Greencross has officially opened its 3000 sqm vet hospital at the University of Melbourne in Werribee.
The facility features 14 modern consultation rooms, three state-of-the-art surgical theatres, and specialised wards for high-dependency and intensive care patients.
Dr Liam Donaldson, Clinical Director and Emergency and Critical Care Specialist, said the Greencross Vet Hospital is expected to treat over 23,000 animals each year.
“I’m extremely excited to be leading the team at Greencross Vet Hospital. As a critical care specialist, offering GP services, advanced diagnostic imaging, and specialised care as well as an emergency hospital at the one location is really special and unique as it means we’re able to provide to exceptional care to pet parents.”
Pets in the Werribee area will have access to a full range of services at Greencross Vet Hospital, including high-field MRI and CT scans in addition to radiography, ultrasonography, and fluoroscopy. Small animals and exotic pets can use the GP and expert referral services, and in the upcoming months, 24-hour emergency services are anticipated to be added.
The Greencross Vet Hospital and University of Melbourne are dedicated to fostering academic achievement for the upcoming generation of veterinary professionals in addition to attending to the community’s veterinary needs. Students pursuing a doctorate in veterinary medicine will receive expertise in critical care, general practise, diagnostics, and client communication.
Moira O’Bryan, Dean, Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne, said they are proud of their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine course and remain committed to ensuring high quality clinical teaching and learning outcomes for our students.
“This partnership will allow our students to experience a significant section of their clinical practice here at Werribee and gain exposure to a broad range of clinical opportunities throughout their placement. We are excited to work together to deliver great service and educational outcomes for our students and the community.”
The company’s Vet Services business is led by Dr Michelle Kellaway, Chief Operating Officer, who is a veterinarian with an extensive executive career. She said this is a wonderful milestone and an extremely proud occasion for both Greencross, the University of Melbourne, the cohort of Veterinary Medicine students, and the pet community in the Werribee area.
“Clinical placements are an important part of training for all veterinary professionals. We are thrilled that through our partnership with the University of Melbourne, Greencross veterinarians and vet nurses are able share their experience and knowledge with the next generation.”