Facts & figures
What does it mean to be one of the top universities for veterinary science? It means being taught by world-leading animal and veterinary scientists from the moment a student sets foot on our campuses.
It’s studying in the latest facilities, in small groups to maximise learning, and in courses at the cutting-edge of knowledge in the field.
It means leaving as a globally respected graduate with the experience and skills to make a difference to the health, welfare and conservation of animals all around the world.
And it means undertaking research across a range of specialisations to better tackle the big, complex issues facing the world.
Professor Jacqueline Norris
Head of School and Dean
Professor Paul Sheehy
Deputy Head of School
Ms Tamara Kirby
Associate Professor Jenny-Ann Toribio
Associate Head of Veterinary Education
Professor Jan Slapeta
Associate Head of Research and Research Training
Associate Professor Peter Bennett
Associate Head of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Associate Professor Roslyn Bathgate Associate Head, Research Education
Associate Professor Peter J White
Academic Advisor – Placements, Industry
Dr Lara Boland
Academic Advisor - Placements, Clinical & Preparatory
Professor Jan Slapeta
Equity and Diversity Coordinator
Associate Professor Katrina Bosward
Academic Advisor (Admissions)
Dr Ingrid van Gelderen
Academic Advisor, Sydney
Associate Professor Chris Grupen
Academic Advisor, Camden
Associate Professor Imke Tammen
Academic Advisor, Outcome Assessment
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