DVClinSc Scholarship: Veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia


Enrolment status New students
Student type Domestic students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value $45,000 per annum tax-free
Scholarship duration Three and a half years
Opening date 21 January 2020
Closing date 17 February 2020


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 Anaesthesia and Analgesia through a formal residency program accredited by the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) and research-by-thesis training leading to the award of a Doctor of Veterinary Clinical Science (DVClinSc). There is the potential for an accredited program with the American College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA).

The clinical training component of the DVClinSc program involves management of anaesthesia and analgesia cases across small and large animal species. The program provides active on-site supervision by registered veterinary specialists and highly qualified clinical researchers. Residents participate fully in the day to day activities of their clinical service including the out-of-hours service. 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 a total of 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 the ANZCVS to sit Fellowship examinations in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

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.


To be eligible, you must meet the entry requirements for a higher degree by research.

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

To apply for admission and scholarship, follow the link on the upper right of this page. 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:

  • check your eligibility 
  • prepare your documentation 
  • contact Dr Wendy Goodwin (w.goodwin@uq.edu.au) to discuss your suitability for this scholarship

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 ‘VET ANAESTHESIAin the 'Name of scholarship' field.

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

Selection criteria

BVSc(Hons) with honours class IIB or higher; OR

Postgraduate degree in Veterinary Science of at least one year full-time equivalent including relevant experience and an overall GPA of 5; OR

BVSc or equivalent plus two years relevant experience, or one year internship under the supervision of a registered veterinary specialist.

Applicants must satisfy the Head of School and Dean of the Graduate School that they are qualified for admission, and may be required to attend an interview. Applicants must be eligible for registration with the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Queensland.

In addition to the criteria above (taken from the UQ DVClinSc Program Rules), successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate:

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

Applicants to the program 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 are closed.


Dr Wendy Goodwin
+61 7 5351 5012
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

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Applications are closed.