Evidence based clinical practice

Focused on the health of companion animals and livestock
Our clinical services provide a conduit to deliver the scientific knowledge and resources of the profession and community to promote the health, welfare and productivity of animals, public health and food security.

Our aims are to provide the students of the School of Veterinary Science with exposure to the use of evidence-based practice in clinical settings as they progress through the degree.

We aim to add to the growing body of evidence in veterinary literature, to provide an expanded basis for this approach.  

Research areas

Key researchers: John House, Sam Rowe, Jennie Mohler.

Livestock production is a key industry for Australia. Our research program focuses on understanding and providing solutions for health, welfare and production-limiting diseases of livestock.

We monitor the health and production of herds and flocks to identify health, welfare and production constraints. Tools derived from or developed by the team and/or through collaboration with others are applied to manage and prevent disease and promote animal health. 

Key researchers: Craig Ruaux, Mary Thompson, Peter Bennett, Christine Griebsch, Lara Boland.

Dogs and cats are an integral component of many households in Australia. Finding solutions to identifying disease risk, obtaining early diagnosis, and efficient and effective monitoring of response of disease to treatment is key to support this animal-human bond.

Prevention of disease and provision of the best care based on evidence, is a key component of the research undertaken.

Key researchers: Peter Bennett, Katrina Cheng.

Research in veterinary oncology is key to improving the care and outcomes for many veterinary patients.

The research in the group is exploring risk factors for the development of cancer in dogs and cats, identifying factors that will help predict the outcome to treatment, reducing the toxicities and effects of current therapies as well as exploring new therapeutics including immune therapies and other novel therapeutics. 

The research group works in a comparative space where lessons from medical research is used to help progress in the veterinary field, and veterinary patients can feed information into medical research.

Key researcher: Wendy Baltzer

Dogs and cats are an integral component of many households in Australia. As is seen in people, dogs and cats can endure chronic joint and other orthopaedic problems.

Research into understanding the development of these diseases and their management is a major component of the work. Rehabilitation to improve recover from surgery and injury is another important area of research.