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Program Registration Application

Applications for Program Registration for the 2019 - 2020 Residency Year

The submission period closed August 20, 2018.  No additional registration applications will be accepted for review.  Programs that submitted an application by the deadline will be notified of the outcome by December 1.  Program Directors who wish to view their submitted applications may do so by logging in to www.acvs.org/apply.

Note: In November 2018 the ACVS Board of Regents approved the creation of a new category to track the existing three joint replacement requirement for small animal residents. The 2018 Residency Training Standards and Requirements have been amended to reflect this change.  Residents with joint replacement procedures already logged in a different category should contact jmelia@acvs.org for assistance with reclassifying these cases.

Residency Training Standards and Requirements (July 2019-June 2020) (amended November 2018).

Summary of changes in 2019 - 2020 Residency Training Standards and Requirements

  • Availability of ACVIM (Internal Medicine) specialist more fully defined.
  • Availability of additional allied specialists more fully defined for large animal and small animal programs.
  • Deadline for programs to meet revised allied specialty Diplomate requirements clarified.
  • Supervision of educational events to include Diplomates of other AVMA-recognized veterinary specialties.
  • Large Animal Curricula: Angular Limb Deformities has been removed as a category.
  • Small Animal Curricula: Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy cases to be recorded separately from other MIS cases
  • Semi-Annual Review requirements for Phase I examination eligibility have been further clarified.

View the list of current Registered Residency Training Programs

This list is updated annually on December 1 and as needed throughout the year.

Future Submission Deadlines

The next registration application deadline will be in August 19, 2019.  There is no application fee.

  • Perspective training programs must be registered by ACVS prior to training residents for the subsequent (e.g., 2020 - 2021) residency year.
  • Programs with current registration must renew their registration each year while active residents are in training and in order to train new residents for the subsequent residency year.  (Only programs with a valid registration period of July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 will be able to accept residents and/or continue to train existing residents during the July 2020 - June 2021 residency year.)

Application and Materials

The 2020-2021 Residency Training Standards and Requirements will be published in May 2019.

The Registration Application will be available online for Program Directors as of June 1.  Application results will be available as of December 1.

Separate applications must be submitted for small animal, large animal-equine, and large animal-general programs.  However, if the same ACVS Diplomate serves as Program Director for large animal-equine and large animal-general residencies, only one large animal application is required.

Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP)

Programs that use the matching program must provide in their program descriptions information about their current registration status with ACVS. Programs will be notified by ACVS of the outcome of their registration application by December 1 and should amend their VIRMP listings accordingly. More information on the matching program can be found at www.virmp.org.

Questions about residency training program registration can be directed to Sarah Donnelly, Residency Program Administrator, at sdonnelly@acvs.org or 301-916-0200 x120.

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