Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine Emphasis) at the University of Queensland

DVClinSci Scholarship: Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine Emphasis)

An exciting opportunity at the School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland, Gatton - an acknowledged leader in veterinary science in Australia.


DVClinSci Scholarship: Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine Emphasis)


Research Environment

UQ ranks in the top 50 as measured by the Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities. The University also ranks 46 in the QS World University Rankings, 42 in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings, 66 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 54 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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

The award

Supervisor – Dr Allison Stewart

The offered position is a 3.5-year program which includes intensive clinical training in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine emphasis) through a formal ACVIM-approved residency program, and if desired, preparation for a Fellowship in Equine Medicine through the ANZCVS, in addition to research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc).

The clinical training component of the DVClinSc program involves contribution to the management of referral internal medicine cases in the Equine Specialist Hospital (ESH) (about 90% of the clinical time) and to the Production Animal Service (PAS) (about 10% of the clinical time) within the School of Veterinary Science. The resident is expected to provide high-quality clinical services both in the ESH and the PAS; ensure hospitalised cases receive excellent care; provide excellent communication to clients and referring veterinarians; contribute to the after-hours service in the equine hospital on a rotating basis and ensure adequate record keeping and billing practices are maintained. In this role, the resident will also be required to be involved in case-based clinical teaching of veterinary science students and interns and will be expected to be involved in some didactic teaching (lectures and practical teaching).

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 within the subject discipline of Equine Internal Medicine. Candidates will be provided with the equivalent of two semesters of dedicated time free from clinical work to allow completion of research activities during their DVClinSc program. Candidates are 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 complete their credentials to obtain the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the Large Animal Internal Medicine specialty. 

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.

A working knowledge of equine internal medicine and willingness to engage with veterinary science and veterinary technology undergraduate students would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

Selection criteria

To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ.

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and International students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement.

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field/s of equine internal medicine and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of research experience though veterinary course work is highly desirable.

Applicants to the program will be evaluated on the basis of their written application, an interview and referee reports. Applicants will be ranked by a panel of at least 3 members of School on the basis of their application and short-listed candidates will be interviewed either in person, or by telephone/skype. The highest ranked qualified candidate will be chosen by consensus.


A living allowance stipend rate is AUD$45,000 per annum (indexed annually), which is tax-free for three and a half years (conditions apply).


For further information, please contact Dr Allison Stewart at or telephone 0432 981 379.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application, you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘EQUINE-STEWART’ in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

See an example of what you have to do

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ


Applications close: 31 March 2021


Job No: 513081


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