The $1.4 million collaboration between the Gardiner Dairy Foundation, Dairy Australia, the University of Melbourne Faculty of Veterinary Science and the veterinary clinics was first introduced in 2010. The program encourages highly skilled dairy veterinarians to live and work in rural Victoria and enables practising vets to undertake a Masters at the University of Melbourne, while working and teaching in one of four veterinary clinics in Victorias dairy regions.
Chief executive of the Gardiner Foundation, Mary Harney, was impressed by the strength and vitality of the residents.
What an articulate group of outstanding young people, she said.
Im in awe of the development they have shown during two years since entering the program as keen young veterinarians  From their growth in skills, to their research methodologies, the findings theyre producing for the benefit of local industry and their ability to extend those findings to the general dairy community. It has been amazing. Associate Professor Pyman, Melbourne University.