Internship in Small Animal Surgery

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University (CSU), is inviting applications for an 18 month fixed-term internship position in Small Animal Surgery, linked to a Masters postgraduate degree, commencing in February-March 2018

The successful candidate will contribute to the clinical care of patients at the Small Animal Referral Hospital (SARH) and complete the Master of Veterinary Studies (MVStud), allowing the candidate to advance professional practice through the acquisition of organised and critical understanding of small animal surgery. The position will include development of skills in small animal surgery, critical reflection, clinical research methodology and skills, and advanced communication skills and prepare the candidate for undertaking examination for membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Surgery. 

The position will include involvement in clinic rounds, clinical teaching and seminars. The position requires after-hours and emergency on-call duty under the guidance of senior clinicians at the SARH. Training in research methods, scheduled periods with reduced clinical responsibilities to dedicate to research and mentoring for thesis writing are provided. 

The SARH has state of the art facilities and full surgical equipment, including Computed radiography, CT, endoscopy and ultrasonography equipment and access to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. 

The successful applicant will be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident, have a veterinary degree registrable in New South Wales. A demonstrated interest in small animal surgery plus advanced written and verbal communication skills is desirable. 

The successful applicant will be enrolled as a full-time student in the MVStud 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 of the successful applicant 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:       

Tania Banks or (02) 6933 4706

Kieri Jermyn or (02) 6933 4706

Kris Hughes

Martin Combs 

Applications close on 23th February 2018


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