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The College of Veterinary Medicine

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Small Animal Clinical Sciences


This residency is a three year-program, designed to meet the requirements for board certification by the ACVS. The objective of the program is to train individuals in the didactic and technical aspects of surgery to enter academic veterinary medicine or specialty practice. Residents are mentored by ACVS diplomates trained in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and by ACVIM diplomates trained in neurosurgery. The three year program includes rotations through radiology, anesthesia, internal medicine, pathology, soft tissue surgery, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and research. The resident must complete a research project that results in a major surgical publication. 

The program is offered yearly through:

The American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Residency Matching Program
37 West Broad Street, Suite 480
Columbus, OH, 43215
Phone: (614) 358-0417
FAX (614) 241-2215

Website for ordering forms:

For information please contact:

The University of Tennessee
Surgery Residency Committee
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
C247 Veterinary Medical Center
Knoxville, TN 37996-4544

or contact Betty Young at

Please click for the Surgery Residency Objective Data Form.

Please click for the Surgery Residency Description of Quality and Resident Candidate Evaluation

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