University of Melbourne Veterinary Sciences and Butterfly Network Collaborate to Incorporate Butterfly iQ+ Vet into Curriculum

June 28, 2022

University of Melbourne becomes Butterfly Network’s flagship global veterinary education partner

GUILFORD, Conn., NEW YORK, NY, and DOOKIE COLLEGE, Australia – Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE: BFLY), a digital health company transforming care with handheld, whole-body ultrasound, and the University of Melbourne announce an exciting partnership to equip veterinary students with the Butterfly iQ+ Vet for hands-on education and training.

This is the first global veterinary education collaboration for Butterfly Network, which expanded into Australia and New Zealand last year. Butterfly Network has ongoing partnerships with a number of U.S.-based veterinary colleges, including Texas Tech University and Purdue University.

“Empowered with the clinical insights and valuable information obtained using iQ+ Vet, the University of Melbourne’s veterinary classes will be equipped with an advanced assessment tool to deliver more informed decision-making,” said Darius Shahida, Butterfly Network’s Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer. “Students graduating with in-depth knowledge of the benefits of handheld ultrasound will immediately deliver results for their patients, clients, and practices.”

Butterfly iQ+ Vet is the world’s only single probe, whole-body, multi-species imaging solution. The iQ+ Vet is the second-generation of Butterfly’s veterinary ultrasound device and brings sharper imaging, a new procedural guidance tool, and hardware improvements that make the solution more powerful, versatile, and easy-to-use.

“The University of Melbourne has world-class teaching facilities and diagnostic imaging equipment. With the Butterfly iQ+ Vet, our students will get hands-on experience with the latest in hand-held diagnostics. This will help prepare them for careers in modern veterinary practices,” said Professor Josh Slater, Acting Head of School and Head of Department Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Melbourne Veterinary School, University of Melbourne.

Veterinarians and educators can request more information about Butterfly iQ+ Vet at:  

About Butterfly Network

Founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg in 2011 and listed on the NYSE through a merger with Longview Acquisition Corp (NYSE: BFLY), Butterfly Network is the creator of the world's most advanced handheld, single-probe, whole-body veterinary ultrasound system, Butterfly iQ+ Vet. Butterfly’s mission is to enable universal access to superior medical imaging, and part of that mission is to enable the scanning of every animal at each veterinary visit. Through its proprietary Ultrasound-on-ChipTM technology, Butterfly is paving the way for earlier detection and remote management of health conditions around the world. The Butterfly iQ+ Vet can be purchased online by veterinary practitioners in approved countries at the store or by contacting sales.

About University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is a global leader in higher education. Across our campuses we convene brilliant minds from different disciplines and sectors to come together to address important questions and tackle grand challenges. In a disrupted world, that capacity has never been more important. 

Our vision is to equip our students with a distinctive, future-facing education personalised around their ambitions and needs, enriched by global perspectives and embedded in a richly collaborative research culture. As active citizens and future leaders, our students represent our greatest contribution to the world, and are at the heart of everything we do. 

We serve society by engaging with our communities and ensuring education and research are inspired from the outset by need and for the benefit of society, while remaining committed to allowing academic freedom to flourish. In this, we remain true to our purpose and fulfill our mission as a public-spirited organisation, dedicated to the principles of fairness, equality and excellence in everything we do. 

We strive for an environment that is inclusive and celebrates diversity. 

Beyond our campuses we imagine an Australia that is ambitious, forward thinking and increasing its reputation and influence globally. We are committed to playing a part in achieving this – building on our advantageous location in one of the world’s most exciting cities and across the state of Victoria, in a region rapidly becoming a hub for innovative education, research and collaboration. 

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