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CVM house officer programs are among the strongest and broadest in the world, with an outstanding applicant pool and a superb cadre of specialists committed to their training.

Hands-On Experience. In-Depth Knowledge.

The college offers a variety of internship and residency programs for specialized clinical training. Some of the clinical training programs can be combined with Master’s of Specialized Veterinary Medicine or Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Internship programs are one-year programs that provide an intensive experience in managing cases under direct faculty supervision.

Our rotating internship provides advanced clinical training for graduate veterinarians wanting to perform an advanced level of private small animal practice, enter a small animal residency program, or develop greater clinical knowledge and skills prior to entering a research career in either industry, government, or graduate work.


Summer Research Internship

This summer internship is designed for students in their first or second year of the Veterinary Medicine program. The majority of students entering the DVM program do so largely because of interests related to private practice. This is an opportunity for students to explore other areas of veterinary medicine and, perhaps, to consider alternative careers in clinical or basic science.

American Association of Veterinary Clinicians VIRMP (Match) Program

For most programs, candidates will be selected through the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) VIRMP (MATCH) Program. They must be graduates of a college of veterinary medicine and have a history of documented academic excellence. Committee decisions will be based on academic performance while enrolled in a college of veterinary medicine, letters of recommendation, professional experience, and the perceived ability of the individual to complement the needs of our training program. The following residencies do not participate in VIRMP and have separate application procedures: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Pharmacology, Clinical Veterinary Pharmacy, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Poultry Health.

two people in teal colored scrubs, protective head caps and masks evaluate an animal in a clinical setting
Valery Scharf (Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery), Annemarieke De Vlaming (S.A. Surgery Resident), and Kenny Carroll (S.A. Surgery Resident) operate on Foxy