Clinical Training Programs 2022

  • One and three-year programs available
  • Annual Stipend $40k+
  • Commencement early to mid-January

Residency Training Programs

  • Emergency and critical care (small animal)
  • Small animal surgery
  • Equine medicine
  • Anaesthesia

The three-year, full-time program allows a successful candidate to fulfil many credential requirements for speciality certification. The residencies are supervised by board certified academic staff through compulsory, concurrent enrolment in three years, full-time postgraduate study at Murdoch University. Sequential completion of a Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies (M1223) followed by a Research Masters in Training degree (M1262) is required for completion of the residency training program.  An annual stipend of $40k+ is offered with concurrent enrolment in M1223 + M1262. Applicants must be able to start the program for Semester 1 in early to mid-January. 

12-month Specialty Training

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Emergency and critical care (small animal)
  • Small animal surgery
  • Anaesthesia
  • Equine medicine and surgery/Theriogenology (combined program)

The Specialty Training Program is a year‐long training program in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in Western Australia. The training program offers experience in a specialty discipline with an opportunity to also gain research experience through concurrent enrolment in an accelerated Research Masters with Training (M1315). This position would suit a veterinary graduate with some experience, interested in university training or pursuing a residency. Exceptional new graduates will be considered. An annual stipend of $40k is offered with concurrent enrolment in M1315. Applicants must be able to start the program for Trimester 1 in early to mid-January.

Application for residency and trainee positions is restricted to veterinarians with a degree that can be registered in Western Australia.  Australian and New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status is required for eligibility for full tuition-fee support. Successful applicants who do not meet citizenship or residency criteria are responsible for International Student Tuition Fees.

To Apply 

Please submit the below documents to

  • A letter of intent
  • Current CV
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts
  • Names of 3 referees
  • Certified copy of passport/visa as proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency, or of New Zealand citizenship

Candidates are chosen after a competitive selection process.  

Contact: All enquiries can be forwarded to Dr Giselle Hosgood by email

Applications Close:  30 September 2021 (Early applications/EOI’s are encouraged)


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