Clinical Residency Training Program

The University of Melbourne is pleased to offer clinical residency training programs for qualified veterinarians wishing to pursue advanced training.

Residents will be immersed in their respective specialty area and allied disciplines in a three-year program that comprises clinical work and may include two part-time Masters’ degrees. If the residency is part of an approved Fellowship training program with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) or relevant American or European Colleges, residents will be eligible to submit credentials to sit certifying examinations with the appropriate Specialty College at the end of the 3-year program. Residency Programs for 2021 will begin in January 2021 and end in January 2024.

The University of Melbourne’s residency training program provides a unique skill set that enables our graduates to pursue clinical and research activities to a very high level. Our residents have been extremely successful in attaining Fellow or Diplomate status. For 2021, training programs may be available in each of the following disciplines:

  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Equine Medicine
  • Small Animal Medicine

More information about the University of Melbourne’s residency program can be found at

Application Process: Applicants to the program will be evaluated on the basis of their written application, an interview (for short-listed candidates) and referee reports. Successful applicants will have: a veterinary degree that is registrable with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria; good written and verbal communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills.

Expressions of Interest should be sent electronically to by 20th of October 2020 and must include a:

  1. Current curriculum vitae,
  2. Letter of intent,
  3. Copy of veterinary school transcript, and
  4. List of three referees with their contact details

The preselected candidates will be contacted on the 23rd of October for an interview on the 26th or 27th of October. The successful candidates will be provided guidance to submit an application to the University of Melbourne’s admission office for the following courses:

  1. Master of Veterinary Science
  2. Master of Veterinary Studies

Following approval of their candidature in the Masters’ degrees by the Graduate School, applicants will receive a formal offer for the residency position. The dual degree program is only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.


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