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Mehtaab Singh (Australia) says his connection to agriculture is “almost genetic.”News
Guidelines for mitigating the effects of future bushfires and protecting animals from suffering and pain are the focus of a new study launched this week.News
“Growing up in a rural setting, I loved being around animals, especially livestock,” says Emily Attard (Australia), now in the second year of her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at the University of Melbourne.News
In this Dean’s Research Seminar, Professor Deli Chen highlights the research findings of his team and the grand challenge of the unsustainable use of nitrogen in agriculture.News
Maria Becerril Roman (Mexico) was drawn to the Master of Food and Packaging Innovation by her curiosity about food and drive to improve the health and sustainability of our food systems.News
A new research project will apply expertise from the School of Agriculture and Food to assist farmers in Pacific nations sustainably intensify agricultural production and adapt to a changing climate.News
Smart farming technologies will require agricultural graduates who can combine knowledge of farm systems with next generation digital tools.News
An internationally recognised standard for managing wildlife trade based on known disease risks should be established to prevent the outbreak of new infectious diseases such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus (COVID-19), experts say.News
The key to reducing disease in humans is proactive disease surveillance in animals; we already have the technology to do it say University of Melbourne experts.Animals, Food & You
Keen to hear the latest research into actions we can take to build the resilience of Melbourne’s fresh food supply? Why we should protect farmland on the city fringe and ensure secure water sources? And some practical ways in which consumers and households can help sustain our local food supply?News
Vet school was a journey requiring hard work and commitment for Qiao Yoke, but it helped her fulfil her childhood dream.News
Moving to Australia to study the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine was a decision Michelle made using her instincts... and turned out to be one of the smartest decisions she's made.News
Many students value the applied, outcomes-driven nature of agriculture. Most professionals in the industry need to understand how changes in farming will affect the local environment and businesses’ bottom line, from farmers on a small property, to policymakers making decisions that will affect a region, to researchers developing new breeds of crops.News
The University of Melbourne has advanced in all three main fields of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences in the 2020 Academic Rankings of World Universities’ (ARWU) per-subject measurement of university quality.News
Thanks to her father, Emily Furzer (Australia) knew the scope and depth of studying agricultural science at the University of Melbourne.News
Have you ever wondered what makes sourdough special? Dr Kate Howell, who teaches in the Master of Food Science, explains the science behind our latest obsession in this bite-sized lecture.News
Professor Rebecca Traub’s research over the last decade has been instrumental in demonstrating that the dog hookworm Ancylostoma ceylanicum commonly infects people throughout the Asia Pacific. The parasite spreads between dogs and people through ingestion or penetration of the worm’s larvae through the skin.News
Parasitologist Dr Vito Colella has been awarded a fellowship to fund work to deliver an innovative solution to parasites that infect children and dogs in Cambodia.News
A Bachelor of Agriculture can lead to a wide range of careers, from research to banking, but Emma Tadday (Australia) has known she wanted to work directly with animals on farms since before she started school.News
From 10–11 June, a series of online sessions gave Faculty academic staff and graduate researchers opportunities to further develop important skills for your research career, with a focus on research partnerships.News
After working for five years at agribusiness companies in Argentina, finance and planning professional Angel Rossi saw the Master of Agricultural Sciences as the way to future-proof his career.News
Professor Elizabeth Tudor has been named a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to veterinary science, tertiary education and animal welfare in the 2020 Queens Birthday Honours.News
The apparent simplicity of tiny mycoplasma bacteria belies their complex relationship with their hosts and their importance as chronic pathogens of animals and plants, says Professor Glenn Browning in this online seminar recording.News
University of Melbourne experts say the One Health approach brings together human, animal and environmental health research to tackle some of our biggest issuesHealth & Wellbeing
Ruby Meston’s University of Melbourne journey has taken her from the inner city, to a regional farm, to wineries and, she hopes one day, to a Western Australian sheep station.News
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s National Reconciliation Week theme – In this together – is particularly relevant. Within this setting, Dr Cam Raw, Palawa man, veterinary science alum and Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences PhD candidate, reflects on the importance of heritage and culture and its relevance to his research, the One Health approach, and the West Arnhem Land Dog Health Program (WALDHeP).News
Water-planning experts shows they have vastly differing risk perceptions, which may reduce the chance of innovative practices being implemented finds UDesign
A large team is developing a proposal for the establishment of the One Basin Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), which will seek funding under the Federal Government’s forthcoming call for new research centre bids, expected later this year.News
Researchers have investigated the impact of heat stress in Australian dairy cows grazing summer pastures, revealing high temperature and humidity leads to a significant drop in milk production, but that this can be rectified through the provision of shade and more water troughs.News
Heat stress is a key issue for the dairy industry, but some strategies may help reduce the negative impacts on cows, finds new University of Melbourne research.Animals, Food & You
Associate Professor Lee Berger, whose research upended scientists’ understanding of the role of disease in extinctions and conservation, has been elected a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.News
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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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
A fruitful philanthropic partnership between the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation and the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
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.
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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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Call us on the phone:
- 13 MELB (13 6352)
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+61 3 9035 5511
See us in person:
- Parkville campus
757 Swanston Street, Parkville
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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