Study veterinary, agricultural or food sciences at the University of Melbourne and join a faculty committed to life-long learning and the application of science to local, national and global issues. We have study options for everyone, including diplomas, research degrees and professional development programs.
Pursue your passion in agriculture, veterinary and food sciences at Australia’s number one university.View
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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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We are a research-intensive faculty dedicated to the advancement of societal, animal and environmental wellbeing through cross-disciplinary and collaborative research spanning agricultural, food, veterinary and biomedical sciences.
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Our researchers collaborate and work cross-institutionally and with industry at the local, national and global level.View
Learning and Teaching
We are committed to the continuous improvement of the student learning experience, and the professionalism and effectiveness of our teaching activities.View
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Graduate Research Opportunities
Ready to take the next step? Learn how you can contribute to the future of agriculture, food and animal and veterinary sciences, as well as agricultural innovation, bioscience and zoonoses.
From bone re-modelling, to rural R and D to the development of vaccines in the fight against parasites, learn about some of the different projects we are working on the faculty.
Remain involved with a talented alumni community of over 12,000 professionals that are making valuable contributions to animal and human health, food security and socio-economic prosperity around the world.
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U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital
The University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities, based in Werribee.
We offer complete animal care to the public including our general practice (primary and preventative care, exotic pet care), a suite of specialist referral services, specialist support services, 24-hour emergency care and specialist referral equine services.
Emergency (Open 24hrs/365 days)
Pets: +61 3 9731 2000
Equine: +61 3 9731 2268
Dedicated and highly qualified staff
Our team of caring and highly-qualified veterinary staff treat over 23,000 animals each year supported by dedicated veterinary nurses, specialist technicians and administrative staff. We employ over 40 registered veterinarians from interns to veterinary specialists.
Total animal care
As well as our general practice, we provide access to specialist veterinary services in surgery, medicine, anaesthesia, medical imaging, emergency and critical care, neurology, clinical pathology, dermatology, cardiology and equine management.
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 contemporary 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. We are committed to educating the veterinarians of today and tomorrow and our clinical teaching program is conducted under the close supervision of the treating veterinarian. Our students are an important part of our practice and provide that extra attention and TLC that your pet will love when they visit our practice. We thank you for allowing us to involve veterinary students in the care of your pet.
Friends of the Werribee Animal Hospital
The Hospital plays a crucial role in the lives of the thousands of animals that we treat each year, as well as the thousands of animals treated elsewhere by talented veterinarians trained by us in the veterinary hospital.
Our aim is to continue to provide education in veterinary science that is second to none, to conduct innovative and pertinent research into the diseases of animals and humans, and to exchange knowledge with society, including the veterinary profession, pet owners 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 and so we have developed the Friends of the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital program to provide a way for interested people to support our work in a meaningful and practical way.
For more information visit Friends of the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital
Your generosity makes an enormous difference to the development of our students, providing them with opportunities to enrich and extend their learning.
Gifts and donations to the Faculty make a real difference. Find out more about the impact of your support.View
Recognise the important contribution made by the two founding Deans of the modern veterinary school by supporting the Professor Blood and Professor Jubb Bronze Busts Project.View
Established to support our students at the Dookie campus – the largest agricultural education facility in the southern hemisphere.View
Animal Pain Management & Rehabilitation Fund
Donate to play a part in creating the U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital Animal Integrative Pain Clinic – the first of its kind in Victoria.View
Research into diseases and diet in pet dogs
We are seeking your support to understand the potential association of food with megaesophagus, and to develop a range of analytics for diet-related studies.
How can I make a gift?
There are so many ways to support the work of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, including donations that support students and academics.
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For a confidential discussion about supporting the Faculty please contact our Advancement staff
Donations of $2 or more to the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences are tax deductible to Australian tax payers.
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences teaches a broad range of veterinary, agricultural, food and biomedical sciences. We strive to be the pre-eminent veterinary and agricultural science Faculty in the Asia-Pacific region and the regional school of choice for veterinary and agricultural science students.
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- Agriculture and Food enquiries
- Veterinary Science enquiries
Call us on the phone:
- 13 MELB (13 6352)
9am – 5pm: Monday to Friday
- From overseas
+61 3 9035 5511
See us in person:
- Parkville campus
757 Swanston Street, Parkville
9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
- Dookie campus, Werribee campus & Veterinary Hospital
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The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has a strong international reputation for excellence in research and for its links with industry and stakeholders. Our research provides valuable input into solving global issues, such as food security for a rapidly growing population, animal health and well-being, and climate change.
The Faculty teaches across three campuses: Dookie, Parkville and Werribee.
The Dookie campus is a focal point for key research, teaching and technology development that is helping to shape the future of agriculture in Australia.
The Dookie campus is situated on 2,240 hectares and consists of a high technology robotic dairy, broad-acre farming crops such as canola, wheat, clover, lucerne and phalaris, and 5000 merino sheep.
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences teaches formative and pre-clinical studies in agricultural and veterinary science at the Parkville campus, which is conveniently located only a few minutes from the centre of Melbourne.
Students of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine develop a rich clinical experience at the University of Melbourne Veterinary Hospital, including a final year of lecture free clinical training.
Many staff members are experts in their field, including several Board-certified experts with extensive and significant international experience. The teaching facilities at the Veterinary Hospital are world class, including the most complete suite of diagnostic imaging equipment in the Asia-Pacific.
The Faculty is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC). Accreditation is also obtained via the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
Dookie Campus general enquiries
940 Dookie-Nalinga Road,
Dookie College, VIC 3647
Ph: +61 3 5833 9200