Clinical Training Programs in Small Animal Medicine

The School of Veterinary Medicine, Murdoch University has vacancies in the following programs for Semester 1, 2021.


Residency training programs

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Emergency and critical care (small animal)
  • Small animal surgery

The three year, full-time program allows a successful candidate to fulfil many credential requirements for speciality certification. The residencies are supervised by board certified academic staff through compulsory, concurrent enrolment in three years, full-time postgraduate study at Murdoch University. Sequential completion of a Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies (M1223) followed by a Research Masters in Training degree is required for completion of the residency training program. A stipend is offered to students enrolled full-time in the postgraduate degrees ($40,000 for M1223 + RMT).

12 month specialty training

  • Small Animal Medicine
  • Small Animal Surgery
  • Anaesthesiology
  • Emergency and Critical Care (small animal)
  • Anatomic pathology

The specialty training program with a veterinary education emphasis is a year‐long training program in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Murdoch University in Western Australia. The training program offers experience in a specialty discipline with an emphasis on veterinary education through concurrent enrolment in a Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education (G1025). This position would suit a veterinary graduate with some experience, interested in university training or pursuing a residency. It offers an excellent opportunity to prepare for membership examinations by the ANZCVS. Exceptional new graduates will be considered. A taxable stipend of $30,000 is offered for enrolment in G1025.

Funding bodyMurdoch University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Study levelResidency training programs—Masters
12 months specialty training—Graduate Diploma
Value (including stipends, expenses and top-ups)Residency training programs $40000 pa
12 month specialty training $30000 pa
Duration and start dateResidency training program—Semester 1, 2021 3 year full time program
12 month specialty training—Semester 1, 2021 1 year full time program
Application criteria
  1. Application for the trainee positions is restricted to veterinarians with a degree that can be registered in Western Australia.
  2. Australian and New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency status is required for eligibility for full tuition-fee support.
  3. Successful applicants who do not meet citizenship or residency criteria are responsible for International Student Tuition Fees.
Apply by31 August 2020
To apply

Interested candidates should submit:

  1. A letter of intent
  2. current CV
  3. certified copy of academic transcripts
  4. names of 3 referees, and
  5. a certified copy of passport/visa as proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency, or of New Zealand citizenship

Please submit all your application documents to Dr Giselle Hosgood (g.hosgood@murdoch.edu.au) before 5pm, 31 August 2020. (Early applications and expressions of interest are encouraged)

Candidates are chosen after a competitive selection process.

ContactAll enquiries can be forwarded to Dr Giselle Hosgood by email g.hosgood@murdoch.edu.au.