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, 12-hour emergency care and specialist referral equine services.

Our team of caring and highly-qualified veterinary staff treat over 25,000 animals each year supported by dedicated veterinary nurses, specialist technicians and administrative staff. We employ over 40 registered veterinarians ranging from interns to veterinary specialists.

As well as our general practice, we have on site specialist veterinary services in surgery, medicine, anaesthesia, medical imaging, emergency and critical care, clinical pathology, dermatology, ophthalmology, cardiology and equine medicine/surgery.

We also train the next generation of veterinarians and veterinary specialists with the assistance of our academic staff, who are world leaders in clinical excellence and research.

Residency Program

The University of Melbourne is pleased to offer clinical residency training programs for qualified veterinarians wishing to pursue advanced training. Residents will be immersed in their respective specialty area and allied disciplines in a three-year program that comprises clinical work and may include two part-time Masters’ degrees.

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Short-Term Clinical Placements (4 weeks)

Placements are available in: General Practice, Small Animal Referral Medicine, Small Animal Referral Surgery, Diagnostic Imaging, Anaesthesiology, Emergency and Critical Care, Neurology, Equine, Clinical Pathology

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Management Team

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Professor Anna Meredith
OBE MA VetMB PhD Cert LAS DZooMed DipECZM FRCVS

Head of 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.

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Professor Josh Slater
BVM&S PhD DipECEIM

Head of Veterinary Clinical Sciences


Professor Josh Slater is an equine infectious disease expert who began with the University of Melbourne in December 2018. He had joined us from the Royal Veterinary College, London, one of the world’s leading veterinary schools where he held the position of Professor of Equine Clinical Studies and Director of the Equine Referral Hospital.

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Financing your visit

The staff at the U-Vet Hospital are committed to excellent care to all clients and patients. The fees associated with our services ensure that we can continue to deliver specialist knowledge, emergency and critical care to your animals.

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