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Residency programs

John Howell Zoo and Wildlife Residency Program - Perth Zoo

The John Howell Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency Program is a collaborative initiative between the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences and Veterinary Trust at Murdoch University and Perth Zoo. This three year full time residency program is based primarily at Perth Zoo. The John Howell Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency Program was named in honour of the contribution to Perth Zoo and wildlife medicine by Emeritus Professor John Howell, foundation professor of veterinary pathology at Murdoch University.

The residency is directed at experienced veterinarians who wish to pursue postgraduate training in the fields of zoo and wildlife medicine. As part of this residency program, the resident undertakes postgraduate coursework, a research dissertation towards a professional doctorate degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science - Zoo and Wildlife Medicine) and is involved with clinical work in all aspects of zoo and wild animal health care.

For further information visit the Murdoch University Veterinary Trust website.

For further information visit the Perth Zoo website.

Further information about the John Howell Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency Program can be obtained by contacting:

Franklin Hynes
Administrative Assistant
Perth Zoo Veterinary Department
Email: Franklin.Hynes@perthzoo.wa.gov.au

Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Residency - New Zealand

The Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Residency Program is a collaborative initiative between the School of Veterinary and Life Sciences and Research and Development at Murdoch University and the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine. This three year full time residency program is based at the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine at Auckland Zoo. The residency is directed at experienced veterinarians who wish to pursue postgraduate training in the emerging new discipline of Conservation Medicine and develop clinical skills working with wildlife.

Conservation Medicine links the three sectors of environmental, animal and human health, thereby opening up opportunities for trans-disciplinary collaboration and expanded insights into the nature and causes of diseases impacting on the conservation of wildlife. As part of this residency program, the resident undertakes postgraduate coursework, a research dissertation towards a professional doctorate degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science - Wildlife and Conservation Medicine) and is involved with clinical work in all aspects of zoo medicine and any related wildlife conservation fieldwork.

Candidates must have a veterinary degree registrable in New Zealand and be an Australian resident or New Zealand citizen.  Further information about the Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Residency Program can be obtained by contacting:

Dr An Pas, Senior Clinical Veterinarian
Conservation and Research
Phone: +64 9 360 3814
Email
: an.pas@aucklandzoo.co.nz