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Anesthesiology Residency

Description of the Program

  • The residency program in anesthesiology at the University of Tennessee is a three-year program approved by the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists (ACVA)
  • A DVM or equivalent degree and a one-year rotating internship, or an equivalent time in a high quality private practice, are prerequisites for entry to the residency.
  • Objectives of this program include the training of specialists in the management of anesthesia and the prevention and alleviation of pain in multiple veterinary species.
  • The Anesthesiology Service cares for a diverse caseload, including small and large companion animals, ruminants, camelids, pigs, caged birds, exotic pets, zoo species, and wildlife.
  • The program emphasizes clinical training, clinical and didactic teaching, and research, under the mentorship of four ACVA diplomates.
  • The resident must complete a research project and have one manuscript accepted for publication in a peer reviewed scientific journal by the end of the residency to be eligible to write the ACVA qualifying and certifying examinations.
  • Residents are expected to take and pass the ACVA qualifying and certifying examinations.
  • For more detailed information about the program go to: Link to prospectus

Application Information

  • This program is offered every year through the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program. For an Online-Application go to
  • For more information, please contact:
    • Dr. Christine Egger, Anesthesia Residency Program coordinator
    • Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
    • College of Veterinary Medicine
    • Knoxville, TN 37996-4544
    • Email:
    •         or contact
    • Betty Young at

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