Veterinary Students

Brisbane Bird and Exotics Veterinary Service

191 Cornwall Street
Greenslopes, 4120

(617)321-7353 x3


Veterinary Students

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BBEVS is a busy urban practice that treats exclusively avian species, reptiles and small mammals such as guinea pigs, rats and mice. Cases we see are predominately privately owned pets, although we occasionally see a small number of wildlife cases. Due to the nature of the species we work with, we see a high number of critical care patients. Their care is often very different from other species and in many instances they require experienced personnel to manage them. For veterinary students, this means that BBEVS has minimal practical experience compared to other fields. Please keep this in mind when considering your application.

Note: Graduated veterinarians who would like to see practice at BBEVS, please contact us on (07) 3217 3533.


Veterinary Student Applications

All prospective students must email their application along with a resume and cover letter to Include your full name, university, current year and requested dates.  Not all placements can be accepted due to the large volumes of students that spend time with us. An interest in avian and exotic medicine is preferred. Please use the following calendar to ensure the requested start and end dates are available before submitting the application.

NOTE: This calendar only shows the next 6 months of availability, beyond this the calendar will appear blank but placements are often booked >6 months in advance. Please include your placement date preferences in your email application and we will advise of our availability when responding to your request.

Click here for calendar displaying availability



At this time the universities listed have provided us with up-to-date insurance information. For students from other universities, you will be asked to provide adequate insurance documentation. This must be provided two weeks prior to arrival. Overseas applicants are also advised to consider personal travel insurance in addition to university coverage.

  • University of Sydney
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Melbourne
  • James Cook University
  • Murdoch University
  • Charles Sturt University



Accommodation is not provided.

Accommodation close to the clinic includes:

Greenslopes Motor Inn:

Isla house:

There is also a large number of backpackers and hostels in South Brisbane and the Brisbane CBD.


Overseas Students


Overseas students attending training placements are required by Australian Government legislation to enter the country on a Student Visa. The application process can be viewed here.

A copy of this visa must be supplied two weeks prior to arrival.