Final Year Veterinary Work Placements
The Veterinary Department currently offers a clinical externship program for students undertaking the Veterinary Science degree. The program is offered to local and international students completing their final (clinical) years and is advertised within the Veterinary Science faculties each year. Placements are awarded on the basis of the written application and they must consist of a two-page maximum cover letter and a resume.
Students need to apply in writing in February-March of the year before they wish to attend (i.e. February 2018 application for placement in 2019).
Online applications will open 1st February and close 31st March.
Online applications can be submitted via the online form.
Please be aware that there is strong competition for these placements, as they are offered to students from all vet schools in Australia. All students are expected to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, have a demonstrated interest and experience with wildlife and also to be clinically competent. A basic knowledge of the principles of wildlife and exotic animal medicine is assumed.
Before applying, please check out our FAQs page if there’s any information you’re unsure about.
If you still have questions, individual enquiries can be directed to the zoos: