Residencies in Equine Medicine and Equine Surgery

The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University (CSU), is inviting applications for three year clinical residency positions in Equine Medicine and Equine Surgery, linked to a professional doctorate degree, commencing in July-August 2019.

The positions will satisfy the credential requirements for specialist examinations (European College of Equine Internal Medicine/European College of Equine Surgery; Australian & NZ College of Veterinary Scientists) and completion of the Doctor of Veterinary Studies (DVStud). The successful candidate will receive advanced clinical and research training at the Veterinary Clinical Centre (VCC) under the direct supervision of specialists. Requisite training in related disciplines will be provided. The VCC has a strong caseload in equine medicine, equine surgery, sports medicine and theriogenology. 

The positions will include involvement in clinic rounds, journal club and seminars. After-hours and emergency on-call duty will be performed under the guidance of specialists. Residents participate in teaching of undergraduate veterinary science students and complete a clinical research project. Scheduled time for research and publication mentoring are provided. 

The VCC has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a high-speed treadmill, over-the-ground endoscope, high-end ultrasonographic and endoscopy equipment, computed tomography, computed radiography, fluoroscopy, ophthalmology equipment, intensive care and isolation facilities and access to a commercial Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at CSU. 

Successful applicants will be Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent Australian residents, have a veterinary degree registrable in New South Wales, honours or equivalent experience and a minimum of two years of veterinary professional experience. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are desirable. 

Successful applicants will be enrolled in the DVStud programme and receive a tax-free scholarship of a minimum of $46,000 p.a. and payment for after-hours duties. A relocation allowance 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 research and/or 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 Associate Professor Kristopher Hughes ( or Associate Professor Raphael Labens (  

Applications close on 14th June 2019


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