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Veterinary science

Improving animal and human health
We have a broad and globally recognised expertise in research across four themes: production animals, companion animals, wildlife and one health.

We're one of a small group of elite veterinary schools outside North America to receive accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Furthermore, we're recognised internationally as a leading provider of veterinary science education and a key contributor to world’s best practice in the care and welfare of animals and the protection of human health.

Our vision is to continue to lead veterinary education and research, focusing on the health, welfare and performance of animals and meeting community needs locally and globally.

Production animals

Smiling vet is greeted by a dairy cow in a farm setting

Our research is improving animal production outcomes by optimising health and welfare.

Immunology and infectious diseases: Pathogens, pests and the immune system
Food safety and quality
Animal reproduction
Ruminant health and production
Poultry health and production
Applied genetics and genomics
Anatomic and clinical pathology
Animal welfare and behaviour

Companion animals

Close-up on a cat's shaved paw

Our research is advancing the health, welfare and performance of our large and small animal companions.

Feline and canine medicine
Feline and canine surgery
Equine medicine and surgery
Anatomic and clinical pathology
Immunology and infectious diseases: pathogens, pests and the immune system
Diagnostic imaging
Animal welfare and behaviour
Veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics
Applied genetics and genomics

Wildlife health and conservation

A veterinarian weighs a young koala on a set of scales

Our research is preserving Australia’s native fauna and globally endangered species.

One health

An elephant spraying water with its trunk

Our research is safeguarding the health of animals, humans and the environment.

International collaboration and capacity building

Veterinary Education

Regenerative medicine


Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship


Engaging with Indigenous communities

Comparative immunology and pathogen evolution

Comparative oncology

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