Faculty of Veterinary Science

Veterinary Science & Hospital Open Day

Sunday 16 March 2014
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
250 Princes Highway, Werribee


Go behind the scenes of our world-class facilities!

Prospective students, animal lovers and the local community are invited to enjoy Open Day 2014, on Sunday 16 March 2014 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Map of the Veterinary Hospital and Exhibitors

Insightful public lectures from our veterinarians

Hear about what it’s really like consulting, teaching, healing, discovering and working at the forefront of veterinary science, including in our animal ER. Talk to veterinarians about their latest, ground-breaking research.

See the full schedule of public lectures below.

Explore the hospital at your own pace

Go on a self-guided tour of the University Veterinary Hospital. Follow the paw prints for a voyage of discovery.

Watch our interactive demonstrations

Learn how our veterinarians and students solve problems, treat animals, perform procedures, make diagnoses and use state-of-the-art equipment.

Go behind the scenes of animal pathology

The amazing world of animal disease — from the malformed to the malignant. Displays include fresh specimens, museum pots and skeletons.

Get some course advice

Learn more about our internationally-accredited veterinary science course – the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Speak to our veterinarians and staff about this ground-breaking program, and discover other rewarding animal-related careers in agriculture, science, veterinary nursing and equine studies.

Have some free, family fun

Entertaining pet demonstrations will run all day on the Main Lawn, including dog agility and obedience. Child-friendly activities, including face painting, badge making and more! There are a variety of food stalls, as well as a sausage sizzle to raise money for veterinary students and the local Scout group.

Public lecture schedule

All lectures will be held in the Werribee Lecture Theatre.

Time Topic Presenter  
10:00 - 10:40 Course information session on the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program Professor Ken Hinchcliff
Dean of Veterinary Science
10:50 - 11:15 Dog saves dog: Blood transfusions in pets Dr Manu Boller
Senior Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care
11:25 - 12:05 Course information session on the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program (Repeat Session) Dr Jenny Charles
Associate Professor and Head of Small Animal Medicine
12:15 - 12:45 Animals get the same diseases as people Dr Caroline Mansfield
Hill's Associate Professor and Head of Small Anmial Medicine
12:55 - 1:20 Pushing the boundaries: How vets help find cures for new diseases in both animals and people Dr Sam Long
Head of Neurology and Senior Lecturer
1:30 - 2:10 Course information session on the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program (Repeat Session) Professor Andrew Fisher
Professor of Cattle and Sheep Production Medicine
2:20 - 3:00 Horses and laminitis Associate Professor Chris Whitton
Head of the Equine Centre