Internships, residencies and jobs

Join our exceptional team and advance your career with a UQ VETS internship, residency or job.

Increase your general practice knowledge and skills or prepare for future specialist training with a UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital internship.

Our 12-month internship program will involve you in the management of primary care, emergency, referral medicine, surgery, and avian and exotic cases and develop your skills and knowledge in small animal anaesthesia and diagnostic imaging.

You'll work alongside our team of collegial specialists and experienced clinicians to provide high-quality relationship-centred care to our small animal, avian, exotic and wildlife patients.

What youll learn

With guidance and supervision from senior staff, youll provide high-quality, relationship-centred care to small animal, avian, exotic and wildlife patients.

Youll participate in regular rounds, journal club meetings and tutorial sessions, and be supported and encouraged to produce publications or present at ANZCVS Science Week during your internship.

You will also be involved in teaching UQ undergraduate veterinary science students during their clinical rotations.

Our internships usually start each January and suit new or recent graduate veterinarians.

Domestic and international applicants are welcome to apply.

Express your interest

We offer three or four graduate internships every year.

Applications usually open each year in July and close in August or September.

We advertise positions on the UQ Careers website (search for internship).

Each advertisement lists a UQ contact for enquiries.

    UQ VETS Equine Specialist Hospital offers residencies and one internship for graduate veterinary students.

    Residency program 

    We offer five residency positions in:

    • internal medicine (two positions)
    • surgery (two positions)
    • sports medicine and rehabilitation (one position).

    You can search and apply for our residencies on UQ Scholarships.

    For more information, email Dr Ben Ahern at

    Equine rotating internship

    Our annual, six-month internship starts in July each year. We advertise this internship on Careers at UQ (search for equine).

    We recommend you create a UQ Jobs account and sign up for job alerts to ensure you're notified when we advertise the internship. You'll need to sign in to your account to apply.

    For more information, email Dr Ben Ahern at

      A career at UQ VETS means making a difference to not only the lives of the people and animals in your care but also the next generation of vets and vet technicians. 

      At UQ VETS, we offer the opportunity to build a dynamic career through structured development programs and access to industry leaders. 

      We offer internships, residencies and career opportunities at UQ VETS in range of disciplines across all our hospitals. You'll work alongside highly experienced and collaborative professionals and enjoy work-life balance and flexible working arrangements.

      Explore your UQ VETS career options at Careers at UQ.

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      International applicants

      If you'd like to apply for a residency, internship or job with us, you'll need to check if you're eligible for: