Kadie O’Byrne (Jersey)

Studying the Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Kadie O'Byrne

“I’m from Jersey, so I had no option but to leave home to go to university. I decided on Perth because I had been before on holiday and loved it. It’s such a lovely, clean city and everyone is so friendly.

“Murdoch has a high ranking veterinary school, accredited with the AVMA [American Veterinary Medical Association] as well as with the RCVS [Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons] in the UK. The facilities are excellent – there is a farm on-campus – and there’s lots of hands-on experience right from the start of the course. It is challenging, but it’s enjoyable. The lecturers are fantastic and go to great lengths to make sure you’re understanding everything.

“The University is in the perfect spot, just outside Perth and next to Fremantle, a bustling harbour town with shops, clubs, pubs and parks. Public transport is good, so it’s easy to get around. Living here is like living in a holiday! There are some great places to see in Western Australia – in the south there are wineries, great surf and beaches, and in the north amazing deserts, beaches and fishing. You are never lost for something to do!

“The course itself is great. My advice to anyone looking into doing this would be: Do your homework very carefully. Look at the course breakdowns in detail, to get an idea of how much you will enjoy one over another. It plays a key role in finding the right university for you. The vet science course is challenging, but also fun and enjoyable. The lecturers here at Murdoch are fantastic and go to great lengths to make sure you are understanding and enjoying the course.

“Murdoch’s campus is great, with libraries, a food court, the Tavern and greens for enjoying lunch in the sun. I couldn’t ask anything more of Murdoch or Perth; they both have so much to offer. Would I recommend studying here? Yes, definitely! The University also offers great international student services to help you settle into your new home.”