Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science Scholarship: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

School of Veterinary Science
The University of Queensland, Gatton, Australia


The School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland is an acknowledged leader in veterinary science in Australia.

The offered position is a 3.5 year program which includes intensive clinical training in Anaesthesia and Analgesia through a formal residency program accredited by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) and research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc). There is the potential for an accredited program with the American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA).

The clinical training component of the DVClinSc program involves management of anaesthesia and analgesia cases across small and large animal species. The program provides active on-site supervision by registered veterinary specialists and highly qualified clinical researchers. Residents participate fully in the day to day activities of their clinical service including the out-of-hours service. Residents also participate in the training of veterinary students and the provision of continuing professional development to veterinary practitioners.

The research-by-thesis component of the DVClinSc provides students with an opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field related to the residency subject discipline. Candidates will be provided with a total of two semesters of dedicated time free from clinical work to allow completion of research activities. Candidates will also be 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 be eligible to apply to the ANZCVS to sit Fellowship examinations in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

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.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

What We Can Offer

PhD scholarship AUD$45,000 per annum, for 3.5 years.

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How to apply

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Applications close: 17 February 2020


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