- DVM Student Pioneers Sheep Stud
The use of Corriedales in agricultural teaching programs by several Mornington Peninsula schools has sparked the setting up of three mini-studs in the region.
- Diploma in General Studies opening doors for students
Current University of Melbourne Bachelor of Agriculture student Carl Young is one of the many who are benefiting. Carl grew up helping his parents maintain a large market garden growing baby salads...
- Food security, healthy animals and people our focus: says new Dean
Acclaimed virologist and academic Professor John Fazakerley has today commenced his role as Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
- Animal welfare gets a boost from SA partnership
Two South Australian research partners have joined the Animal Welfare Science Centre (AWSC) to make the Centre one of the world’s largest animal welfare focused research groups.
- U-Vet equine vets help baby elephant stand.
The two-and-a-half weeks old animal was able to stand for a short period of time after medical staff removed casts from its front legs.
- Farmers, scientists call for bipartisan leadership on climate
Noted agricultural scientist from the University of Melbourne, Professor Snow Barlow, also hoped for more on agricultural climate change adaptation in the 2016 campaign.
- Climate Wines
Professor Snow Barlow talks to Landline about research showing vintages are starting earlier and in some cases becoming shorter in length.
- Australia's equine flu eradication a triumph for vet medicine
The successful eradication of equine influenza from Australia was one of the greatest achievements of veterinary medicine in recent years, a recently published review suggests.
- Climate change: what it means for fruits
By Lauren Hull, University of Melbourne
- Rising temperatures spark 'race to Tasmania' for winemakers
Studies have confirmed that wine grapes are ripening between one and two days earlier each year due to a warming climate.
- U-Vet receives$500K for the felines
A huge thank you to Carole Popham and Christina Dennis who have bequeathed $500,000 to The University of Melbournes U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital! The generosity of these lovely women will benefit...
- The necessity of kindness
We speak to evolutionary biologist and historian of science Prof Lee Dugatkin about displays of altruism in insects, animals and humans, and how the often harsh evolutionary imperatives of survival...
- Unimelb Ag Student wins scholarship
Congratulations to our Bachelor of Agriculture student Xavier Burton who has been awarded a 2016 Horizon Scholarship!
- oztrekk: Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarships applications close...
- Melbourne Student wins Veterinary Cattle Medicine Award
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate Dr Lucy Collins has been awarded the Don Kerr Veterinary Student Award at the Australian Veterinary Association.
- Investment in science education needed
Campus director Ros Gall told the ABC that whoever wins government should prioritise science education to feed a growing demand for agribusiness skills.
- ABC News VIC - Live from Dookie
ABC News Sunday featured an extended Special Report, investigating and exploring in depth the issues that affect rural Victoria, live from the University of Melbournes Dookie campus.
- What’s so super about superfoods? Maybe not as much as...
Whats so super about superfoods? Maybe not as much as you think.
- UVET Conference highlights
Last weekend the University of Melbourne hosted over 60 veterinarians from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for the UVET Emergency and Critical Care Conference and Workshops.
- Pigs and puppies – both love a cuddle
Jean-Loup Raults new research has shown for the first time that pigs release the hormone oxytocin when theyre petted and spoken to kindly.
- Melbourne wins at National Merino Challenge
Melbournes winning team and coaches.
- University of Melbourne prepares for strong showing at National Merino Challenge
National Merino Challenge competitors Hannah Dyer, Hannah Mitchell and Xavier Carew.
- Study bursary win for unimelb B.Ag student
First year University of Melbourne Bachelor of Agriculture student Emily Attard has won a New Zealand study tour bursary at the inaugural SA Sheep Expo last week.
- Melbourne to lead new soil research centre with CAU
The Australian and Chinese governments have provided $1 million each to fund a new soils research centre, led by the University of Melbourne and China Agricultural University.
