Delegates will have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes tour of The Animal Hospital at Murdoch University and the facilities of the School Of Veterinary Medicine.
Murdoch’s School of Veterinary Medicine was the first in Australia to be built as a purpose-designed veterinary teaching and research facility, and this is reflected today in the wealth of integrated, on-site facilities providing animal, clinical and research exposure for undergraduates. Veterinary science was a foundation course of Murdoch University, with the first class graduating in 1979, and since then over two thousand veterinarians have been trained at the university.
Uniquely for a suburban campus, an on-site farm allows production animal handling and clinical skills training within the main university site. Additionally, facilities include spacious multi-purpose teaching laboratories and lecture theatres, a multi-user microscopy teaching facility, an in-house histology and immunohistochemistry laboratory, purpose-designed anatomy and pathology dissection suites, and a world-class anatomy museum. With support from the Veterinary Trust we have recently established a clinical skills centre that will enable our students’ ample opportunity to practice the manual skills and techniques that are required by practicing veterinarians. The Veterinary Clinical Sciences building in the heart of the School houses The Animal Hospital which has divisions dealing with Primary Care, Small Animal Referral, Large Animal Referral, Farm Animal Veterinary Services and Emergency & Critical Care, and a superbly appointed Surgical Teaching Facility.
Delegates will get the opportunity on this site visit to see these facilities up close. The tour includes
- a walk through the animal hospital;
- a visit to the anatomy museum where you can view specimens of zoonotic parasites;
- the new clinical skills laboratory; and
- the surgical teaching facility and a visit to the pathology necropsy suite.