General news

  • New cat virus could shed light on hepatitis B[25 May 2018]

    New cat virus could shed light on hepatitis B

    The discovery of the companion cat hepadnavirus in the same family as hep B in humans could provide clues about the evolution of potentially deadly hepatitis viruses in all species. More

  • How to run a successful vet practice [25 May 2018]

    How to run a successful vet practice

    Building a thriving veterinary practice takes skill. Success stems from a deep knowledge of animal health and welfare as well as sound business acumen. To learn more, we asked alumnus Dr Diederik Gelderman for some pointers. More

  • MAKING DOGS HAPPY Symposium[17 May 2018]

    MAKING DOGS HAPPY Symposium

    It's time to answer one of life's most important questions... how we make dogs happy?! More

  • Australians support a whip ban in horse racing: poll[27 March 2018]

    Australians support a whip ban in horse racing: poll

    An overwhelming majority of Australians favour a whip ban - and most horseracing enthusiasts would not walk away - providing a strong incentive to stop the spectacle of whipping, which science shows does not increase wins. More

  • Chocolate fixes everything - except your pet[26 March 2018]

    Chocolate toxicity

    We asked Dr Mara Hickey, our Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care expert, what are the signs of chocolate toxicity and what to do if you discover your pet has gobbled up your Easter eggs. More

  • Indonesian immersion [16 March 2018]

    Indonesian immersion

    Final-year Veterinary Medicine students, Tate Cowper and Evelyn Au have returned to Australia after completing a student exchange placement with Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia. More

  • Racehorses unaffected by Hendra vaccination: study[8 February 2018]

    Racehorses unaffected by Hendra vaccination: study

    A world-first study led by the University of Sydney has confirmed vaccination against the deadly Hendra virus does not affect the racing performance of thoroughbred horses. More

  • Give chickens whole grain and feed 100 million people[5 February 2018]

    Give chickens whole grain and feed 100 million people

    Adding whole grains to chicken food boosts meat production efficiency and could improve global food security. It's also likely to be good for backyard chickens, says Sydney scientist Amy Moss. More

  • I love a sunburnt country, not a sunburnt dog[24 January 2018]

    I love a sunburnt country, not a sunburnt dog

    To help keep your furry friend safe in summer we asked Dr Beth McDonald, our Veterinary Dermatology expert, tips and tricks to ensure your dog is sun safe. Just like us, dogs are susceptible to sunburn and they are also at risk of burnt paws. More

  • 3 reasons not to fed your dog the Christmas ham[6 December 2017]

    3 reasons not to feed your dog the Christmas ham

    Some of the most common ailments and causes of premature death in companion animals are easily preventable - that's a key finding of VetCompass. More

  • New Head of School and Dean of Veterinary Science[20 October 2017]

    New Head of School and Dean of Veterinary Science

    Professor Frazer Allan will join the University of Sydney as Head of School and Dean of the University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science. More

  • New scholarships gratefully received[4 July 2017]

    Graham Jew

    Two new scholarships are available for students completing their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in memory of Veterinary Science alumni, Graham Jew. More