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.
Head of the Melbourne Veterinary School
Professor Anna Meredith joins us from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she was the Professor and Chair of Zoological and Conservation Medicine and Associate Dean International at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies,
and Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.
She was Head Veterinary Surgeon at the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland for 17 years and established the University of Edinburgh’s Exotic Animal and Wildlife Unit, leading its development into an eight-person team. She has written or edited a range of veterinary textbooks, including chapters in nine British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) manuals, as well as publishing almost 100 scientific publications. She received the BSAVA Blaine Award in 2003 for outstanding contributions to the advancement of small animal veterinary medicine or surgery.
Professor Meredith’s research in conservation medicine examines the interrelationship between ecosystems, animal and human health. She developed an interest in conservation and veterinary medicine at a very early age and she still drinks coffee in her 47-year-old panda mug from joining the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) when she was seven!
Professor Meredith is a Fellow and Specialist in Zoological Medicine of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London and a Specialist in Wildlife Population Health of the European College of Zoological Medicine.
You can read about her work in Pursuit.
Assoc Prof BSc BVMS PhD MANZCVS DECVIM
Director of U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital
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.