 30 credits from 117, 118 and/or 194 course prefix series.

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