Veterinary Clinical Residency: Small Animal Surgery

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science is currently recruiting for a specialty resident in Small Animal Surgery, commencing 1st July 2021.

This three-year, full-time program meets all the requirements of the European College of Veterinary Surgery and will prepare the resident for examination for diplomate status as well as enable a successful applicant to fulfil the credentialing requirements for specialisation through specialist examination by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists if desired. The residency is supported by 2.5 ECVS or ACVS board-certified specialists, one ACVSMR specialist, and 1.5 registrars and the service is staffed by 1-2 additional ECVS residents, 1-2 surgery specialty interns, 6 rotating small animal interns and 6 surgery veterinary nurses.

Residents will manage cases under direct and indirect supervision of a surgeon and interact closely with specialists and residents in many fields to encourage a collaborative approach to learning and patient care. Residents would be required to participate in daily patient rounds, journal club, morbidity and mortality rounds and resident pathophysiology seminars. Residents will be expected to assist in teaching senior veterinary students through lectures, tutorials, practicals and during clinic rotations.

This program requires completion of concurrent Masters degrees with coursework and research. A tax-free stipend of $43,500 pa is available for the most outstanding applicant. The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 May 2021.

Interviews will occur shortly afterwards.

Applications are restricted to veterinarians with a degree registerable in New South Wales. Candidates must have an Honours degree or equivalent as well as Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency.

Applicants must have completed a rotating internship and preference will be given to applicants that have completed a surgical specialty internship.

To apply, please submit an application form and any relevant documentation, as well as two referee reports via email to

For further information:

Phone:            02 9351 8783


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