The John Howell Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency Program

Expressions of Interest are invited from qualified veterinarians for the John Howell Zoo and Wildlife Medicine Residency Program.


This three year, full-time residency and Professional Doctorate (Doctor of Veterinary Medical Science) is based at Perth Zoo, in conjunction with Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. You will undertake postgraduate coursework, a research dissertation and be involved with clinical training in all aspects of zoo and wild animal health care.

Funding bodyPerth Zoo, in conjunction with Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary Medicine
Study levelPhD
Value$33,500 – $35,300 per annum stipend (tax free). No HECS is payable. Research and administrative support is also provided.
DurationThree year, full-time residency and Professional Doctorate Position commences July 2019.
RequirementsSelection criteria:
  1. You must have a veterinary degree registrable in Western Australia, a minimum of two years’ experience in domestic animal practice and be an Australian resident.
  2. You should also have a strong academic background; good time management, written and verbal communication skills; the ability to work well in a team and be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the field of zoo and wildlife medicine.
Apply by29 March 2019
ContactFor more information about this program, please email Franklin Hynes.