Clinical Training Programs

Murdoch University
School of Veterinary Medicine

The School of Veterinary Medicine, Murdoch University has vacancies in the following programs for Semester 1, 2020. Additional programs may become available and advertised shortly. 

Residency training programs 

  • Emergency and critical care (small animal)
  • Small animal surgery 

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 is required for completion of the residency training program.  A stipend is offered to students enrolled full‐time in the postgraduate degrees ($40,000 for M1223 + RMT) 

 12 month Specialty training 

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

The Specialty Training Program with a Veterinary Education Emphasis 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 emphasis on veterinary education through concurrent enrolment in a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (G1025). This position would suit a veterinary graduate with some experience, interested in university training or pursuing a residency. Exceptional new graduates will be considered. A taxable stipend of $30,000 is offered for enrolment in G1025. 

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. 

All enquiries can be forwarded to Dr Giselle Hosgood by email   

All applications close 5pm, August 23, 2019.

(Early applications and expressions of interest are encouraged)

A letter of intent, current CV, certified copy of academic transcripts, names of 3 referees, and a certified copy of passport/visa as proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency, or of New Zealand citizenship, should be submitted to . Candidates are chosen after a competitive selection process.


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