Residency Information

Important Dates*

*The specific deadline on any stated due date shall be 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Residency Program Applications (Standard and Alternate)— Submitted 6 months before intended start date

Resident Registration Form — For Standard and approved Alternate residencies, submitted no more than 90 days after the start date

Credentials Application due date — August 15 each year

   (Tentative deadline for preliminary case report submission — May 31, 2017)

Examination fee ($375) due date — March 7, 2017 (plus intent to sit, publications accepted, etc.)

Certifying Examination —  June 5 and 6, 2017 — National Harbor, Maryland (in conjunction with ACVIM Forum)



Standard and Alternate Program Application submission — $250
Standard Program Renewal review — $125
Standard and Alternate Resident Registration fee — $0
Credential Review fee — $250
Examination fee — $375


Examination Preparation

Required and suggested readings to prepare for either small or large animal diplomate examination are provided in the pdf file found below.

 Suggested Study Guide


Forms and Other Guidance

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