Studying veterinary, agricultural or food science at the University of Melbourne gives you the skills and knowledge to apply science to significant real-world  issues.



The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has a range of scholarships and bursaries to assist with study and living expenses.

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The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has a strong international reputation for achievements in research and for its links with industry and stakeholders.

Our academics are experts in the veterinary sciences, agricultural, horticultural and viticultural production systems, agribusiness processes, plant molecular biology and biotechnology, animals and production, soil and plant nutrition, food science and biotechnology and efficient use of water for irrigation and in dairies.

For more information on Honours, Masters or PhD-level research degrees with the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, visit the Courses page.

Research within the Faculty has contributed to increased agricultural productivity; vaccines and diagnostic products that have been commercialised throughout the world; enhanced animal health and welfare; improvements in public health; and contributions to basic understanding of plant and animal biology. Many projects are internationally focused with collaborators in countries throughout the Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, South America and North America and the Faculty has strong relationships with producers and service providers in the veterinary, agricultural, food, health and related industries.

The Faculty is an active partner in a number of ARC Linkage projects, commercialisation activities, and research supporting development of new products and services to the animal related industries.

Our specialist research facilities are available across three campuses: Dookie, Parkville and Werribee.

You are a vital part of our future.

Our talented Alumni

Graduates of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences instantly become part of a talented global network of alumni. Our alumni are making a valuable contribution to the health of society and the environment for humans and animals alike.

Access networking opportunities, social events, professional development and more, as a member of our alumni community. There are many ways to stay connected too.

Our generous friends and supporters

It is through your gifts and donations that we are able to promote equal opportunity via scholarships, attract the best staff, and provide a cutting-edge learning, treatment and research environment. Your help is both vital and appreciated.

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

+61 3 9731 2000
24 hours, 365 days per year

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.