Postgraduate Education

Residency in Emergency & Critical Care

Prerequisites other than being a Graduate of a College of Veterinary Medicine:

Must acquire a permit or license to practice veterinary medicine in New York State and must have completed a small animal rotating medicine and surgery internship.

Requirements for Application

1. Standard VIRMP Application Packet

  •  VIRMP Application
  • Veterinary School Official Transcript from University Registrar
  •  Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 – 4 Standardized Letters of Reference

2. Additional Requirements from the Program

  • Interview required – in-person or via conference call (in-person interview is recommended) – see program description for details.

Additional information for graduates of universities outside of the Unites States and Canada

All applicants must be eligible to work in the US with proof of current documentation and have their NY state licensure.

Additional Information about Program

The Emergency/Critical Care (ECC) Residency Program at The Animal Medical Center (AMC) is designed to assist candidates wishing to become board certified by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC). The residency is an intense 3-year clinical training program. Over the past 10 years, the majority of individuals completing the program have become diplomates in the ACVECC.

The ECC Residency is supported by 3 board-certified specialists in Emergency and Critical Care. Additionally, the AMC houses staff veterinarians boarded in Cardiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Radiology, Radiation Oncology and Dentistry. The close interaction among these various services creates an atmosphere of dynamic clinical training and experience.

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