Our Werribee campus hosts a veterinary animal hospital, providing 24-hour specialist and emergency care for patients, along with clinical rotations for our Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students.
Greencross Veterinary Hospital at the University of Melbourne
In January 2023, Greencross Pet Wellness Company opened the Greencross Veterinary Hospital at our Werribee campus.
The purpose-built, spacious 3000sqm hospital features 14 modern consultation rooms, three state-of-the-art surgical theatres, a dedicated Emergency and Critical Care ward and advanced diagnostic equipment. The animal hospital is anticipated to treat more than 23,000 animals each year with separate zones for dogs, cats, and exotic pets to minimise interspecies contact and noise.
Greencross Vet Hospital provides a wide range of veterinary services to the local community including a General Practice (GP) clinic, Emergency Service and Specialist Care. The hospital’s highly qualified and experienced team is passionate about pets and committed to providing the very best in veterinary care with exceptional client service.
Previous U-Vet clients
The U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital (U-Vet), which was previously open on our Werribee campus, permanently closed on 24 December 2022.
The University’s partnership with Greencross Pet Wellness Company ensures primary, emergency and specialist veterinary care continues to be available to the local community in a convenient and familiar location.
If you and your pet were a previous U-Vet client and want your patient files transferred to Greencross Pet Wellness Company, please complete this form which will provide the authority for us to transfer your patient file. Note, we will not pass on any details without your written permission.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students – clinical rotations
As part of their studies, our final year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students undertake high quality clinical training rotations at the Greencross Veterinary Hospital at our Werribee campus, with additional clinical training rotations provided by our network of off-campus educational partners.
Clincial training at our Werribee campus will continue to be overseen by our University staff members as part of an ‘embedded distributed’ model for clinical teaching, which is a recognised framework for delivery by veterinary accrediting bodies.
This partnership enables the delivery and excellence of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, allowing our students greater exposure to a broad range of clinical opportunities.
For more information about your rotations please see the Handbook.