DVClinSc scholarship: Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine
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Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):UQ Scholarship (RTP Rate)NON-BANDED ($28,597.00 -
Work type:Full Time - Scholarship
UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific
Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 46 in the QS World
University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66
in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic
Ranking of World Universities.
School of Veterinary Science
The offered position is a 3.5-year program which includes intensive clinical
training in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine emphasis) through a
formal ACVIM-approved residency program, and research-by-thesis training
leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSci).
This position is located at The University of Queensland's picturesque Gatton
Campus. Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College
heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture,
agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour's drive west of
Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton
campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities
including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical
Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern
hemisphere's largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind
tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal
production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and
Supervisor – Dr Allison Stewart
The clinical training component of the DVClinSci program involves contribution
to the management of referral internal medicine cases in the Equine Specialist
Hospital (ESH) within the School of Veterinary Science. The resident is
expected to provide high-quality clinical services, ensure hospitalised cases
receive excellent care, provide excellent communication to clients and
referring veterinarians, contribute to the after-hours service in the ESH on a
rotating basis and ensure adequate record keeping and billing practices are
maintained. In this role, the resident will also be required to be involved in
case-based clinical teaching of veterinary science students and interns and
will be expected to be involved in some didactic teaching (lectures and
The research-by-thesis component of the DVClinSci provides students with an
opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through
independent investigation in a specific field related to the residency within
the subject discipline of Equine Internal Medicine. Candidates will be
provided with the equivalent of two semesters of dedicated time free from
clinical work to allow completion of research activities during their
DVClinSci program. Candidates are expected to participate in research
activities on a part-time basis during other periods in the program.
On successful completion of the program candidates will be awarded the Doctor
of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc) degree. Candidates who
successfully complete the program will also be expected to complete their
credentials to obtain the status of Diplomate of the American College of
Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the Large Animal Internal Medicine
The program includes additional financial support contributing to research
costs and to travel costs for students to attend relevant conferences or
training opportunities. Externship costs are not covered by the program.
A working knowledge of equine internal medicine and veterinary physiology
would be of beneficial.
To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher
Degrees by Research at UQ.
To be admitted as a candidate for the degree of DVClinSc, the applicants must:
hold an approved degree in veterinary science with honours class IIB or
be eligible for registration as a veterinary surgeon with the Veterinary
Surgeons Board of Queensland;
be either Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New
Zealand citizens and
satisfy the Head of School and Dean of the Graduate School that the
applicant is qualified for admission.
Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the
applicant's previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards,
and employment history.
A background or knowledge of research experience though veterinary course
work, peer reviewed publications and completion on an internship or private
veterinary practice experience is highly desirable.
The living allowance stipend rate is AUD$45,000 per annum (indexed
annually), which is tax-free for 3.5 years, with the possibility of 1
extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy (conditions apply).
For further information, please contact Dr Allison Stewart at
email@example.com 0432 981 379
How to apply
To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate
application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request
scholarship consideration on the application for admission.
Before submitting an application you should:
check your eligibility
prepare your documentation
contact Dr Allison Stewart (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss your
suitability for this scholarship
When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative
study section you:
Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative'
Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
Select ‘Other', then ‘Research Project Scholarship' and type in ‘EQUINE-STEWART' in the 'Name of scholarship' field.
See an example of what you have to do
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Applications close: 27 September 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time
Advertised: 09 Sep 2021
Applications close: 27 Sep 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time