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.
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 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.
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.
Acting Head of the Melbourne Veterinary School
Professor Glenn F. Browning is a veterinary microbiologist with interests in applying an understanding of the fundamental pathogenesis and epidemiology
of infectious diseases to development of solutions to problems in animal health.
Professor Browning is also Director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for Animal Health, a multidisciplinary research centre within the university committed to improving animal health, welfare and production. Among the Centre's achievements are the development of novel attenuated vaccines to control bacterial and viral respiratory diseases of poultry, pigs and cattle, the development of diagnostic assays to improve detection of a wide range of viral and bacterial diseases in animals, and the elucidation of reasons for emergence and spread of infectious diseases in livestock.
Having gained his veterinary degree at the University of Sydney in 1983, he worked at the University of Sydney's Rural Veterinary Centre as a clinical officer in 1984, completed a PhD in veterinary virology at the University of Melbourne in 1988, worked as a Veterinary Research Officer at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh, Scotland, from 1988-1991, and has been a member of staff at the University of Melbourne since 1991.