The School of Veterinary Science is the centre of veterinary science research in the Faculty of the Science. The School has state-of-the-art laboratories to support a very broad portfolio of research with the primary aim of health and welfare for domesticated animals and the protection of the public from disease associated with animals. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, UQ received a rating of 'above world-standard’ in Veterinary Sciences.

Research in veterinary science crosses over into UQ's Research Strengths in Public Health and Health Services, Genetics and Genomics and Agriculture Sciences, among others. Research in Veterinary Science contributes strongly to efficient and ethical agricultural production, biosecurity and wildlife management. The relationships between animal and human diseases and health and the transmission processes between the two is the core focus of the developing research area of One Health.

Key research areas include:

Read more about our Veterinary Science researchers here, including more information on specific projects, publications and research student opportunities.