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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.

Expert Knowledge. State-of-the-Art Facilities.

The NC State College of Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to providing outstanding training for residents. In addition to exposure to a large caseload, residency programs offer opportunities to attend in-house rounds, seminars, and conferences, to teach fourth-year veterinary students and to participate in clinical or basic research projects.

Residency programs are typically three years in length and offer opportunities to obtain specialty training under the supervision of experienced, board-certified faculty members. All programs conform to the guidelines established by the relevant specialty colleges and are designed to prepare residents for specialty board certification and a career in private or academic specialty practice.


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