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Watch: U-Vet hospital virtual tour
Join our senior veterinary nurse, Rachael, as she takes you on a virtual tour behind-the-scenes of our hospital.
Listen: How to avoid racehorses' injuries while maximising performance
In this Dean’s Research Seminar, Professor Chris Whitton discussed research led by his team at the U-Vet Equine Centre to develop world-first training guidelines for Thoroughbreds that reduce the risk of injuries and improve detection of issues that may lead to an injury and loss of performance.
How clinical trials can save lives
Nadja blossomed after she was adopted into a loving home, but diarrhea caused by a mystery gut illness left her thin and listless. After her vet’s treatments were unsuccessful, a referral to U-Vet allowed Nadja to enter a clinical trial for dogs suffering from these symptoms. With a special diet and treatments by our specialist, Nadja is back to her energetic self!
Standing CT makes diagnosis a breeze for James
James was referred to U-Vet for fluid in his sinuses, and our new standing CT found the Warmblood gelding had extensive dental disease. After surgery by our specialists, James can breathe easy!
Second opinion a second chance for Rosie
Diagnosed with an inoperable tumour at her regular vet clinic, Rosie was given a second chance at U-Vet. Read how the Head of Surgery Dr Stewart Ryan saved her life by removing the two-kilogram mass.
Dealing with separation anxiety in dogs
People living with a dog suffering from separation anxiety never quite know what they will find when they return home and find it difficult to convey the apprehension they feel. Will their window be broken and the dog has escaped, or will it be exhausted from constant pacing or barking?
From cannon bone fracture to winning at Flemington
After undergoing surgery to repair a medial condylar fracture in the right front cannon bone in August 2018, racehorse Alfa Oro is back to racing with fantastic results.
Service update: Upgraded 3.0 Telsa MRI now available
We are pleased to announce that a new, state-of-the-art 3.0 Tesla MRI machine is now available to patients of U-Vet.
Visit us at Werribee Open Day on Sunday 20 October
Come and explore the newly redeveloped world-class veterinary education facility, home to the Melbourne Veterinary School and U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital.
New treatment for dogs with lymphoma - Seeking participants for clinical trial
Our Oncology service is seeking participants for a new clinical trial which is aimed at improving drug treatments for dogs with lymphoma.
It took a ‘hospital village’ to save Kirah
When Kirah, a 13-year-old boxer suddenly collapsed at home, her owner rushed her to U-Vet Emergency. Read about the combined effort of multiple services that saved Kirah from a ruptured tumour.
Pet Dental Health Month: The importance of oral disease prevention
There is no time to focus on the the oral health of our pets like Pet Dental Health Month. Read about the importance of maintaining good dental health of our pets in preventing serious health issues.
Dogs with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) required for clinical trial. Free treatment usually worth over $3000.
Is your dog suffering from vomiting, diarrhoea and weight loss? Your pet may have IBD and could received free treatment by participating in our clinical trial.
Applications for the 2020 Residency Program closing soon
Are you a qualified veterinarian looking to join our Clinical Residency Training Program in 2020? Applications are closing on Sunday 4 August 2019.
Surgery success for one of Australia’s oldest lions
With the help of Dr Stewart Ryan, Head of Small Animal Surgery, Australia’s oldest lions is on the road to recovery after a remarkable surgery success at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Easter lily warning for cat owners
Often found in bouquets or potted for Easter, lilies are highly toxic to cats and should be looked out for this coming holiday period.
The trouble with grass seeds
Grass seeds can cause irritation and infection to the eyes, ears and paws of our pets. Occasionally they also end up internally where they can cause significant problems that require extensive investigation to diagnose, and major surgery to correct.
Coco says goodbye to incontinence thanks to the first ectopic ureter laser ablation performed at U-Vet
Diagnosed with a congenital abnormality causing incontinence at a young age, Coco the toy poodle is the first patient of U-Vet to receive cutting-edge ectopic ureter laser ablation.
Meeting Mopane: A canine blood donor for the 15th time!
Champion canine blood donor Mopane has just celebrated her 15th donation. Read about the life-saving work of donor dogs and how your pet may be able to help.
Dogs and noise phobia
Many dogs and other animals may suffer from a condition called noise phobia. Noise phobia is different to a simple fear as it is often severe, and rather than serve a purpose like fear (fear of the tiger- run away and survive!) it is actually a maladaptive behaviour.