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What is a Residency Program?

A European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD) - approved Residency Program is designed to provide in-depth training in veterinary dermatology, combining related basic and applied sciences and clinical dermatology. This allows a qualified veterinarian (the Resident) to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the dermatological conditions of domestic animals, enabling the Resident to meet the training requirements of the ECVD Education and Credentials Committees. Once the requirements have been fulfilled, the Resident is allowed to sit the ECVD Diploma Examination and, by passing this examination, to become a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology.

How to become an ECVD Resident

Any veterinarian wishing to undertake a residency training program must: 

  • Have completed a minimum 1 year, recognized internship of flexible rotating clinical training in veterinary medicine beyond the professional degree or as an equivalent to a rotating internship, clinical experience of at least two years in general practice will be accepted;
  • Have a satisfactory moral and ethical standing in the profession and the community. 

All residency programs must be approved by the ECVD Education Committee and are subject to current College guidelines. 

Available candidates are recognized as potential applicants for open residency positions. Verification of prerequisites to become an ECVD resident is obliged to each mentor responsibility.

Two types of residency programs are available: Formalised (standard) residencies, which are usually associated with an academic institution or an ECVD Diplomate in practice, and Alternate route residencies, wherein the resident arranges his training within specified guidelines.

A complete description on how to start a residency can be found below.

Are you interested?

Fill in the form below, select your location(s) and mentors will contact you as soon as a residency position is available.

Please note, that a decent knowledge of the language of, and work permission for, the country you are planning to apply for the actual residency program is mandatory.

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