An accredited residency training post is the gateway to becoming a boarded veterinary Specialist.

At the moment, residency programmes are accredited by either the European or American Veterinary Specialist Colleges. Such accreditation requires certain standards of qualified supervision, appropriate facilities and equipment and a suitable caseload. We have accredited residency training posts at several of our referral centres and we are developing more where we can.

Residency training posts are highly sought after and we advise talking to us early if you are thinking about this career path. Entrants to residency programmes must have completed either a rotating internship or two years in good quality veterinary practice.

If you are interested in a residency programme with us, sign up to CVS job alerts. Our current (2021/22) resident’s starting salary is £41,200 in year one, rising to £43,775 in year two, and £46,350 in year three. You can also check our current vacancies or contact one of our Specialist hospitals directly.

NB: For residency programmes you must be a qualified veterinary surgeon with a degree registrable with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.