Doctor of Veterinary Studies and Residency in Theriogenology

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Charles Sturt University

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, is inviting applications for a three year, fixed-term residency position in Theriogenology, linked to a professional doctorate post- graduate degree, commencing in July 2020. 

The position will satisfy the credential requirements of the American College of Theriogenologists and completion of the Doctor of Veterinary Studies (DVStud). The successful candidate will receive advanced clinical and research training in the field of Theriogenology at the Veterinary Clinical Centre (VCC), Charles Sturt University, under the direct supervision of registered specialists. Additional training may be provided by registered specialists at the VCC and/or during external placements. The VCC has a strong caseload covering all aspects of theriogenology, equine medicine, equine surgery and anaesthesia. 

The position will include involvement in clinic rounds, journal club and seminars. After-hours and on- call duty will be performed under the guidance of specialists. Residents also participate in undergraduate veterinary, animal, equine, veterinary technology and agricultural sciences student teaching, and complete a clinical research project. Training in research methods, scheduled periods to dedicate to research, thesis writing training and publication mentoring are provided. 

The VCC has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including transcervical artificial insemination equipment for bitches, laparoscopic AI equipment for ewes, computer assisted sperm analysis equipment (CASA), ultrasound-guided aspirators, phase contrast microscopy for semen morphology analysis, programmed semen freezing equipment, high-end ultrasonographic equipment, endoscopy equipment, computed tomography and radiography, surgical equipment, intensive care facilities and access to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Veterinary Pre-Clinical Centre and Equine Centre at CSU. 

The successful applicant will be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident, have a veterinary degree (preferably with honours) registrable in New South Wales and a minimum of two years of veterinary professional experience. A demonstrated interest in theriogenology, plus advanced written and verbal communication skills are desirable. 

The successful applicant will be enrolled as a full-time student in the DVStud programme and receive a tax-free scholarship of a minimum of $42,000 per annum and payment for after-hours duties. Financial support is provided for the research project and external placements. An allowance for relocation is available. 

Further information and instructions for application through the CSU Admissions Office are available at: 

Applications must contain the following; 

  • Letter of intent
  • Current curriculum vitae, including evidence of veterinary professional experience
  • A copy of the applicant’s undergraduate (and any post-graduate) academic transcript
  • Names and contact details of two referees

 For further information about this position, please contact Cyril Stephen ( or

Allan Gunn (

Applications close on 20th May 2020


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