Clinical Residency Training Program

The Vet Group hosts young research veterinarians from the University of Melbourne as part of the University’s Clinical Residency Training Program. The program is the result of a collaboration with the University of Melbourne, Dairy Australia and the Gardiner Foundation. The research projects have all been invaluable both in developing these veterinarian’s skills and in the findings that can be applied to our dairy herds.  The projects have included:

  • Dr Gemma Chuck’s PhD on the effect of early life events on the lactation and reproductive performance in dairy heifers (2010-2016)
  • Dr Andrew Hancock’s masters on assessment of bull fertility on southwest dairy farms (2013-2016)
  • Dr Joey Rheinberger’s masters researching a new OvSynch program (2015-2018)
  • Dr Alex Crosbie’s masters characterising the relationship between rumination time and peripartum disease events in pastured Australian dairy cattle using an automated health monitoring system (2016-present).

Clinical Research

The Vet Group’s research team regularly undertakes research for external organisations. This includes research for drug manufacturers, industry organisations and other groups. Our team is experienced in the logistics of field trial management, and have extensive postgraduate qualifications in the field of epidemiology and associated statistical analysis.