Radiation Oncology Examination Eligibility

Examination Eligibility and Standards for Admission to Membership

To be eligible for examination and certification as a Diplomate in Veterinary Radiation Oncology, candidates must have training supervised by a Diplomate of the Recognized Specialty of Radiation Oncology in a program that meets the Radiation Oncology Residency Training Program Guidelines established by the Executive Council of the American College of Veterinary Radiology. Generally speaking, most candidates entering an approved residency-training program have had prior clinical experience as an intern or in private practice. Upon completion of an approved residency training program that meets established guidelines, the candidate should be qualified to apply for the certification examination. The candidate is required to:

  • Have satisfactory moral and ethical standing in the profession
  • Be a graduate of a School or College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Have qualified at some time to practice veterinary medicine by successfully completing any State Board examination or their equivalent.
  • Have satisfactorily completed an organized advanced program in Veterinary Radiation Oncology, approved by the Executive Council of the ACVR.
  • Submit to Executive Council a detailed application indicating his/her qualifications including evidence of professional experience and competence, signed by the program director. If the candidate's application is approved, the candidate must then successfully pass the certification examination in radiation oncology administered by the Examination Committee of the ACVR.

Last updated: January 27, 2005