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.


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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Current Students

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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.

Learn how

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.

Discover research in action

Our talented alumni from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences make valuable contributions to animal and human health, food security and socioeconomic prosperity in Australia and worldwide. 

You are a vital part of our future

Remain involved with your alumni community of over 11,000 professionals and take advantage of industry networking opportunities, career development services, professional and social events and exclusive benefits. We are proud of your contributions and achievements and are always interested in hearing your news. 

Stay connected

  • Tell us what you’re most interested in through your alumni profile and receive tailored news and updates from the Faculty and University.
  • Connect with the Faculty on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook.
  • Read the latest research findings and expert commentary on veterinary treatment and research, animal health and welfare, the science and economics of food production and farming on Pursuit.


Reunions are a great way to reconnect with fellow alumni and catch up on stories from your student days and beyond. If you are organising a reunion, we can assist in contacting your year level and provide practical advice and support.

Contact us

For any alumni queries please contact:

Maree Blackburn - Alumni Relations
Tel: +61 3 8344 8154

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

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

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.

Our faculty has a proud history of achievement, and we are always striving to build on that by having a strong vision for the future. That’s where we need your help.

Your support helps us in so many ways and makes an enormous impact:

  • Scholarships and bursaries– To promote equal opportunity and empowering the best students to become the talented professionals of tomorrow
  • Academic excellence and research - By attracting and retaining the best staff and enabling them to undertake innovative and essential research
  • World class infrastructure – Building the best and most sustainable environments for teaching, learning and research, equipped with the latest technology

The finances required to achieve our aims are considerable. While government provides a base level of assistance, this alone is not sufficient to achieve excellence in the 21st century.

Support us

We invite you to share this exciting journey as we continue to secure the future health of animals, people, communities, land and the environment.

Our aim is to continue to provide an education in veterinary and agricultural sciences that is second to none, to conduct innovative and relevant research, and to exchange knowledge with society – including the veterinary profession, the agricultural sector 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, but with your help we can ensure the Faculty and the University Veterinary Hospital maintains exceptionally high levels of education and service to the community. 

How you can help 

There are a number of ways you can help:

Please contact us

For a confidential discussion about supporting the Faculty please contact our Advancement staff:

Peter Moran
Senior Development Manager
Tel: +61 3 8001 2420

Donations of $2 or more to the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, including the University Veterinary Hospital, initiatives in Australia are tax deductible to Australian tax payers.