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Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

New Melbourne Veterinary School students beginning in 2019 will be pleased to hear of the upcoming redevelopment plans for the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science and the Faculty of Science—that means brand new, purpose-built facilities!

New development in Werribee

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

An artist’s drawing of the new Learning and Teaching Building (Image: University of Melbourne)

The University of Melbourne has recently announced that it will be redeveloping its Werribee campus to create a state-of-the-art facility for clients, students, staff and wider community. The planned new five-storey learning and teaching building will improve the delivery of the university’s world-class veterinary education, and will house cutting-edge equipment and purpose-built spaces, including sitting areas open to the public and a new café.

Part of the redevelopment also includes the upgrade to the U-Vet Animal Hospital, which provides world-class treatments for pets as well as the best possible hands-on clinical experience for veterinary students.

Along with new landscaped gardens with improved pedestrian access and an upgraded parking area, there will also be a new emergency section with separate waiting areas for different species and additional consultation rooms.

Throughout the construction, U-Vet will continue to operate 24-hours and provide the same high-quality medical care for animals. Learning, teaching and research activities will also continue. Any changes will be clearly signed and alternative parking will be provided.

The Werribee Redevelopment has been designed in consultation with veterinarians with expertise in animal behaviour. The project aligns with the aspirations of the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Planning Authority and Wyndham City Council.

Western Edge Biosciences project

In tandem with the Werribee project, the Western Edge Biosciences Stage 1 project will, for the first time, bring together the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, and the Faculty of Science into one cohesive precinct.

Melbourne veterinary school announces redevelopment plans

Artist impression of the new U-Vet Hospital
(Image: University of Melbourne)

This world-class building will provide an active and flexible learning environment that has been designed specifically to suit the biosciences. Housing purpose-built wet and dry teaching labs, and various formal and informal learning spaces, the building allows for several classes to run simultaneously within the same area.

The corner of Tin Alley and Royal Parade will be revitalised by the new precinct for future bio scientists, vets and doctors. The precinct has been architecturally designed to reflect the theme of biosciences throughout.

With a rich façade and a welcoming natured-based design, the design aims to blend the interior and exterior spaces. The impressive landscape design references the university’s historical System Garden, which will be visible from the informal areas inside.

The WEBS Parkville program has been undertaken in close collaboration with the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science and the Faculty of Science, including user groups with representatives from each faculty.

Both projects are expected to be completed and ready for teaching in Semester 1, 2019.

Are you interested in studying veterinary medicine at the University of Melbourne?

The University of Melbourne’s four-year, graduate-entry Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree offers veterinary students the best possible preparation for twenty-first-century careers in a rapidly changing and increasingly global workforce. Students can expect to learn the latest theory and practice, with plenty of practical hands-on experience, taught by a team of leading veterinarians.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

Eligible Melbourne DVM applicants must

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.

Selection into the program will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average and above should apply.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about applying to Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Vet Schools Admissions Officer Meghan Strank at meghan@oztrekk.com.

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Join the next Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at the prestigious University of Melbourne? Not many of us in North America can hop on a plane to visit Melbourne’s beautiful campus to find out more about their programs, so they are bringing the information to you!

Prospective international students (and their parents and friends) are invited to join Melbourne for an exciting online event to learn more about the university.

Join the next Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Don’t miss the Melbourne Virtual Fair Sept. 27!

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. (EST)

The Virtual Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Australia’s number one university*. You’ll have the chance to chat online with Melbourne‘s friendly staff and students and find out all you need to know about courses, entry requirements and how to apply.

Register your interest and then log on to the Virtual Fair on Sept. 27 and find out more about the Melbourne experience!

How do I register?

Prospective students and their parents can register now at http://tiny.cc/melbourneVF.

What’s it all about?

The Virtual Fair is just like attending an expo on your computer! Registered participants will be able to

  • get information about the University of Melbourne, their courses and admission requirements;
  • get information about Melbourne—the world’s most liveable city—as well as accommodation options, and student support;
  • chat online with Melbourne staff and current international students to really get an understanding of what it’s like to study in Melbourne; and
  • see and hear video presentations from leading academics and current international students.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne‘s popular schools:

*Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016

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Do you have questions regarding the University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Melbourne DVM student wins Veterinary Cattle Medicine Award

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate Dr Lucy Collins has been awarded the Don Kerr Veterinary Student Award at the Australian Veterinary Association.

Melbourne Student wins Veterinary Cattle Medicine Award

Dr Lucy Collins (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Dr Collins was presented with the award at the 2016 Australian Veterinary Association Conference in Adelaide.

