Applicants should be licensed to practice veterinary medicine and surgery in the countries of the European Community or the European Free Trade Association, have experience of working in general companion animal practice and have undertaken a rotating internship first.
Training to become an ECVIM-Ca Specialist in Internal Medicine, Oncology or Cardiology (Dip. ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine) involves the following:
- Residents should undertake 3 years training under the supervision of an ECVIM-Ca (internal medicine) Diplomate at an ECVIM-Ca approved training centre (or an alternative track approved by the Internal Medicine Education Committee). The training programme is designed to give the resident in-depth knowledge in companion animal internal medicine and the supporting disciplines.
- Residents are encouraged to spend time at another training facility (externship) gaining experience in internal medicine or an allied speciality.
- Residents are encouraged to present original research at international meetings and to publish in peer-reviewed journals
- Spend time teaching veterinary undergraduates
- At the end of the training, the resident will submit case reports, summaries of clinical experience and successfully complete the ECVIM-Ca General and Specialist examinations.
- The training aims to equip the resident with the skills necessary to pursue career goals in teaching, research and/ or speciality practice.
For further information regarding available residency programmes, please consult the Information Brochure