2008 Faculty Research Report

Research Performance

2008 Faculty Research Report

The Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney has a distinguished reputation for cutting edge science in research and teaching across a wide range of disciplines.

Areas of traditional strength have been animal health and welfare, anatomy and physiology, surgery, diagnostic imaging, and the animal husbandry areas of reproduction, nutrition and quantitative genetics/genomics in both production and companion animals. Biosecurity and public health are nascent areas of increasing expertise

Dairy science and poultry science have been supported by two foundations since the late 1950’s, making Sydney the regional focus for expertise in research, training and extension. Luminaries who have gained international reputations through the ages include former deans RMC Gunn, Rex Butterfield, John Egerton Alick Lascelles and Marsh Edwards, and departmental heads Terry Robinson and Cliff Emmens.

The Report (pdf) describes the role of many distinguished researchers but, more importantly, how first class research for the benefit of animals and humans has been generated by the current generation of research staff.