First vets to graduate from JCU

North Queensland’s depleted veterinary profession is about to receive an injection of new blood, when the first cohort of Veterinary Science students graduate from James Cook University.
Five years’ hard work from both staff and students will pay off this month when the first batch of JCU animal doctors enter the veterinary industry.
And the word from the profession indicates that practitioners are poised and ready to snap up this next generation of vets, with many students already securing jobs in country practices in Queensland and elsewhere.

“Before taking on the massive responsibility of training the region’s future vets, we made sure we asked people on the front line what they wanted from our graduates,” Veterinary Science Dean Lee Fitzpatrick said.

“Their responses formed the basis of our integrated curriculum, which has grown to become quite the innovation.

“We have received favourable feedback from vets across the profession and that’s reflected by the jobs being offered to our graduates.

“The end product will speak for itself. It will be an honour to call them colleagues.”

Joshua Berryman is one of more than 40 students anticipating the day he can finally call himself a vet. Continue reading First vets to graduate from JCU