Emergency and Critical Care

The ACVECC approved residency in Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) at the University of Melbourne’s U-Vet Hospital provides advanced clinical training in ECC and clinical research skills. Residents are immersed in ECC and training-related disciplines in a three-year program of clinical work integrated with two part-time Masters degrees. The Master of Veterinary Science (Clinical), is the research training degree and the Master of Veterinary Studies is the clinical and coursework degree. Our residency program successfully provides a skill set which prepares graduates for ACVECC board certification as well as a career in academia or private specialty practice.

Residency program mentorship is provided directly by three ACVECC board-certified clinicians with decades of successful residency training experience and our clinical training is also supported by 2 other senior ECC clinicians and a team of experienced ECC vets and nurses (including two ACVECCTs). We have the expertise, caseload and equipment to perform true critical care (including 2 new state of the art ventilators). Our new, purpose-built ECC unit will be completed later this year and it will boast a separate emergency room, a dedicated ICU and an emergency surgery/procedures suite (as well a sound proofed room for barking dogs!). 
We are a positive, dedicated, progressive, energetic and fun ECC team so we are looking for a like-minded person to join us: a self-motivated team player, passionate about ECC and who has a proactive, constructive, empathetic and collegial approach to life and work. Because residents are integrally involved in teaching and assessing final year veterinary students, a passion for teaching is essential.

Applicants must have a degree registrable with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria. While we encourage international applications, but those who are not permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand, may be 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.

More information on the program can be found at:

For more information please contact:

Elise Boller

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