Post-graduate Certificate (Veterinary Medical Internship) or Combined Master of Veterinary Science / Master of Science / Doctor of Philosophy and Clinical Veterinary Residency Programs

The Department of Health Management offers one-year Post-graduate Certificate (PGC) (Veterinary Medical Internship) and multi-year combined graduate degree/clinical residency positions. PGC positions provide immersive training in the areas of large-animal medicine and/or surgery through didactic and case-based clinical training.

The PGC provides advanced discipline training for doctors of veterinary medicine who wish to advance their veterinary practice education and experience or prepare for further advanced clinical training (e.g., residencies). The PGC is a college-level professional credential and affirms successful completion of the student’s clinical experience at an American Association of Veterinary Clinicians accredited veterinary medical institution. Participants in the PGC have access to a student health and dental plan.

Clinical veterinary residencies are directed toward advanced clinical training in specific specialties within the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) system. Residency training is meant to prepare individuals for specialty board certification in the AVMA American Board Specialists programs. The advanced clinical training of the residency is always combined with a graduate degree (usually MVSc or MSc). Depending on the year, veterinary residencies may be offered in a number of specialties, including large animal internal medicine, large animal surgery, theriogenology, equine ambulatory, and dairy herd medicine.

Available seats in each program are generally announced in the fall of each year to commence July 1 (PGC) or July 15 (Residency) of the following year. Dates may vary depending on individual circumstances. Application for the programs are available only to veterinarians, and is done through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP) administered by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. Further details on these positions and information about the application process is available through the VIRMP website or by contacting the departmental administrator.

Atlantic Veterinary College

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