Clinical pathology at Sydney Veterinary School
There’s more to studying veterinary science than just spay and neuter. Veterinarians have to be on the cutting edge of the latest veterinary research, and that includes veterinary pathology.
Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services (VPDS) operates within the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney. The VPDS provides high-quality services to the University of Sydney, veterinary profession and research organizations. Their pathologists and highly skilled technical staff ensure a reliable and exceptional service to their clients.
Services offered include the disciplines of haematology, serum biochemistry, clinical microbiology, cytopathology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, parasitology and specimen processing for research purposes.
The Clinical Pathology Lab is equipped to carry out diagnostic haematology, biochemistry, microbiology and cytology. The lab predominantly services the UVTH-Sydney, running routine diagnostic tests on companion animals.
Clinical Pathology is also in a position to offer research groups, from the University of Sydney and external institutions, biochemistry and haematology on its state-of-the-art analyzers. This service is available for lab animals and wildlife on request.
About the University of Sydney Veterinary School
The Faculty of Veterinary Science opened its doors on the March 22, 1910. Sixteen students enrolled in this premier Australian university course in veterinary science. These students learned from skilled practitioners and world-class academics, with access to the know-how of a nation, which was already an emerging power in animal health and production.
Today, Sydney Veterinary School students have the ambition, compassion and integrity that it takes to make great veterinarians; faculty members have the spirit of innovation and leadership that is required to make a leading university; and the school is still based in the heart of Sydney with the university’s own rural facilities on the outskirts of the city.
It has been reported that the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney will introduce a 4-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program for the 2015 intake. Dr Peter White of the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science has stated that while options for entry requirements (e.g., GPA only or combination of other factors) are currently being finalized by the faculty, it is likely that the applications for this program will be open in 2014. This DVM program will be a stand-alone, graduate-entry degree, aimed at students who have already attained a bachelor degree and who are accustomed to the challenge of university studies.
OzTREKK will post detailed information about this program as soon as it becomes available from the University of Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science.