Wildlife and Conservation Medicine Residency Program

Expressions of Interest are invited from qualified veterinarians for a three year, full-time residency and Professional Doctorate (DVetMedSc), based at the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, Auckland Zoo, and in conjunction with Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.


You will undertake postgraduate coursework, a research dissertation and clinical training in all aspects of zoo and wildlife medicine, as well as related wildlife conservation and fieldwork opportunities.

Funding bodyNew Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine, Auckland Zoo, and Murdoch University’s School of Veterinary Medicine
Study levelPhD
ValueAUD$35,000 per annum stipend (tax free). No HECS is payable. Research and administrative support will also be provided.
DurationThree year, full-time residency and Professional Doctorate Position next intake will be 2022.
RequirementsSelection criteria:
  1. You must have a veterinary degree registrable in New Zealand, a minimum of two years’ experience in domestic animal practice and be a resident of Australia or a New Zealand citizen.
  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 fields of zoo, wildlife and conservation medicine.
Apply byDeadline for applications will be announced beginning of the year 2022
ContactFor more information about this program, please email Dr An Pas