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Residency Programs with Concurrent Research Masters with Training

Murdoch University School of Veterinary & Life Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine offers advanced clinical training in several specialty disciplines. The clinical training programs are three-year full time residency training positions that are linked to concurrent and sequential enrolment in Masters of Clinical Veterinary Studies followed by a Research Masters with Training degree.

The residency programs provide specialised professional training and experience in a chosen discipline such that the resident will be competent and prepared to qualify (i.e. credentialed) to sit specialist level examinations at the completion of their program. Specialist certification varies by discipline but includes Australian, European and American College certification. The RMT allows the student to gain research experience and produce a publication(s) and thesis, part of the scholarly requirements of the residency training programs.

Residencies are offered in Equine Surgery, Small Animal Surgery, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Dermatology, Emergency and Critical Care, and Anaesthesia. The residencies come available on a cyclic basis and are advertised on the Murdoch University website . Entry into the Masters of Clinical Veterinary Studies/RMT Veterinary Residency program is contingent on successful acceptance into a residency program. Eligibility and selection criteria for residency training vary by discipline but include some postgraduate experience, and possession of a veterinary degree eligible for registration in Western Australia.

Current program directors of residencies include:

Current projects being undertaken by resident/RMT students include

  • Biomechanical evaluation of a rod construct in a cadaveric bone model (Small Animal Surgery)
  • The effects of haemodynamic shock and leukoreduction on cytokine accumulation in canine packed red blood cells
  • Biomechanical comparison of dual bone fixation in an ex-vivo mid-diaphyseal fracture model of the feline radius and ulna
  • Intravenous lipid emulsion for the treatment of permethrin toxicosis in cats
  • The effect of intrameduallry pin size and monocrotical screw configuration on locking compression plate-rod constructs in an in-vitro fracture gap model
  • Duration of action of mepivacaine and lidocaine in equine palmar digital perineural blocks in an experimental lameness model
  • Effect of climate on pulmonary haemorrhage in thoroughbred race horses (Equine medicine)

How to apply

Entry into the Masters of Veterinary Cinical Studies/RMT Veterinary Residency program is contingent on successful acceptance into a residency program. Eligibility and selection criteria for residency training vary by discipline but include some postgraduate experience, and possession of a veterinary degree eligible to be registered in Western Australia.