The award is conferred to a final-year veterinary student from one of the veterinary schools in Australia for academic achievement and outstanding commitment to cattle medicine.

Dr Collins studied agriculture at the University of Melbourne prior to starting her Melbourne DVM degree and she has worked on several beef and dairy operations in Victoria.

She currently works as an associate veterinarian at Kyabram Veterinary Clinic where she has gained a wealth of experience in cattle medicine and surgery cases.

The award commemorates the work of the late Don Kerr who passed away in November 1992 while serving as President of the Australian Veterinary Association. Don was an enthusiastic cattle practitioner and dedicated educator of veterinary undergraduates.

Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 19, 2016. Candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

Entry Requirements

Eligible Melbourne DVM applicants must

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.

Selection into the Melbourne DVM will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average and above should apply.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Admissions Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

What are the Melbourne DVM prerequisites?

As with many graduate degrees, the Melbourne DVM program has prerequisites that are required in order for students to be eligible for entry into the program.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Study vet medicine at Melbourne (Photo credit: LJM Photography)

Eligible applicants must have completed

  • have completed an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • have completed prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.
  • submit a personal statement (i.e., description of their interest in veterinary science and related experiences with animals).

The specific prerequisites for graduates are at least one semester of study in each of biology (cellular or general) and biochemistry. A list of approved biochemistry subjects offered by other institutions which are deemed equivalent to biochemistry at the University of Melbourne is available at sc.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/prerequisites. Just scroll down to “Have you already assessed my Subjects?” and click on “International.”

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in agriculture, animal science, biochemistry, biomedicine, physiology or zoology.

Applicants should submit detailed course outlines (i.e., course syllabus) for their cell biology/general biology and biochemistry subjects, to assist the university in determining whether the applicant has completed the program prerequisites.

The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews in order to clarify aspects of an applicant’s application, and students may be asked to provide references or evidence to demonstrate their interest in a veterinary career.

Part of the selection criteria for entry in 2016 and beyond will be consideration of an applicant’s personal statement explaining his or her interest in pursuing a career in the veterinary medicine profession and demonstrating his or her commitment to animal health and welfare. This statement can include details of relevant work experience (paid and unpaid).

Melbourne DVM

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February/March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2016 intake, the application deadline was December 18, 2015. Candidates are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible in order to allow time for the pre-departure process.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about the Melbourne DVM? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Shannon Tilston at shannon@oztrekk.com for more information!

Monday, March 16th, 2015

University of Melbourne DVM prerequisites

Melbourne Veterinary School’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program is always a popular choice among OzTREKK students. As with many graduate degrees, it has prerequisites that are required in order for students to be eligible for entry into the program.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Study veterinary medicine at Melbourne (Photo credit: LJM Photography)

Eligible applicants must have completed

  • an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree); and
  • prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.

The specific prerequisites for graduates are at least one semester of study in each of biology (cellular or general) and biochemistry. A list of approved biochemistry subjects offered by other institutions which are deemed equivalent to Biochemistry at the University of Melbourne is available at sc.mdhs.unimelb.edu.au/prerequisites. Just scroll down to “Have you already assessed my Subjects?” and click on “International.”

Acceptable undergraduate science degrees at Canadian universities include science degrees with majors in Agriculture, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Physiology or Zoology.

Selection into the Melbourne DVM will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average or above should apply.

Applicants should submit detailed course outlines (i.e., course syllabus) to OzTREKK for their cell biology/general biology and biochemistry subjects, to assist the university in determining whether the applicant has completed the program prerequisites.

The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews in order to clarify aspects of an applicant’s application, and students may be asked to provide references or evidence to demonstrate their interest in a veterinary career.

Part of the selection criteria for entry in 2016 and beyond will be consideration of an applicant’s personal statement explaining his or her interest in pursuing a career in the veterinary medicine profession and demonstrating his or her commitment to animal health and welfare. This statement can include details of relevant work experience (paid and unpaid).

University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: December 18, 2015; however, you are encouraged to submit your application as soon as possible in order to allow yourself time for the pre-departure process should you receive an offer.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1-866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

University of Melbourne welcomes Parkville station commitment

Victoria State government plans to commence work on a new multi-billion-dollar underground rail line, with a stop in Parkville, have been warmly welcomed by the University of Melbourne.

Premier Daniel Andrews this week announced the establishment of the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority, paving the way for construction of the Melbourne Metro rail tunnel.

University of Melbourne, Parkville

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The largest rail project in the state since the City Loop, the line would have five stations in total and run underneath Swanston Street. Parkville will be joined on the line by new underground stations at Arden, CBD North, CBD South and Domain.

