Residency in Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

The School of Agricultural, Environmental & Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University (CSU), is inviting applications for a 3.5 year, fixed-term clinical residency position in:

  • Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation,

The position, linked to a professional doctorate degree, will commence in August 2022.

The position will satisfy the credential requirements for specialist examinations in equine sports medicine 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 registered specialists. Requisite training in related disciplines will be provided at the VCC and/or external placements. The VCC has a strong caseload in equine medicine, sports medicine, equine surgery, anaesthesia 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 undergraduate veterinary science student teaching and complete a clinical research project. Training in research methods, scheduled periods 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, 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 and a minimum of one year 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 and additional payment for after-hours duties. Financial support is provided for the research project. 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 Professor Kristopher Hughes ( or Associate Professor Raphael Labens (

Applications close on 10th July 2022.


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