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Internships and Residencies

In addition to graduate and professional degrees, the college offers a wide variety of internship and residency programs for specialized clinical training.  Some of the clinical training programs can be combined with Masters of Specialized Veterinary Medicine or Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 

Please contact the House Officer Program Coordinator for with any questions regarding internships and residencies.




Application Criteria and Benefits Information

For most of the 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 previous 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. Click on the individual residency/internship links to review the application procedures.

The following residency programs do NOT currently participate in the VIRMP Program:

Information concerning salary and program requirements is available through the program coordinator. Health insurance benefits are administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Information for International Applicants

Preference is given to applicants who have graduated from a college that is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. If you wish to apply for an internship or residency program things to keep in mind:

1. Have your degree translated and evaluated by a reputable company. Options include: Josef Silny & Associates, Trustforte Corporation, and World Education Services

2. Some programs require the TOFEL exam to qualify for a internship or residency position.

3. Most foreign interns and residents are appointed to H-1B visas.

4. To ensure that a foreign national candidate has the H-1B visa at the start of their program the candidate will be asked to pay for the premium processing filing fee of $1,225 USD, if necessary.

5. Getting a visa takes between 4 and 6 months if the visa is expedited it takes approximately 15 business days. 

6. Take the initial steps and apply for The Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification program is accepted by all state veterinary regulatory boards and the federal government as meeting, either in part or full, the educational prerequisite for licensure or certain types of employment, respectively.