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Veterinary science

Improving animal and human health
We have a broad and globally recognised expertise in research across four themes: production animals, companion animals, wildlife and one health.

We are one of a small group of elite veterinary schools outside North America to receive accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Ranked the number 1 veterinary school in the Southern hemisphere and 9th worldwide*, we are recognised internationally as a leading provider of veterinary science education and a key contributor to world’s best practice in the care and welfare of animals and the protection of human health. Our vision is to continue to lead veterinary education and research, focusing on the health, welfare and performance of animals and meeting community needs locally and globally.

*2019 QS World University Rankings

Our research themes

Smiling vet is greeted by a dairy cow in a farm setting


Production Animals

Improving production outcomes by optimising health and welfare.

Immunology and infectious diseases: Pathogens, pests and the immune system
Food safety and quality
Animal reproduction
Ruminant health and production
Poultry health and production
Applied genetics and genomics
Anatomic and clinical pathology
Animal welfare and behaviour
Close-up on a cat's shaved paw


Companion Animals

Advancing the health, welfare and performance of our large and small companions

Feline and canine medicine
Feline and canine surgery
Equine medicine and surgery
Anatomic and clinical pathology
Immunology and infectious diseases: pathogens, pests and the immune system
Diagnostic imaging
Animal welfare and behaviour
Veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics
Applied genetics and genomics
A veterinarian weighs a young koala on a set of scales


Wildlife Health and Conservation

Preserving Australia’s native fauna and globally endangered species.

An elephant spraying water with its trunk


One Health

Safeguarding the health of animals, humans and the environment.

International collaboration and capacity building

Veterinary Education

Regenerative medicine


Antimicrobial resistance and stewardship


Engaging with Indigenous communities

Comparative immunology and pathogen evolution

Comparative oncology

Upcoming event

Tasmanian devil

Fighting the extinction crisis – one Tassie Devil at a time

A free public talk by presented by Catherine Grueber, an evolutionary and population geneticist who strives to use innovative science to help save endangered species. 

Wednesday 16 October 2019
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Button Bar, 65 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Free with registration
Free registration

Saving our sea lions

World first research to show how we can save endangered sea lions

For the first time, a colony of sea lions in Australia will be treated with a topical anti-parasiticide and then monitored long term for health and survival.