Surgical oncology fellowship
A Fellow or Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) who has obtained additional training and experience in the multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of cancer patients, and who devotes a major portion of his or her professional effort toward these activities and to cancer research. These programs are overseen by the ACVS and meet stringent program requirements. Applications are invited by each institution in the fall of each year. Currently there are four accredited training programs:
Radiation oncology residency
The veterinary Radiation Oncology Training Program is overseen by the American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR). The program is intended to train residents in the therapeutic use of ionizing radiation; provide a thorough understanding of radiation biology and physics, basic aspects of medical and surgical oncology and imaging techniques that are critical for state of the art radiation oncology. Specific objectives for the program can be found on the ACVR website. Applications are submitted under the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program or VIRMP.
medical oncology residency
The veterinary Medical Oncology Training Program is overseen by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). The goal of the program is to provide intensive training in oncology, including major responsibility for the care of patients with neoplastic disease. During training the resident should acquire a broad working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of all body systems, and in-depth knowledge of the effects of cancer on the tumor-bearing host. Further details can be found on the ACVIM website. Applications are submitted under the Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program or VIRMP.