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Program Registration Application

Applications for Program Registration for the 2022–2023 Residency Year

The submission period closed August 16, 2021. 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 appliation may do so by logging in to www.acvs.org/apply.

Residency Training Standards and Requirements (July 2022–June 2023).

Summary of changes in 2022–2023 Residency Training Standards and Requirements

  • Requests for additions to the Approved Journals List will now be reviewed twice a year by the Resident Credentialing Committee. Petitions must be submitted by the February 1 and August 1 deadlines.

ACVS is developing a new online certification management system anticipated to launch prior to July 2022. The requirements included in this document are considered final. Pending the final launch date, an updated version of the standards may be issued to reflect process and terminology changes required with the introduction of the new system.

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 15, 2022. There is no application fee.

  • Prospective training programs must be registered by ACVS prior to training residents for the subsequent (e.g., 2023–2024) residency year.
  • Programs with current registrations 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, 2023–June 30, 2024 will be able to train accept and/or continue to train existing residents during the July 2023–June 2024 residency year.)

Application and Materials

The 2023–2024 Residency Training Standards and Requirements will be published in May of 2022.

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-general and large animal-equine residencies, only one large animal application is required.

Questions about residency training program registration can be directed to Programs Manager, Sarah Donnelly, at sdonnelly@acvs.org or (301) 916-0200 x120.