SoVS Masterate Scholarship in Zoo Animal and Wildlife Health

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Closing date: 15/10/2019   

Focus
Study in zoo animal and wildlife health

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Purpose
The SoVS Masterate Scholarship is for veterinary graduates who plan a career in zoo animal and wildlife health, to undertake university postgraduate study in this field.

Value and Tenure
The value of the Scholarship will be thirty thousand ($34,000) dollars per annum for three 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.

Eligibility
Applicants must:
•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 academic achievement, 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 Scholarships Committee on the recommendation of the SoVS and Wellington Zoo Trust staff selection committee.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University, Palmerston North.

The scholar will be expected to undertake coursework in wildlife clinical medicine and wildlife pathology (120 credits) and research with a major focus upon zoo animal or wildlife health (60 credits).

The Scholar will be expected to develop expertise in zoo and wildlife health in preparation for seeking specialist qualification, to gain experience in tertiary education by providing clinical instruction in zoo and wildlife health, and to gain experience in zoo animal and wildlife health by being involved in the clinical activities of the Wildbase Hospital and the Wellington Zoo 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 shall not undertake any additional paid employment, except by the consent of the Head of SoVS. Hours of work are to be negotiated with Head of School.

The academic programme will assist with preparation towards preparing for examination for Membership in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists

The SoVS does not guarantee that the Scholar will be given employment at the termination of this scholarship.

Closing Date
15 October

Application cannot be accepted before 15/07/2019.

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