School of Veterinary Science Masterate Scholarship in Cattle Health and Diseases

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Closing date: 29/02/2020   

Focus
Postgraduate Veterinary Science study of bovine health and management at the individual animal and herd level.

Level of Study
Postgraduate
Purpose
The SoVS Masterate Scholarship is for Veterinary Science graduates who plan a career in bovine health and management to undertake university postgraduate study in this field.
Tenure and Value
The value of the Scholarship will be thirty-nine thousand, seven hundred and sixty-four dollars ($39,764) 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.

Typical Number on Offer
One
Eligibility
Applicants must:
•Be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or Australia
•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, 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 School of Veterinary Science selection committee.

Conditions of the Scholarship
The Scholarship shall be tenable at Massey University, Palmerston North.
The Program will prepare the student to sit the certifying board examination in the specialty of Bovine Health Management as well as introducing the student to clinical research by completion of the Masterate in Veterinary Studies. A Diploma of the European College of Bovine Health Management qualifies the student to obtain registration as “Veterinary Specialist in Cattle Management and Diseases” with the New Zealand Veterinary Council and the Australasian Veterinary Boards Council.
The role involves conducting clinical duties as part of the Farm Services Clinic in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital to gain in-depth knowledge of bovine health management and its supporting disciplines under the supervision and guidance of Diplomates of the ECBHM and senior farm animal clinicians. The program will cover bovine health and management at the individual animal and herd level, as well as the operation of cattle industries in New Zealand and elsewhere. In addition, training will be provided in key related disciplines (animal welfare, legislation, public health, zoonoses) as well as problem investigation, communication and leadership skills.
Prepare and submit an original research project for publication as both a 60-credit thesis and scientific output in a peer-reviewed journal, plus submit one to two further peer-reviewed articles.

The Scholar shall not undertake any additional paid employment, except by the consent of the Head of the School of Veterinary Science.
The School of Veterinary Science does not guarantee that the Scholar will be given employment at the termination of this Scholarship.
Closing Date
29 February

How to apply
Application form

Application cannot be accepted before 29/11/2019.

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