After-Hours Contact

If you have an AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY please ring the appropriate number below

Companion animals

(03) 5331 1533


0428 346 756


Academic Associate Program

Ballarat Veterinary Practice participates in the Academic Associate Program of all of the major veterinary universities in Australia and selected international universities.

Below is a summary of the two areas of our practice in which veterinary students can participate.

PLEASE NOTE : This program is for university, not secondary school work experience students.

At a glance...



Small Animal

Academic Associate

Dr Brian Anderson & Dr Andrew Cust

Dr Aaron Luttrell

Address of Practice

54 Midas Rd
Miners Rest, Victoria, 3352

1410 Sturt St,
Ballarat, Victoria, 3350

Contact Details

Ph: (03) 5334 6756

Ph : (03) 5331 1533
Fax : (03) 5331 3337

Alternate Contact

Gayle Dridan

Administration Manager

(03) 5334 6756

Claire McAteer 

Human Resources Manager

(03) 5333 5959

Type of Practice

100% Equine


60% Canine

30% Feline

10% Avian/exotics

Surgical Services

Three full time equine surgeons operating a surgical referral facility for Melbourne and a wide area of Western Victoria

Three orthopaedic surgeons operating a varied caseload accepting referrals from Western Victoria

Hospital Facilities



Services Provided

  • Primary and referral equine consultations and surgery
  • Digital radiography
  • Scintigraphy ("bone scanning")
  • Ultrasonography
  • ECG
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Laparoscopy
  • Video Endoscopy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

 For further information about the program visit:



  • Primary consultations and surgery
  • Digital radiography
  • BAER hearing testing
  • Ultrasonography
  • ECG
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Video Endoscopy
  • TPLO for cruciate rupture
  • PennHIP radiographic evaluation
  • Avian Medicine and surgery
For further information about the program visit:

Student attendance times

7:30am to 6:00pm Mon-Fri

8:30am to 6:00pm Mon-Fri

After Hours participation

Encouraged but not mandatory


Recommended times to visit practice

Usually busy all year round, quietest in winter

Usually busy all year round, quietest in winter

Maximum number of students at the same time




Free accommodation available

 Free accommodation available