ACVR Residency Programs

American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) Radiology or Radiation Oncology Residency Programs are training programs allowing a graduate veterinarian (Resident) to acquire in-depth knowledge of (1) veterinary radiology or (2) veterinary radiation oncology and their supporting disciplines under the supervision and guidance of ACVR board-certified radiologists or radiation oncologists (Diplomates).

Residency Training Programs are available at universities or in private practice and are intended to lead to board certification by the ACVR in either Radiology or Radiation Oncology. Trainees must have a DVM, or equivalent degree. A one-year rotating internship or equivalent practice experience is generally required.

Veterinary Radiology Residency Program - Veterinary radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques, including the following five core areas: all aspects of Roentgen diagnosis; diagnostic ultrasound; computed tomography (CT); magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); and diagnostic nuclear medicine. A standard program which meets all requirements in the Radiology Residency Program Essentials is a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral medical education in veterinary radiology. ACVR does not warrant that successful completion of an ACVR approved residency training program will lead to passage of the ACVR Radiology (Written & Oral) Board Certification Examination and/or achievement of ACVR Diplomate status.

Veterinary Radiation Oncology Residency Program - A standard program is a minimum of 2 years of continuous training in radiation oncology which meets all requirements in the Radiation Oncology Training Program Guidelines. The Radiation Oncology Training Program in veterinary radiation oncology for board certification by ACVR is intended to qualify the trainee in: the therapeutic use of ionizing radiation; a thorough understanding of radiation biology and physics; basic aspects of medical and surgical oncology; imaging techniques that are a critical part of state-of-the-art radiation oncology for assessing the stage of the disease, planning treatment and determining response to treatment. ACVR does not warrant that successful completion of an ACVR approved residency training program will lead to passage of the ACVR Radiation Oncology (Written) Board Certification Examination and/or achievement of ACVR Diplomate status.

Applications - Search for available radiology residency positions under 'Residency - Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology' or radiation oncology residency positions under 'Residency - Radiation Oncology/Therapy' at the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matchng Program (VIRMP). Applications may be submitted starting in mid-October with a submission deadline of early December of each year. Some institutions do not use the VIRMP, so contact the individual institution for their application requirements.