University of Melbourne acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Margaret Sheil congratulated the government on moving quickly to implement an election promise, which will provide a huge boost to the university and its partners.

“The university is at the heart of the largest biomedical precinct in the Southern Hemisphere that includes 10,000 staff in major teaching hospitals, medical research institutes and biotechnology companies.

“And with last year’s official opening of the Peter Doherty Institute, and the forthcoming completion of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, the area is only growing in importance.

“We are looking forward to working with the State government to enhance access for students and the Victorian community to this growing precinct which is important to Melbourne’s future,” concluded Professor Sheil.

Parkville
Parkville is the University of Melbourne’s main campus. The Parkville campus offers a variety of unique cultural, architectural and landscape features which play an important part in the history of the City of Melbourne and the story of Victoria.

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Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Upcoming University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students is on once again from October 16 to 17 , 2014!

University of Melbourne

Learn more about the upcoming University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students!

Are you wondering what it’s like to study at the prestigious University of Melbourne? Not many of us in North America can hop on a plane to visit Melbourne’s beautiful campus to find out more about their programs, so they are bringing the information to you!

Prospective international students and their parents are invited to join the university for an exciting online event to learn more about the University of Melbourne and their courses.

Register your interest and log on to the Virtual Fair on October 16  to find out more about the University of Melbourne experience!

The Virtual Fair is just like attending an expo on your computer! Registered participants will be able to

  • get information about the University of Melbourne, their courses and admission requirements;
  • get information about Melbourne—the world’s most liveable city—as well as accommodation options, and student support;
  • chat online with University of Melbourne staff and current international students to really get an understanding of what it’s like to study in Melbourne; and
  • see and hear video presentations from leading academics and current international students.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about Melbourne’s popular schools:

Event Details

University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students

Thursday, October 16 – Thursday, October 17, 2014

Ontario time: October 16, 4 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Need to find your local time zone? Visit Time Zone Converter.

The Virtual Fair is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the University of Melbourne. You’ll have the chance to chat online with Melbourne’s friendly staff and students and find out all you need to know about courses, entry requirements and how to apply.

Register your interest at http://go.unimelb.edu.au/925n and then log on to the Virtual Fair on October 16 and find out more about the Melbourne experience!

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Do you have questions regarding the University of Melbourne Virtual Fair for International Students? Please contact OzTREKK at info@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1 866-698-7355. Find out more about the University of Melbourne and about how you can study in Australia!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

University of Melbourne to implement faculty restructure

The University of Melbourne will strengthen its teaching and research in Agriculture and consolidate its courses in Geography, Resource Management and Forestry through proposed changes to faculty structures at the university.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School

Study vet science at Melbourne

Under the changes to be finalized this month, the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences will become the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, with all activities relating to on-farm animal and plant production as well as the Bachelor of Agriculture moving from the Melbourne School of Land and Environment to the renamed faculty.

All teaching and research programs in geography, resource management and forestry will be consolidated within the Faculty of Science and the Melbourne School of Land and Environment will be disestablished.

The university will also continue to expand the number of places available in the Bachelor of Agriculture course and has made a number of recent appointments in this area including new Professors of Meat Quality and Soil Science.

The expanded Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences will assume responsibility for the management of the university’s Dookie campus and the expanded Faculty of Science will be responsible for the campuses at Burnley and Creswick.

The final structure of the revised faculties will be developed in coming months in consultation with staff; however, the changes are aimed at providing greater cohesion for staff and students working and studying in these areas and increased strength in research and teaching and learning.

The changes follow a review into the biological and agricultural sciences at the university, which recommended better consolidation between courses.

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis said: “These changes will lead to better cohesion across our courses and strengthen our teaching and research expertise by bringing like areas together.

“Unifying our agricultural and veterinary sciences will help to solidify our regional focus while better cohesion across the courses will lead to a renewed emphasis for our engagement with industry in these areas.”

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Are you interested in environmental sciences or veterinary sciences? Find out more about studying at the University of Melbourne! Contact OzTREKK Admissions Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call toll free in Canada at 1-866-698-7355.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Melbourne Veterinary School holds clinical trial for dogs with epilepsy

The University of Melbourne Veterinary Clinic is calling for dogs that have drug resistant epilepsy for a new treatment trial.

Melbourne Veterinary School

Veterinary medicine students at the University of Melbourne Veterinary School

There are about three million dogs in Australia with approximately 100,000 suffering epilepsy, but about 30,000 do not respond to drug treatment.

Dr Matthias Le Chevoir, a lecturer in Veterinary Neurology at the University of Melbourne Veterinary School said, “Presently the treatment for dog epilepsy involves anticonvulsant medication and just under half also have side effects.”

