Study veterinary, agriculture 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.

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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.

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.

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Current Projects

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.

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Remain involved with a talented alumni community of over 11,000 professionals that are making valuable contributions to animal and human health, food security and socio-economic prosperity around the world.

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For any alumni queries from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences please contact:

Maree Blackburn
Alumni Relations
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Phone: +61 3 8344 8154

Welcome to one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospitals

U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital - University of Melbourne is one of Australia’s leading veterinary hospital facilities, based in Werribee.

We provide veterinary care to the community via our general practice (primary and preventative care), a suite of specialist referral services, 24 hour emergency and critical care services, and specialist referral equine services.

Emergency and critical care

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

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.

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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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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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Call us on the phone:

  • 13 MELB (13 6352)
    9am – 5pm: Monday to Friday
  • From overseas
    +61 3 9035 5511

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Find info on the web:

  • students.unimelb is the comprehensive website for current students at Melbourne
  • ask.unimelb is the University's knowledge database, with answers to more than 800 frequently asked questions

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.

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U-Vet Animal Hospital

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).

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Agriculture and Food Systems
Parkville campus general enquiries

Building 142
Royal Parade
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3052
Ph: 13 MELB (13 6352)
+61 3 9035 5511

Agriculture and Food Systems enquiries

Dookie Campus general enquiries

940 Dookie-Nalinga Road,
Dookie College, VIC 3647
Ph: +61 3 5833 9200

Veterinary Science
Parkville campus general enquiries

Building 400
The University of Melbourne, VIC 3010
Ph: 13 MELB (13 6352)
+61 3 9035 5511

Veterinary Science enquiries

Werribee campus & Veterinary Hospital

250 Princes Highway
Werribee, VIC 3030
Tel: +61 3 9731 2000
Fax: +61 3 9731 2366

U-Vet website