- Breaking: Pigs like cuddles too
By Dr Jean-Loup Rault, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne
- Putting the chicken before the eggs
By Dr Jean-Loup Rault, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne
- Biosecurity and the beekeeper
One third of all the food we eat is pollinated by bees. Many of the fruits, vegetables and tree nuts (such as almonds) we consume rely on the interaction of blossom and bee.
- How the obesity debate is being artificially sweetened
By Jennifer Lacy-Nichols, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne
- Germ warfare: Young researchers combatting diverse microbe threats
In our annual PhD episode, two young science researchers discuss their investigations of microbes that threaten, respectively, human health and our food supply. We chat with Claire Gorrie about asp...
- Hello pet! Our love can hurt our animal friends
Bioethicist Peter Sande discusses our complicated relationship with animals and the associated moral dilemmas, including how our love for companion animals can actually cause harm and the differenc...
- If your fur baby is too fat, you probably are too
By Katherine Smith
- Plant diseases no match for man’s best friend
My undergraduate degree was in science, with majors in physiology, microbiology, medical laboratory science and environmental science. I later completed a postgraduate teaching degree and studies i...
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Welcome to one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospitals
The University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital is based in Werribee, Victoria.
Our expert and caring team treat over 17,000 animals per year, via the following services:
- General practice (for primary and preventative care)
- Referral practice (for veterinarians)
- Emergency and critical care services – open 24 hours, 365 days per year
- Equine Centre
Emergency and critical care
Dedicated and highly qualified staff
We are a large veterinary practice operating within world-class facilities. Our team of caring and highly-qualified veterinary staff are supported by dedicated veterinary nurses, specialist technicians and administrative staff. We employ over 40 registered veterinarians from interns to senior veterinary registrars.
Total animal care
As well as our general practice, we provide specialist veterinary services in surgery, anaesthesia, radiology, neurology and clinical pathology.
Emergency department, open all hours
Our emergency and critical care department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is supported by modern diagnostic capabilities and on-site pathology laboratories, which enable us to promptly diagnose and manage complex, involved and unusual cases.
Teaching the veterinarians of tomorrow
Importantly, we are also a teaching hospital and research facility. We are committed to educating the veterinarians of today and tomorrow. Students may be allowed to undertake simple procedures, such as administering medication, but most cases require advanced veterinary care that is only provided by experienced veterinarians. We thank you for allowing us to involve veterinary students in the care of your pet.
Our faculty has a proud history of achievement, and we are always striving to build on that by having a strong vision for the future. That’s where we need your help.
Your support helps us in so many ways and makes an enormous impact:
- Scholarships and bursaries– To promote equal opportunity and empowering the best students to become the talented professionals of tomorrow
- Academic excellence and research - By attracting and retaining the best staff and enabling them to undertake innovative and essential research
- World class infrastructure – Building the best and most sustainable environments for teaching, learning and research, equipped with the latest technology
The finances required to achieve our aims are considerable. While government provides a base level of assistance, this alone is not sufficient to achieve excellence in the 21st century.
We invite you to share this exciting journey as we continue to secure the future health of animals, people, communities, land and the environment.
Our aim is to continue to provide an education in veterinary and agricultural sciences that is second to none, to conduct innovative and relevant research, and to exchange knowledge with society – including the veterinary profession, the agricultural sector and the general public.
To do this we need the best equipment, the most up-to-date facilities and the most experienced staff. This all costs money, but with your help we can ensure the Faculty and the University Veterinary Hospital maintains exceptionally high levels of education and service to the community.
How you can help
There are a number of ways you can help:
- Donate to one of our trusts to support academic excellence
- Create a bequest
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- Make a gift today
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Please contact us
For a confidential discussion about supporting the Faculty please contact our Advancement staff:
Peter Moran - Senior Advancement Manager
Tel: +61 3 8001 2420
Donations of $2 or more to the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, including the University Veterinary Hospital, initiatives in Australia are tax deductible to Australian tax payers.