“Our non-invasive treatment involves holding a commercially available nerve stimulator device against the neck area of the dog. A pilot study showed it is safe for the animal and provided a decrease in seizure frequency and severity when used three times daily. In one case we found a two-minute treatment could provide relief for up to eight hours,” said Dr Le Chevoir.

Nerve stimulators have been used for the last 25 years to treat headaches and drug-resistant seizures in humans and animals. But these stimulators had to be surgically implanted and so were cost prohibitive.

“This novel non-surgical, non-invasive vagal nerve stimulation could be the effective treatment we are looking for. It’s an accessible way to achieve better seizure control, minimize side effects, and consequently improve quality of life for both the dog and its owner,” said the Melbourne Veterinary School lecturer.

This new treatment will provide a valuable option to veterinary practitioners for the treatment for dogs with complicated epilepsy cases.

Melbourne Veterinary School researchers are seeking at least 25 eligible dogs for clinical trials.

University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program

Program title: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: Late February/early March each year
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA

Entry Requirements

Eligible applicants must have completed

  • an undergraduate science degree (minimum three-year degree with majors in Agriculture, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Physiology or Zoology); and
  • prerequisite subjects including at least one semester of study in each of cell biology or general biology, and biochemistry.

Selection into the University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program will be primarily based on academic achievement. Selection will be based on results (grades) obtained in your final year undergraduate science subjects as well as your second last year (penultimate) undergraduate science subjects, weighted 75:25 toward the final year subjects. Applicants with a 75% average or above should apply.

The University of Melbourne may conduct interviews in order to clarify aspects of an applicant’s application, and students may be asked to provide references or evidence to demonstrate their interest in a veterinary career.

Apply to Melbourne Veterinary School!

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? Would you like more information about studying veterinary programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Melbourne Veterinary School racehorse welfare receives funding

Racehorse welfare is set to improve with the announcement of new funding to the University of Melbourne to reduce the frequency of joint injuries.

Melbourne Veterinary School

Melbourne Veterinary School Equine Centre

The grant from the Victorian State Government and Racing Victoria aims to target the training programs of racehorses to reduce the frequency of joint injury and serious fractures.

Professor Ken Hinchcliff, Dean of the faculty of Veterinary Science said, “We welcome the support from the Victorian Government and Racing Victoria that recognizes the importance of the scientific research needed to further enhance racehorse well-being in the racing industry.”

“We believe this research grant will help to increase the career longevity of thoroughbreds, reduce breakdowns and fatal injuries and improve equine welfare, along with that the associated economic benefits.”

Elite racehorses, like human athletes, can suffer fatigue fractures and have sustained injuries that can prematurely cut short their sporting career.

University of Melbourne Veterinary School researchers have previously examined the fetlocks (ankle) of racehorses and noted an accumulation of micro-fractures on the interface between the cartilage and bone, and speculated that with a well-designed training regime these micro fractures can be managed.

Prof Chris Whitton, Associate Professor Head of the Equine Centre said, “By measuring the accumulation of micro-damage and repair in racehorses our research will help to inform training regimes and equine management practices to reduce the frequency of bone damage and serious injury.”

The University of Melbourne’s Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • a curriculum that embraces the latest clinical technologies and evidenced-based practices;
  • an interesting range of study areas taught in a stimulating way—tapping into the wealth of experience of Melbourne’s team of expert veterinarian;
  • international recognition through accreditation by Australian, North American and British agencies, allowing graduates to easily work overseas;
  • internationally recognized and trained staff with extensive experience in veterinary education, advanced practice and research;
  • a practical and hands-on focus, including a final year of lecture-free practical training in the University of Melbourne’s Veterinary Hospital and at other approved sites;
  • accessibility for local, rural and international students;
  • opportunities to pursue scientific investigations in a dynamic research environment;
  • a strong cohort experience for our local and international students, with active mentorship by Melbourne’s dedicated teaching staff;
  • graduates finish with two degrees: an undergraduate science degree to provide important theoretical foundations in science and the DVM for specialized graduate-level theoretical and practical training in veterinary science;
  • excellent networking, placement and employment opportunities arising from strong national and international links with the veterinary profession, agricultural and animal health industries and research agencies; and
  • flexible, knowledgeable and capable graduates.

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Do you have questions about Melbourne Veterinary School and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) program? Would you like more information about studying veterinary programs at Australian universities? Contact OzTREKK’s Australian Veterinary Schools Officer Rachel Brady at rachel@oztrekk.com or call 1 866-698-7355 (toll free in Canada).