Vets in Training
Billabong Creek Farm is pleased to be a training partner with Melbourne University Veterinary department.
Dear Mr and Ms Seear
Thank you for your contribution to the education and training of students in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at The University of Melbourne.
Your willingness to be involved in our extramural program by allowing students to undertake placements at your enterprise provides them with invaluable insight into practical animal management. Written reports demonstrated an improved understanding of a dog breeding farm after the placement with you.
We look forward to continuing to work with you as we offer our students a broad range of practical experiences throughout their studies to give the Veterinarians of the future the best education possible.
Professor Kenneth W Hinchcliff
Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science
Dr Stuart Barber
Lecturer in Animal Production and Welfare
Full Member of the AAPDB
Billabong Creek is a foundation member of the Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders.
In order to be a full member of this association, we have had to undergo a very comprehensive Vet audit and having passed this audit, which is undertaken annually along with our local Council audit and inspection, we have achieved current best practice and affirmation with both these inspectorates. The difference between us and purebred associations is that we are not a self regulating body but rather undergo independent inspections and audits so there is avoidance of or suspicion of unethical behaviour from inspectors.
The Australian Association of Pet Dog Breeders is also aligned with the Pet Industry Association of Australia ( PIIA), and accredited with the state of New South Wales giving our breed Association the same recognition by Government as other purebreed associations in that State. Accreditations are also pending for Queensland and Victoria.