Residency in Equine Medicine - Charles Sturt University

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

The position will satisfy the credential requirements for specialist examinations in equine medicine (European College of Equine Internal Medicine; 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, sports medicine, equine surgery and theriogenology.

The position 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. Training in research methods, 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.

The successful applicant will be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent Australian resident, 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.

The successful applicant will be enrolled in the DVStud programme and receive a tax-free scholarship of a minimum of $42,000 p.a. and payment for after-hours duties. Financial support is provided for the research project and external placements. 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 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 ( 

Applications close on 1st February 2019


ANZCVS Positions Vacant Disclosure: The ANZCVS distributes information about employment opportunities as a service to its members. The contents and wording of this advertisement have been compiled by the advertiser and in no way reflect an endorsement of the advertiser or the job opportunity by the College, its officers or its employees. Positions Vacant advertisements are accepted for publication on condition that the advertiser indemnifies the ANZCVS, its officers and employees. The advertiser is solely responsible for all actions, suits, claims, loss and/or damages resulting from anything distributed by the ANZCVS on its behalf.