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Animal and human health

Solving the global health challenges of the 21st Century

Massey University advances knowledge in human nutrition, animal health and welfare, biosecurity, conservation and sustainable productivity.

We work with governments, universities, national and international organisations and companies to solve the global health challenges of the 21st Century.

Accreditations Accreditations

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Quacquarelli Symonds Veterinary Science

Massey University's veterinary school is ranked first in the world by employers, and we rank 15th for veterinary science in the latest university subject rankings from Quacquarelli Symonds.

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Areas of expertise Areas of expertise

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Programmes Programmes

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Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Master of Agriculture

Master of Veterinary Medicine

Master of Veterinary Science

Master of Veterinary Studies

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Master of Science

Master of Applied Statistics

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Customised courses

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People People

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Projects Projects

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Increasing reliability of manuka honey

Southern Lights Biomaterials

Productive longevity and wastage in commercial ewe flocks

Herb mixes for sheep production

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Massey Facilities Massey Facilities

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Te Puna Whakatipu

Te Puna Whakatipu is a small team within Massey that leads and develops strategic initiatives in the agrifood business space.

It focuses on identifying the big issues where Massey expertise can add value, helps source funding and assembles the best people to deliver on projects that transform the agrifood economy in New Zealand and internationally.

Agricultural Experiment Station

Massey's Agricultural Experiment Station is an international centre of excellence for on-farm teaching and research.

The University sustainably farms 2,000 hectares with 12,000 sheep, 1,000 beef cattle, 1,100 dairy cows and 170 deer, and has a mixed enterprise/grazing/cropping unit.

Find out more about our facilities, capabilities and services by visiting the Massey Agricultural Experiment Station on massey.ac.nz.

International Sheep Research Centre

The International Sheep Centre comprises a network of research providers and industry groups in New Zealand and internationally undertaking quality research consistent with the needs of the Sheep Industry, advancing scientific knowledge of sheep production, welfare, health and biology.

Based at Massey University in the North Island of New Zealand, the International Sheep Centre has access to over 1000 hectares of university land near the campus, providing unsurpassed opportunities to conduct cost-effective research into pastoral sheep production and health.

Massey University veterinary animal services

Massey’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering New Zealand’s most comprehensive veterinary expertise. Final-year veterinary undergraduates work alongside senior clinical staff with postgraduate specialist training and extensive experience to provide the best possible animal care to the community.

We provide veterinary services to the public via our companion animal hospital, equine hospital, farm services clinic, wildlife hospital, and vet referrals.

Equine parentage and animal genetics services centre

Massey University's equine parentage and animal genetics services centre provides DNA-based genetic testing services to enhance the health, welfare and productivity of domestic animals and wildlife.

Tests are available for a range of species, including horses, cattle, sheep, dogs and birds, and our services are available to the equine and beef industries, breed societies and individual animal owners.

We are recognised by the International Society of Animal Genetics.

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