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New Life : 27-March-2011
New Life : 27-March-2011

Photographs supplied by Myles Dowling

Sculpture commemorates the centenary of the veterinary school at the University of Melbourne and the proud history that this encompasses.

It also acknowledges the importance of veterinary science to agriculture and to rural life in our vast country. The sculpture depicts an agricultural animal veterinarian, holding a newly delivered calf, while a kelpie watches the pair. Dr Val Sloss, who migrated from Latvia to Australia in the 1950s, agreed to be the inspiration for the veterinarian in the sculpture.

Sloss is fondly remembered by graduates from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s for his very practical approach to the teaching of obstetrics and rural practice and his empathy for animals, students and clients


Address:250 Princes Highway, Veterinary Clinical Centre, Werribee, 3030
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.889355
Long: 144.691819
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture
Monument Designer:Peter Corlett
Monument Manufacturer:Meridian Sculpture Foundation


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 28th November, 2009
Left Side Inscription

In celebration of the centenary of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne.

"New Life"  Learning from the past - Looking to the future.

This sculpture was officially unveiled by Dr Mark Lawrie, BVSc MACVSc CMAVA President, Australian Veterinary Association on Saturday 28th November 2009.

Sculptor : Peter Corlett  Bronze Casting : Meridian Sculpture Foundation

Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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