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.
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences teaches across three campuses: Dookie, Parkville and Werribee.
The faculty 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.
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. Dookie 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 Melbourne Veterinary School 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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- 13 MELB (13 6352)
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+61 3 9035 5511
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- Parkville campus
757 Swanston Street, Parkville
9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
- Dookie campus, Werribee campus & Veterinary Hospital
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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
Graduate Research Opportunities
Work alongside our academic experts and pursue your interests with a Graduate Research Degree.View
A specialised year of study for students who have achieved academic excellence in their undergraduate degree.View
Gain knowledge across a broad range of disciplines.View
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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Welcome! Here you will find resources to help you make the most of your FVAS course. For course enquiries and personalised support or assistance, get in touch with Stop 1, where they can connect you with the full range of student services to support you while studying at the University.
Assessment Information and Policies
Information about assessment at the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, including assignment submissions, extensions and special consideration.
Q Fever Vaccinations
Vaccination against Q Fever is mandatory for students taking specific courses or subjects within the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
Several subjects offered by the University have limited enrolment numbers. These 'quota subjects' are usually laboratory or fieldwork subjects where enrolment capacity is limited by available resources.
Social Media and Photography Guidelines
Information and guidelines regarding photography, video/audio recordings and social media within the faculty.
Student Code of Conduct
Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences students must abide by the following standards and expectations of behaviour.
Writing Style Guide
A guide to help you achieve consistency and accuracy in your writing, formatting and referencing of essays and reports.
We are pleased to advise that, if you’re beginning your course in Semester 1 2022, we will be increasing our on-campus teaching while ensuring commencing students overseas can continue to meet all their learning requirements by using a dual-delivery teaching mode.
If you are coming to Melbourne for the first time or returning to Melbourne after being away please ensure you have had your vaccination status verified before returning to campus.
Enrich your study
Immerse yourself in the available opportunities to improve your employability while you study. Get hands on experience with industry internships, network with peer mentors, prepare for a future career in research or broaden your horizons by studying abroad.
Cross-institutional study enables you to enrol in subjects at other tertiary institutions and have it count toward your degree. Cross-institutional study must be relevant to your current course.
Exchange and Study Abroad
We encourage all our students to take advantage of the University’s global partnerships with leading institutions and study overseas for part of their degree. Immerse yourself in new social, cultural and intellectual environments to broaden your knowledge.
Intensive subjects at Dookie
Doing fieldwork or taking an intensive at Dookie campus is an exciting and enriching experience. This guide contains all the information you need to make the most of your time at Dookie.
Industry internships provide you with opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills you’ve developed with genuine, hands-on work experience. They can even lead to other opportunities for work or study and can help you decide the career path you'd like to follow.
There are a range of mentoring programs available to students of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Research Project Subjects
A coursework research project subject is an opportunity to undertake detailed independent study on an issue under the guidance of an academic supervisor.
The Dookie semester combines what’s happening on the Dookie Farm and surrounding region, with your studies and gives you an opportunity to get real life experience.
Honours is a one-year program building upon your undergraduate degree that will draw together your previous studies and focus your knowledge, skills and intellect on original research.
Student life and support
Get more out of your time at university. Connect with like-minded students through our various clubs and societies. Access support services and see the range of scholarships, grants and bursaries available to help support your studies.
FVAS Student Award for Diversity and Inclusion Excellence 2022
This award has been established to recognise overall equity, diversity and inclusion demonstrated by students in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
Clubs and Societies
Joining a club or student society is a great way to continue some of the extracurricular activities you already love, find a new interest or meet like-minded friends from within or outside of your degree.
Scholarships, awards and prizes
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences has a range of scholarships and bursaries to assist you with study and living expenses.
The University of Melbourne offers one of the most comprehensive student support networks in Australia. Find out more about the services available to you as an FVAS student.
The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is committed to the health and wellbeing of our students and enhancing their experiences by providing a range of activities and initiatives.
Current student events
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.
Our facilities and capabilities
Research facilities include the largest agricultural research campus in the southern hemisphere, and the U-Vet hospital which sees over 23,000 animals annually.View
These centres of excellence empower our research strategy through their professional partnerships and cadre of resident specialists.View
Our researchers address challenges and discover opportunities through specialist and cross-disciplinary collaborations within our One Health research strategy.View
Partner or collaborate with us
We welcome collaboration from inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary researchers, industry, government and the not-for-profit sector. Partner with us to play an active role in research outputs and technologies that shape the future.View
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.
News & Pursuit
Discover the latest news, events and public lecture information from the Faculty.
Reconnect with former classmates and celebrate your shared experiences.
Read unique and inspiring stories about your fellow alumni.
Access life-long learning and professional development opportunities.
Take advantage of a wide range of exclusive alumni benefits and special offers.
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Moved house? Secured that exciting new job? Let us know!
For any alumni queries from the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences please contact:
Alumni Relations Team
Phone: +61 3 8344 1746
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, emergency care and specialist referral equine services.
Emergency (open 8am–7pm, Monday to Saturday)
Pets: +61 3 9731 2000
Equine emergency (open 24/7)
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 registered veterinarians from interns to veterinary specialists.
Total animal care
As well as our primary care, we provide access to specialist veterinary services in surgery, medicine, anaesthesia, medical imaging, emergency and critical care, clinical pathology, dermatology, cardiology and equine management.
Emergency department, open 8am-7pm Monday to Saturday
Our emergency and critical care department is open 11 hours a day, six days a week. 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
As a teaching hospital, first and foremost, U-Vet is focused on its responsibility to its students, the industry and the community to produce skilled, job-ready veterinary clinicians. 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 it visits our practice. We thank you for allowing us to involve veterinary students in the care of your pet.
At U-Vet, we are proud to be one of Australia’s leading veterinary and teaching hospitals. We provide comprehensive services, ranging from check-ups through to specialist medical procedures. Our ongoing research is dedicated to finding new ways of maintaining pet wellbeing. To be able to continue to strive for excellence, we need your help.
Join us in our quest to improve the quality of life for pets by supporting our work.
Find out more about how to support U-Vet.
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
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
Established to support our students at the Dookie campus – the largest agricultural education facility in the southern hemisphere.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.
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.
Please contact us
For a confidential discussion about supporting the Faculty please contact the University's Advancement team.
Donations of $2 or more to the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences are tax deductible to Australian tax payers.