The residency in Diagnostic Imaging (DI) at the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Hospital is designed to provide advanced clinical training in DI and clinical research skills. Residents are immersed in DI and allied disciplines in a 3-year program that is composed of clinical work and completion of two part-time Masters degrees. The Master of Veterinary Science (Clinical), MVSc is the research degree, and the Master of Veterinary Studies, MVS, is the clinical and coursework degree.
This residency program provides a unique skill set which sets our graduates apart from other solely-clinical residency programs, and makes them uniquely qualified and able to pursue ongoing clinical research activities.
The DI Section of the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Hospital offers the most comprehensive veterinary DI facility within Australia, with all imaging modalities available on site. Our equipment includes Computed Radiography, Fluoroscopy (fixed & mobile), 16 slice Computed Tomography, 1.5T MRI, a Gamma Camera, Equine tables for both CT & MRI and a PACS system which allows archiving of all studies and networking around the Hospital. We have the capabilities to perform CT & MRI on both small animal, exotic and equine patients and Nuclear Medicine on small animal and equine patients.
We currently have four specialist Radiologists, three of whom are all Fellows of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), and one board certified through the American College of Veterinary Radiologists (ACVR). We have two residents and a team of five dedicated Imaging Technicians. Our section works closely with all other sections of the Hospital. The DI team is positive and progressive. We are looking for a self-motivated team player who is passionate about imaging and who demonstrates a vigorous pursuit of knowledge and intellectual curiosity.
A large and varied caseload provides ample opportunity to receive depth and breadth in training in all modalities in multiple species. Our case load is predominantly canine, feline and equine with a small number of exotic patients.
The residency program is structured to provide the 144 weeks of supervised clinical training that is required by the Radiology Chapter of the ANZCVS. This is achieved through performing ultrasound examinations, contrast studies and the reporting of studies from all modalities performed on clinical cases. Advanced clinical training is achieved by participation in clinical caseload, weekly neuroimaging and DI specific rounds sessions, pathology rounds, research seminars, morbidity and mortality rounds, journal club and clinical research. Residents are integrally involved in teaching and assessing final year veterinary students.
Applicants must have a degree registrable with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria. While we encourage international applications, those who are not permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand, are subject to full fee-paying status as research higher degree students for tuition in the Masters degrees. Residents are eligible for travel stipends, research start up funds, one week per annum continuing education & four weeks per annum vacation.
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