American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Standards & Guidelines

Residency Training

ACVECC Standards & Guidelines

The 2018 ACVECC Residency Standards have been updated HERE. All additions have been highlighted in aqua blue within the Standards document. This most current version of the document applies to all Residents and Mentors, regardless of when training began. We recognize that changing requirements after a Training Plan has been accepted and training is underway may create challenges for the Mentor and Resident. However, it is very difficult for the committees to monitor the progress of all residents using multiple versions of the Residency Standards. If you have already started training and are unable to comply with any of the changes outlined in this document, you may petition the Credentials Committee for an exception. The standards can be found here:

The Chairs of the Residency Training Committee, the Credentials Committee, and the Joint Committee on Training and Certification welcome questions or comments regarding the Standards. Please direct questions to the office of the ACVECC Executive Secretary.

2018 Updated Residency Standards

The goal of a residency program is to train a veterinarian to be well-versed in the current veterinary and human ICU literature, develop critical thinking skills and research skills, become competent in the clinical practice of emergency and critical care, while being a professional role model upheld to high standards of ethical practice.

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