Melbourne UVET Emergency & Critical Care Conference

2 June 2016

Recently, the University of Melbourne hosted more than 60 veterinarians from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore for the UVET Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) Conference and Workshops. As part of its Continuing Professional Development program, the university held the conference May 14–15, where participants were encouraged to maintain a clinical approach to managing ECC presentations and gather specific knowledge regarding common ECC cases.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School
UVET Conference (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Participants heard lectures from ECC specialists on initial body systems assessment of emergency patients and initial point of care diagnostics commonly used in general practice.
This was followed by several hands-on workshops where vets could practice emergency procedures and test their knowledge with case examples.
During the Diagnostic Imaging workshop, participants practiced AFAST and TFAST ultrasound techniques.
The Cytology Workshop saw vets examine slides of cavitatory effusions and blood films that correlated to common emergency case examples.
During the thoracic radiology workshop, participants examined radiographs of common emergency presentations and tested their x-ray interpretation skills.
Other workshops included GDV stapling, ECG interpretation, and Blood Gas and Acid Base analysis.
University of Melbourne Veterinary School
UVET Workshop (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne

For anyone who is considering making a life caring for animals, might we suggest studying veterinary medicine? The Melbourne DVM curriculum embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices. It has been developed around five learning domains, which infuse every subject and are based around the attributes of a veterinary scientist:

  • The scientific basis of clinical practice
  • Ethics and animal welfare
  • Biosecurity and population health
  • Clinical skills
  • Personal and professional development

Graduates of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are internationally accredited to work overseas. Graduates have the ability to solve problems, draw on the substantial body of veterinary knowledge, interpret evidence, and to make decisions within a solid professional and ethical framework.
Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 19, 2016

Apply to the University of Melbourne Veterinary School!


Do you have questions about the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at