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.
Pursue your passion in agriculture, veterinary and food sciences at Australia’s number one university.
Gain knowledge across a broad range of disciplines.
- Graduate Research Opportunities
Work alongside our academic experts and pursue your interests with a Graduate Research Degree.
- Continuing Professional Development
Access life-long learning and professional development opportunities.
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.
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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.
- Scientists gather to find solutions to livestock emissions
Next week some of Australias leading agricultural scientists will meet with colleagues from all over the globe to discuss new strategies and technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from ...
- Kinecting with the orang-utans
In a world first, researchers from the University of Melbournes Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces and Zoos Victoria are now trialling their own intelligent projection tec...
- Wednesday 6:30pmSoda Politics: Food and Health Advocacy in Action
- Support helps ease transition from country to city
HAVING grown up on his familys 650-cow dairy farm near Waaia, studying a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne was an obvious choice for Miles Rowlands.
- Demand on the rise for agriculture courses
According to Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) data released today, a total of 198 students have been offered places in this years intake, up from 148 last year.
- SPCA appoints new acting executive director
Congratulations to alumnus Dr Jaipal Singh Gill who has been appointed acting executive director for Singapores Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
- How the obesity debate is being artificially sweetened
- Scientists target star traits for future food security
University of Melbourne and Victorian Government scientists have grown a strain of wheat which not only needs less water, but performs better with 2050s expected concentration of atmospheric carbon...
- Are puppy dog eyes guaranteed to get you a date?
A new study has found that men who own a pet dog are more likely to be seen as relationship material.
- Saturday10:00amWerribee Open Day 2016
- Keeping your pets safe in the silly season
Guzzling down chocolate-covered macadamias? It can be deadly if consumed by dogs.
- University of Melbourne’s Diploma in General Studies gives time to decide
After graduating from high school, choices abound.
- The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP joins graduation celebrations for vet and ag students
The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Federal Member for Goldstein and Minister for Trade and Investment will give the keynote address at todays graduation ceremony for veterinary and agricultural science stu...
- Sunday10:00amDookie Open Day 2016
- Hon Andrew Robb AO MP delivers keynote address to FVAS graduates
The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP, Federal Member for Goldstein and Minister for Trade and Investment will give the keynote address at today’s graduation ceremony for veterinary and agricultural science st...
- China is opening the world’s largest commercial animal cloning plant
Dr Andrew French, who holds an honorary position with the University of Melbournes Centre for Animal Biotechnology spoke to news.com.au about cloning technology.
- Melbourne alumnus takes reins at GippsDairy
New GippsDairy regional manager and University of Melbourne alumnus Allan Cameron said improving the performance of Gippsland dairy farms is his top priority.
- The challenge of predicting metal transfer through the soil-plant-animal continuum
The 24th G.W. Leeper Memorial Lecture.
- Interview with Abdul Jabbar - Odile Bain Memorial Prize winner 2015
Bio Med Central talks to Odile Bain Prize winner Dr Abdul Jabbar, veterinary parasitologist at the University of Melbourne, about his career and his views on parasitological research in Australia.
- Q Fever Outbreak - Landline - ABC
A Q Fever outbreak Western Victoria warns us that as Australian agriculture intensifies, the danger of zoonotic disease outbreaks can increase.
- The next generation of veterinary research
Even though Dr Peter C. Doherty is the only veterinarian to ever receive the Nobel Prizesharing it with Swiss immunologist and pathologist Rolf Zinkernagel, MD, in 1996 in the category of physiolog...
- New tool to help owners manage equine obesity
A study conducted by the University of Melbourne has helped British horse feed manufacturer Spillers to develop a new online tool to make it easier for owners to manage and monitor their horses bod...
- Cattle management needs to keep pace with growing herds
Increasing herd size does not necessarily imply stretched farms keeping unhappy cows but it does bring risk factors, according to a PhD study on Australian units.
- Snake danger on the rise
With summer on the way, pet owners are being warned not to let their dogs or cats become one of the estimated thousands of snakebite statistics recorded in Australia each year.
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
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.