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Wollaston Clinic
59 Mortlake Rd
Warrnambool
VIC 3280

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03 5561 6911
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03 5565 1495

Timboon Clinic
99 Bailey St
Timboon
VIC 3268

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03 5558 6666
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03 5598 3561

Allansford Clinic
260 Ziegler Parade
Allansford
VIC 3277

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03 5561 6911
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Simpson Clinic
190 Barramul St
Simpson
VIC 3266

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03 5558 6666
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03 5598 3561

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 residency training program aims to ensure the ongoing supply of skilled dairy veterinarians in local practice and increase on-farm research that complements industry initiatives. The program is the result of a collaboration with the University of Melbourne, Dairy Australia and the Gardiner Foundation. Read more.

2010 – 2013 Dr Gemma Chuck

Research project - Calf rearing risk assessment

Research on setting targets for morbidity, mortality and live-weight gain for pre-weaned heifer calves in Victoria.

2013 – 2016 Dr Andrew Hancock

Research project - Bull fertility on dairy farms

The reproductive performance of dairy herds in Australia is declining and research into bull fertility will help find some answers. Andrew's project will involve performing pre-joining bull breeding soundness evaluations (BBSE) on dairy herd bulls in south west Victoria. The BBSE is a standardised way of assessing the risk of a bull being sub-fertile/infertile. It involves a general physical examination including an examination of internal and external reproductive organs, collecting semen, and assessing sperm abnormalities. It may also include examining a bull during service to assess the serving capacity/libido of the bull. BBSEs are a commonly used practice in the Australian beef industry, but are underutilised in dairy herds.

2015 – 2018 Dr Joey Rheinberger

Research project - Comparison of a Novel Ovsynch Program utilising early pregnancy diagnosis as a measure of performance in Australian pasture based dairy herds

In recent years the fertility of the dairy cow has rapidly been decreasing and has become an overall herd problem, particularly in the Holstein-Friesian. In the past year there has been some speculation that the current ovsynch programs on the market are not being used at the optimum time. Based on recent studies that have looked at progesterone levels in the cow during the use of the current ovsynch program, a new program has been proposed that will incorporate a second injection of PGF2α on day 8 to increase the probability of atresia of the Corpus Luteum (CL).

Comparison of a Novel Ovsynch Program utilising early pregnancy diagnosis as a measure of performance in Australian pasture based dairy herds