DVClinSc scholarship: Residency in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

Summary

Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship, Tuition Scholarship
Scholarship value $45,000 per annum (2022 rate), indexed annually
Scholarship duration 3.5 years with the possibility of 1 extension in line with UQ and RTP Scholarship Policy
Opening date 10 September 2021
Closing date 25 October 2021

Description

Supervisor – Professor Ben Ahern

The School of Veterinary Science at The University of Queensland is an acknowledged leader in veterinary science in Australia.

The offered position is a 3.5 year program which includes intensive clinical training in emergency and critical care through a formal residency program, and research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc).

The clinical training component of the DVClinSc program involves contribution to the emergency and critical care department of the School of Veterinary Science UQ Vets Small Animal Hospital. The program provides active on-site supervision by boarded veterinary specialists and highly qualified clinical researchers. Residents participate fully in the day to day activities of the small animal hospital, including consulting, work-up and procedures for emergency and critical care cases, and in-patient care of intensive care, surgery and medical patients. Residents also participate in the training of veterinary students and the provision of continuing professional development to veterinary practitioners.

The research-by-thesis component of the DVClinSc provides students with an opportunity to develop and enhance analytical and research skills through independent investigation in a specific field related to the residency subject discipline. Candidates will be provided with an equivalent to two semesters of dedicated time free from clinical work to allow completion of research activities. Candidates will also be 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 be eligible to apply to sit board examinations for the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

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.

Eligibility

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

This scholarship is open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and International students who are currently in Australia at the time of application and commencement.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

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 ‘SMALL ANIMAL-AHERN’ 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

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate:

  • good written and verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills;
  • clinical experience and research interest in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia and awareness and appreciation of relevant veterinary knowledge about the discipline;
  • understanding, motivation and commitment to the proposed program.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their written application, an interview and referee reports. Applicants will be ranked by a panel of at least 3 members of School on the basis of their application and short-listed candidates will be interviewed either in person or by telephone. The highest ranked qualified candidate will be chosen by consensus.

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.

Contact

Dr Mark Haworth
+61 7 5460 1788

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.