Residency and Internship Programs
The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers Post-DVM students the opportunity to further their veterinary skills through internship and residency programs.
Residencies designed to provide advanced training and to satisfy requirements for certification as specialists are offered in a variety of clinical areas by the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. Successful completion of an internship or equivalent practice experience is required prior to admission in a residency program. A residency consists of three years of clinical study, research, teaching, and formal coursework. It is designed to provide the resident with an intensive clinical experience under the guidance of the clinical faculty. In conjunction with the residency program, a graduate degree or clinical investigator program may be pursued concurrently. Refer to each specialty for specific requirements and opportunities.
VCS maintains residencies in the following: Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Comparative Oncology, Comparative Ophthalmology, Diagnostic Imaging, Food Animal Production Medicine, Large Animal Medicine, Large Animal Surgery, Neurology, Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Surgery, and Theriogenology.
Internships are offered by the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and are a 12 1/2-month clinical program providing advanced training in medicine and surgery. The program is designed to qualify the individual for entry into an approved residency program leading to board certification in a recognized veterinary specialty.
NOTE TO APPLICANTS:
Applications for these programs are only accepted online through the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians (AAVC) sponsored Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP). All program information and agreement, application, and rank forms are available through the VIRMP web-based system. Learn more>>
Applications should not be sent directly to Purdue University unless the program of interest is not listed with the VIRMP. In this case, all documents should be submitted to the contact listed on the program description. Please make sure transcripts are sent directly to the VCS Department with the program contact's name listed.
Small Animal Residencies
- Cardiology (CARDIO RES)
- Oncology (ONCO RES)
- Radiation Oncology (RAD ONCO RES)
- Small Animal Medicine (SAM RES)
- Small Animal Surgery (SAS RES) --- Must complete the VIRMP application AND the supplemental application following this description.
- SAS Residency Supplemental Application --- This form must be completed and emailed to the Purdue PVM contact provided on the form. Please do NOT submit this form to the VIRMP.
Large Animal Residencies