DVSc in Zoological Medicine and Pathology

DVSc in Zoological Medicine and Pathology
Graduate Study in Zoological Medicine and Pathology

A three year Residency/Doctor of Veterinary Science graduate degree program in Zoological Medicine and Pathology, commencing September, 2010, is offered jointly by the Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and the Toronto Zoo, with the support of the Toronto Zoo Foundation.
Relevant preparatory education including pathology, aquatic animal and wildlife diseases is carried out at O.V.C. during the first 8 months. The resident is then based for 28 months at the Toronto Zoo, working in all aspects of the zoo veterinary program, under the supervision of the zoo's three veterinarians, all of whom are A.C.Z.M. diplomates.
The Toronto Zoo houses over 5,500 specimens, including invertebrates and fish, in extensive outdoor and enclosed exhibits on a 700 acre site. In addition to clinical work, the resident carries out necropsies. Follow-up pathology is completed 1 day a week at Guelph working in consultation with O.V.C. faculty advisors.
There is a comprehensive examination in the area of Zoological Medicine and Pathology at the end of the second year of the program. A thesis describing the results of an applied research project must be defended successfully prior to graduation. Remuneration is commensurate with that of residents in comparable programs at the Ontario Veterinary College.
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. Graduates have rewarding careers as administrators, clinicians and pathologists in zoos, academic institutions and government agencies in Canada, the USA, Australia and Europe.
Further information on the program and detailed instructions for application please contact the Graduate Secretary - Mrs. Donna Kangas, Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1; email - dkangas@uoguelph.ca; phone (519) 824 4120, Ext. 54725; FAX (519) 824 5930.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is November 27, 2009.