Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program)
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Master of Veterinary Studies (Clinical Residency Program) degree at the University of Sydney is designed to equip veterinarians with disciplinary knowledge and applied skills and techniques. Graduates undertake a program to best suit their individual career goals and this will lead to career opportunities in the area of study selected. [[b||This degree program is the coursework component of the combined MVetStud/MVetClinStud degree, which forms the clinical residency program at the Faculty of Veterinary Science]]. It is only available to postgraduate students who have been offered a place in this program in one of the designated clinical streams.
A candidate for the Master of Veterinary Studies will satisfactorily complete units of study granting 48 credit points in supervised elective units of study. They will be enrolled in a stream from the list below:
(a) Canine Medicine
(b) Equine Medicine
(c) Equine Surgery
(d) Feline Medicine
(e) Ruminant Medicine
(f) Small Animal Cardiology
(g) Small Animal Surgery
(h) Small Animal Medicine
(i) Veterinary Anaesthesia
(j) Veterinary Dermatology
(k) Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging
(l) Veterinary Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
(m) Veterinary Pathology
Course outcomes and further study
The Faculty of Veterinary Science's combined MVetStud/MVetClinStud degree offers practical advanced clinical training in selected disciplines for veterinarians who want to enhance their clinical skills and/or seek to become veterinary specialists.
This combined program is aligned to assist candidates to obtain credentials required to be considered eligible by Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVSc) to sit Fellowship examinations. Many of these credentials also fulfill the requirements of the equivalent European or American Diplomate/Specialist requirements in some fields.
Students undertaking this combined degree can progress to candidature in a Doctor of Philosophy.
Places in this program will be advertised when available and candidates will be selected through application and interview only.
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit and relevant professional experience, according to the following admissions criteria:
- Applicants must be an Australian (or New Zealand citizen) or have permanent residency status.
- Applicants must have a BVSc Honours degree, or equivalent.
- Applicants must have full registration (or be eligible for full registration) with the NSW Veterinary Practitioners Board.
Applicants must have a minimum experience of a one year rotating internship or equivalent practice experience.
How to apply
How to apply
When clinical residency positions are advertised, the only method of application is through completion of the application form as found on the website http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/clinical_residency/how_to_apply.shtml and submission of this form with the appropriate documents, electronically only, to firstname.lastname@example.org by the advertised close off date for the residency.
How to apply
When a residency is advertised, international applicants should contact the administrative staff at email@example.com before making any application as the conditions of these residencies make them essentially only suitable for Australian or New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.