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Residency at OVC, U-Guelph, Toronto Zoo
Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and the Toronto Zoo

Address (City, Street, State/Province, Zip)
University of Guelph, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1

Primary Contact
Dr. Hugues Beaufrère, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACZM, ABVP (Avian), ECZM (Avian)

Primary Contact Email, Phone

Number of Positions Available

Matching Program?

On what date will this position next be available?
September 2018

Application Deadline
December 3, 2017

Application should include
Further information on the program and detailed instructions for application are available on-line at Requirements for application include a personal statement (cover letter), curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and official transcripts of university performance.

Experience Required
Applicants must possess a D.V.M. or equivalent qualification, and meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. Selection of the successful applicant is based on a combination of academic criteria, relevant interest and experience, referees' evaluations, and an assessment of the candidate's career goals and motivation. Internet-facilitated or telephone interviews may be conducted.

Accept International Applicants

Remuneration is commensurate with that of residents in comparable programs at the Ontario Veterinary College. Salary is approximately Cdn$42,000/annum, however, tuition and ancillary fees are currently approximately Cdn$9,907.41/annum for Canadians and Landed Immigrants; and Cdn$22,707.33/annum for international students, including US citizens.

Length of Commitment/Start Date
It is a three-year program.

Program Description
A three-year Residency/Doctor of Veterinary Science (DVSc) graduate degree program in Zoological Medicine, commencing September, 2018, is offered jointly by the Department of Clinical Studies, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and the Toronto Zoo, with funding provided by the Toronto Zoo. This program is an ACZM-compliant and ECZM (Zoo Health Management)-accredited program. The DVSc provides a broad training in different aspects of zoological medicine with cross-over between companion zoological medicine within a University-based referral zoological medicine service and general zoo medicine within a large zoological institution. The majority of the clinical training will take place at the Toronto Zoo. While the DVSc is mainly focused on clinical sciences, there may be opportunities to train in necropsy and general pathology techniques through a partnership with the Department of Pathobiology – Ontario Veterinary College, to learn pathology skills essential to the management of a large collection of animals in a zoological institution. An applied research project will be carried out over the DVSc period. The goals of the graduate program are to provide further training in applied research, design of experiments, and to acquire basic and general skills necessary to plan, conduct, analyze, and interpret research experiments. The students will enroll in graduate courses during the program, mainly during the first 8 months of the program. There is a comprehensive examination in the area of Zoological Medicine at the end of the second year of the program and a thesis must be defended successfully before graduation.

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