Research, development, training and extension
At the Vet Group we are dedicated to helping the dairy industry progress: from designing and developing clinical trials to delivering extension activities to farmers. We value our professional partnerships with universities and other service providers that enable us to do this.
Dairy industry extension activities
We have been leading participants in dairy industry extension programs for more than 15 years. These include Dairy Australia programs such as Countdown, InCalf, People in Dairy, Top Fodder, CowTime and Healthy Hooves as well as our own HeiferWise and CalfWise programs.
From your farm’s point of view, we can provide staff and manager training from one on one to larger groups at a location to suit you.
The Vet Group team has significant experience in coordinating and running scientific trials. Our staff have various postgraduate qualifications in the fields of epidemiology, dairy cattle medicine and nutrition which enable us to deliver research for a wide range of clients.
The Vet Group is committed to the education and training of students who see their future in animal health. Each year we host:
- veterinary students from universities across Australia (as well as some from overseas!)
- secondary school work experience and TAFE students
- primary and pre-school student groups on tours of our Wollaston and Timboon clinics
We enjoy being involved in school and community projects throughout the Western District.