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The Sydney University Veterinary Society, VetSoc for short, is the official Society for students of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. Formed in 1912, VetSoc is the second oldest student-run society on campus and one of the oldest in the university. Our Society has a long standing history of enriching the lives of members of the Faculty - whether it’s organising our infamous social kegs, supporting the community through charities or stimulating the academic lobe of your cerebrum by supporting the field of research and inviting guest lecturers.

The official logo of the Sydney University Veterinary Society is the centaur - a half-man, half-horse creature from Greek mythology. Although commonly known as uncouth, fierce, lustful, overly indulgent drinking and brawly creatures, one centaur was the exception - Chiron. Chiron was wise and skilled in the art of healing, becoming a great teacher of many Greek heroes and gods. As half-man, half-beast, he symbolises the concept that attention to the welfare of animals has been a proper concern of mankind from ancient times to the present. Chiron has thus not only become a symbol of VetSoc, but in addition many societies and institutions around the globe.



The aims of the Sydney University Veterinary Society are to:

  1. Provide a common meeting ground for the graduates and undergraduates of the Faculty of Veterinary Science

  2. Promote the intellectual culture of its members by means of reading of the papers, delivery of lectures, debates, excursions, etc.

  3. Secure the co-operation of graduates and undergraduates in furthering the interests of the profession

  4. Provide a range of social events to promote cohesion within the faculty


We strive to achieve these aims by undertaking the following activities:

  1. Organising and promoting regular social activities to be held both on and off campus

  2. Contributing to the discussions and Faculty decisions that concern the student body of the Faculty of Veterinary Science

  3. Acting as a point of contact and a source of information for students by being contacted through email, phone and open office.

  4. Organising intellectual events and stimulate discussions by arranging for guest speakers to be present at social events

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