CUTTING-edge facilities at the University of Queensland's (UQ) Gatton campus have attracted attention from the racing industry, keen to get in on the act.
Professor Jonathan Hill, Head of Veterinary Science at UQ Gatton and Rebekah Scotney, Manager, Clinical Studies Centre, School of Veterinary Science were more than happy to discuss and show Rick Fall (Encounter Boarding Kennels) and Ian Rickuss MP some of the specialist small animal facilities at the Veterinary Science Centre at the Gatton Campus.
Mr Fall, who has a large and modern greyhound training facility and boarding kennels was extremely impressed with the quality of the UQ Gatton facilities and equipment available for small animals, particularly dogs and cats.
“Over 50 per cent of the racing greyhounds are located in the Lockyer area,” Mr Fall said.
“This modern facility will be a wonderful benefit to the local greyhound industry.
“It will also benefit other dog and cat owners in the area as the facilities that are world class can be used to treat domestic pets.”
Professor Jonathan Hill said he hoped to build a good relationship with animal owners in the Lockyer region.
He advised that having contacts with people such as Mr Fall, who is prominent in the greyhound and boarding kennel industry would be of great assistance to the School, but was also quick to reassure the public that the clinic is also available to the general public.
For more information on animal programs the Veterinary School offer contact Rebekah via email at email@example.com