The Faculty of Veterinary Science has a strong international reputation for achievements in research and for its links with industry and stakeholders.
Research within the Faculty has led to some outstanding outcomes including: increased agricultural productivity; vaccines and diagnostic products that have been commercialised throughout the world; enhanced animal welfare; improvements in public health; and contributions to basic understanding of animal biology. Details of previous research projects and activities are available in the University's current Research Report.
The Faculty currently focuses on four research areas: animal production, performance and welfare; infectious diseases, public health and biosecurity; cell biology and morphology; and animal biotechnology.
Many projects cross the University’s departmental/faculty boundaries. All of them have an international focus — with collaborators in many countries throughout the Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, South America and North America.
The Faculty has strong relationships with animal-related industries and in particular with producers and service providers in:
- the cattle and sheep sector through the Mackinnon Project and the Dairy Residents Project
- the poultry industry through the Asia Pacific Centre for Animal Health
- large animal biomedical sciences through the Centre for Animal Biotechnology
- the horse industry through services provided by the Equine Infectious Diseases Laboratory and the Equine Centre
- facilitate clinical research by providing diagnostic services through the Histology laboratory
- Australian wildlife through the Wildlife Health Surveillance Victoria
The Faculty welcomes collaboration with industry and is an active partner in a number of ARC Linkage projects, commercialisation activities, and research supporting development of new products and services to the animal related industries.
This website provides information on our current research programs, our staff and current research opportunities. I encourage you to explore opportunities for research partnerships and for graduate study and research in our Faculty.
Associate Dean, Research and Research Training