Small Animal Medicine

The residency in small animal internal medicine is designed to provide advanced clinical and research training in small animal internal medicine. The 3-year program also includes additional training in oncology, neurology, cardiology, and other relevant disciplines. The successful candidate will also be enrolled in 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.

The medicine team at the teaching hospital (U-Vet) includes six ACVIM or ECVIM-CA boarded internists as well as five dedicated nurses and currently three residents (one per year). The service provides clinical referral service as well as teaching of undergraduates and residents. U-Vet has a strong team of specialists including the following specialities: Oncology, neurology, surgery, diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia, clinical and anatomical pathology. Visiting specialists include cardiology, dermatology, and ophthalmology.

U-Vet is a state of the art clinic and the available material includes a wide-range of endoscopes, lithotripsy, radioiodine (I131) treatment facility, minimally invasive surgical techniques, advanced diagnostic imaging including 1.5T MRI, 16-slice helical CT scanner and scintigraphy.

The residency program is designed to meet the requirements for the ACVIM, ECVIM-CA, and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Sciences in Small Animal Medicine. Continuation in the program is based on satisfactory progress at each of bi-annual assessments.

The resident will participate in the diagnosis and management of cases seen by the internal medicine and oncology service for work-up and treatment, including primary case management under supervision and client and referring veterinarian communication. Advanced clinical training is achieved by participation in regular journal club, pathology rounds, research seminars, morbidity and mortality rounds, and clinical research. Residents are integrally involved in teaching and assessing final year veterinary students. The successful candidate will also be part of an out of hour emergency rota.

Residents must be qualified to be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria. While we encourage international applications, residents are Research Higher Degree students; students that are not permanent residents of Australia or New Zealand are subject to full fee-paying status for tuition for 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

Claire Cannon

Julien Dandrieux

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