DVClinSc scholarship: Residency in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine emphasis)


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Medicine, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value $45,000 per annum, indexed annually
Scholarship duration 3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
Opening date 2 September 2021
Closing date 27 September 2021


Supervisor – Dr Allison Stewart

The clinical training component of the DVClinSci program involves contribution to the management of referral internal medicine cases in the Equine Specialist Hospital (ESH) within the School of Veterinary Science. The resident is expected to provide high-quality clinical services, ensure hospitalised cases receive excellent care, provide excellent communication to clients and referring veterinarians, contribute to the after-hours service in the ESH on a rotating basis and ensure adequate record keeping and billing practices are maintained. In this role, the resident will also be required to be involved in case-based clinical teaching of veterinary science students and interns and will be expected to be involved in some didactic teaching (lectures and practical teaching).

The research-by-thesis component of the DVClinSci provides students with an opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field related to the residency within the subject discipline of Equine Internal Medicine. Candidates will be provided with the equivalent of two semesters of dedicated time free from clinical work to allow completion of research activities during their DVClinSci program. Candidates are expected to participate in research activities on a part-time basis during other periods in the program.

On successful completion of the program candidates will be awarded the Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc) degree. Candidates who successfully complete the program will also be expected to complete their credentials to obtain the status of Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) in the Large Animal Internal Medicine specialty.

The program includes additional financial support contributing to research costs and to travel costs for students to attend relevant conferences or training opportunities. Externship costs are not covered by the program.

A working knowledge of equine internal medicine and veterinary physiology would be of beneficial.

School of Veterinary Science

The offered position is a 3.5-year program which includes intensive clinical training in Large Animal Internal Medicine (Equine emphasis) through a formal ACVIM-approved residency program, and research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSci).

This position is located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Gatton Campus. Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.


To be eligible to apply, you must also meet the entry requirements for Higher Degrees by Research at UQ.

To be admitted as a candidate for the degree of DVClinSc, the applicants must:

  • hold an approved degree in veterinary science with honours class IIB or equivalent;
  • be eligible for registration as a veterinary surgeon with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland;
  • be either Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens and
  • satisfy the Head of School and Dean of the Graduate School that the applicant is qualified for admission.

Before you get started

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How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow this link. There is no separate application for scholarship because you will have the opportunity to request scholarship consideration on the application for admission.

Before submitting an application you should:

When you apply, please ensure that under the scholarships and collaborative study section you:

  1. Select ‘My higher degree is not collaborative’
  2. Select 'I am applying for, or have been awarded a scholarship or sponsorship'.
  3. Select ‘Other’, then ‘Research Project Scholarship’ and type in ‘EQUINE-STEWART’ in the 'Name of scholarship' field.

See an example of what you have to do

Learn more about applying for a higher degree by research at UQ


Selection criteria

Applications will be judged on a competitive basis taking into account the applicant’s previous academic record, publication record, honours and awards, and employment history.

A background or knowledge of research experience though veterinary course work, peer reviewed publications and completion on an internship or private veterinary practice experience is highly desirable.


Dr Allison Stewart
0432 981 379

Terms and conditions

Read the policy on UQ Research Scholarships.

A domestic part-time student with carer’s responsibilities, a medical condition or a disability, which prevents them from studying full time may be eligible for scholarship consideration, on a case by case basis.