- 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.
- Sunday10:00amDookie Open Day 2016
- teamunimelb: After a week of blood sweat and tears (that’s a...
- Putting the chicken before the eggs
Animal welfare and farming practices are strengthened by good science, but problems arise when market demand and economic forces drive an industry to make changes without the backing of science-ba...
- Mondelēz partners in Melbourne hub for research into SE Asian markets
- Free range egg labelling scrambles the message for consumers
Australian governments have agreed on a new national standard for labelling free range eggs, in a bid to clear up years of consumer confusion.
- Developing young talent in the Australian dairy industry
In 2014, Mitchell Dodds successfully applied for the inaugural Jakob Malmo Dairy Scholarship. Now in his third year of the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Mel...
- Food production driving up greenhouse gas emissions
Associate Professor Richard Eckard from the University of Melbourne says Australian agriculture produces about 15 per cent of the nations greenhouse gas emissions.
- Dookie banks on the future
In a big draughty shed near Dookie sits a small coolroom which contains what could be the future of the Goulburn Valley if the end of the world arrives sooner than we think.
- Listen: public lecture on health advocacy by Soda Politics author Marion Nestle
Sugary drinks have enabled their makers primarily Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to become multibillion dollar, international industries. These companies spend billions of dollars annually to promote sales ...
- What Coca-Cola isn't telling you about its health funding in Australia
Dr Marion Nestle told Fairfax Media: Coca-Cola promptly delivered on its transparency promise in the US with riveting results. Many health organisations were surprised to learn they were funded by ...
- Professor John Fazakerley appointed as new FVAS Dean
Professor Fazakerley is an internationally respected virologist who has more than 35 years of experience as a director, an academic and a researcher into infectious diseases of animals.
- Agriculture degree programs on the rise at universities
At The University of Melbourne, 198 places were offered, a 30 per cent increase in enrolments on last year, and a different story from the 20 students who enrolled in the degree back in 2009.
- Australian wine under threat from climate change, as grapes ripen early
Snow Barlow, honorary professor of agriculture and food systems at Melbourne University, said vintage dates had been shifting forward at a gradually accelerated rate over the past 30 years and the ...
- Scientists gather to find solutions to livestock emissions
This weekend 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 f...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
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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:
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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.
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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.
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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.