School of Veternary Science Masterate Scholarship in Small Animal Surgery

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Closing date: 15/09/2019   

Focus
Veterinary Students studying small animal surgery

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Purpose
To encourage veterinary graduates who plan a career in small animal surgery to undertake university postgraduate study in this field.

Tenure and Value
The value of the Scholarship will be thirty thousand ($34,000) dollars per annum for four years. In addition to the emolument, the scholarship shall cover tuition fees for a Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS).
The scholarship will be paid in monthly instalments.

Typical Number on Offer
One

Eligibility
Applicants must:
•Candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australian
•Hold a BVSc degree registrable in New Zealand
•Qualify for enrolment as a candidate for the degree of Master of Veterinary Studies (MVS)

Criteria
In determining the suitability of a candidate for the Scholarship, the Selection Committee shall take into consideration the candidate’s experience, previous internships or other evidence of interest in pursuing a residency, academic record, the referees’ comments and any other relevant information that has been provided. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.

Selection Committee
The Scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the SoVS and Small Animal Surgery staff selection committee.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The Scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University, Palmerston North.
The scholar will be a resident in SA surgery within the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Small Animal Surgical Service.
The Scholar will be expected to develop expertise in small animal surgery in preparation for seeking specialist qualification (Fellowship training program of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists), to gain experience in tertiary education by providing clinical instruction in small animal surgery, and to gain experience in small animal surgery by being involved in the clinical activities of the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Every Scholar shall be required to devote the whole time during the tenure of the Scholarship to the educational and research programme, and providing laboratory and lecture instruction.
The scholar will be expected to undertake coursework in Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (120 credits) and research with a Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital (120 credits). The academic programme will assist with preparation towards preparing for examination for Fellowship in Small Animal Surgery of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.
The Scholar shall not undertake any additional paid employment, except by the consent of the Head of the School of Veterinary Science. Hours of work are to be negotiated with Head of School.

The School of Veterinary Science does not guarantee that the Scholar will be given employment at the termination of this Scholarship.

Closing Date
31 August


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