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About U-Vet


About U-Vet - Werribee Vet Hospital Clinic

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.

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.

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.
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.
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.

Management Team

Professor Glenn Browning

Acting Head of the Melbourne Veterinary School

Glenn Browning is Professor in Veterinary Microbiology, Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health and Acting Head of the the Melbourne Veterinary School at the University of Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with First Class Honours at the University of Sydney in 1983, a postgraduate Diploma of Veterinary Clinical Studies in Large Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney in 1984 and a PhD in Veterinary Virology at the University of Melbourne in 1988. He was a Veterinary Research Officer at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh from 1988 to 1991, investigating viral enteritides in horses, then joined the staff of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne, and has been a member of teaching and research staff here since 1991.

He teaches in veterinary and agricultural microbiology. He is a Life Fellow of the Australian Veterinary Association, a Fellow of the Australian Society for Microbiology and Chair Elect of the International Organisation for Mycoplasmology. He is a co-author on 235 peer reviewed research papers and book chapters, has edited two books on recent progress in understanding the mycoplasmas, and has co-supervised 50 research higher degree students.

His research interests include the molecular pathogenesis and epidemiology of bacterial and viral pathogens of animals, the development of novel vaccines and diagnostic assays to assist in control of infectious diseases, and antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine.


Dr Caroline Mansfield

Director of U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital

Caroline grew up in Perth, and graduated as a veterinarian from Murdoch University. She then worked in mixed animal practice before travelling to the UK to work as a locum in small animal practice. Whilst there, she got bitten by a love for small animal medicine; and was lucky enough to complete a residency training program at University College, Dublin in that discipline. She gained her specialist qualifications (Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine) in 2001, and returned to Murdoch University to work as an academic teacher and clinician. She continued her interest in gastroenterology both in clinics and in research, obtaining her PhD in the field of canine pancreatitis.

The move to Melbourne occurred in 2010, and she has been Head of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Melbourne since then, until her recent appointment as Director of U-Vet Hospital. Her clinical research interest in gastroenterology has continued. Caroline is also involved in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, and is Past President of the ANZCVSc Council.

She lives with 1 dog and 1 cat (both rescues), 1 husband and 3 children (not rescued!). Despite the move to Melbourne, she is still a loyal West Coast Eagles fan.