Melbourne veterinary students volunteer in Warruwi

7 August 2015

Responsible dog owners and their pets formed a steady procession to the old CDEP shed on South Goulburn Island recently, making the most of the services offered by a team of visiting volunteer vets.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School
University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences Associate Dean Liz Tudor (right) at the temporary vet clinic in Warruwi with (clockwise from left) veterinary medicine student student Emma Humphreys, veterinary surgeon Cam Raw, veterinary medicine students students Chloe Breakwell and Ella Richardson, and pets galore (Photo credit: The Wire)

Associate Dean at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, Associate Professor Liz Tudor, said this was their eleventh visit to West Arnhem.
“We come out here every year with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of the dogs in West Arnhem,” Dr Tudor said.
“The way in which we achieve this is by surgically desexing dogs, treating them all for external and internal parasites, and humanely euthanasing sick, debilitated and cheeky dogs.”
The seven visiting students, in their final year of studies in veterinary medicine, do not perform surgery, but support a team of five University of Melbourne graduate vets. This year, they made flying visits to Gunbalanya, Minjilang and Warruwi.

Story via The Wire

About the Melbourne Doctor of 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 Melbourne 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 18, 2015; however, as this program can fill quickly, applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications as soon as possible.

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