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A standard program is a minimum of 2 years of continuous training in radiation oncology which meets all requirements in the Radiation Oncology Training Program Guidelines. The Radiation Oncology Training Program in veterinary radiation oncology for board certification by ACVR is intended to qualify the trainee in: the therapeutic use of ionizing radiation; a thorough understanding of radiation biology and physics; basic aspects of medical and surgical oncology; imaging techniques that are a critical part of state-of-the-art radiation oncology for assessing the stage of the disease, planning treatment and determining response to treatment. ACVR does not warrant that successful completion of an ACVR approved residency training program will lead to passage of the ACVR Radiation Oncology (Written) Board Certification Examination and/or achievement of ACVR Diplomate status.

  • Director: Dr. Rachel St. Vincent
  • Program: 3 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/22
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/22
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Susan LaRue
  • Program: 3 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Margaret McEntee
  • Program: 3 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/22
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/22
  • Program Description
  • Program Director: Dr. Jayme Looper
  • Program: 2 years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/22
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/22
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Tracy Gieger
  • Program: 3 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Jeannie Plantenga
  • Program: 3 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Eric Green
  • Program: 2 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/23
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/23
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Michael Deveau
  • Program: 3 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/22
  • Reapplication Due: 12/31/22
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Michele A. Keyerleber
  • Program: 3 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Alain Théon
  • Program: 2 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Koichi Nagata
  • Program: 2 yrs
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description
  • Director: Jessica Lawrence
  • Program: 3 yrs (2 years if advanced training in oncology)
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description
  • Director: Dr. Lisa Forrest
  • Program: 2 Years
  • Approval granted through: 12/31/21
  • Reapplication Due: 1/31/21
  • Program Description

Alternative Radiation Oncology Residency Programs

The following conditions define an Alternative Program:

  1. If the program is not a minimum two years of continuous radiation oncology training which fulfills all of the requirements defined in Sections V-XV of the American College of Veterinary Radiology Recognized Veterinary Specialty of Radiation Oncology Training Program Guidelines, it will be defined as an Alternative Program.
  2. If exemption from any requirement for a Standard program is requested in the application, the program must be submitted as an Alternative Program.

ACVR does not warrant that successful completion of an ACVR Radiation Oncology Alternative Residency Program will lead to passage of the or Radiation Oncology (Written) Board Certification Examination and/or achievement of ACVR Diplomate status.

Radiation oncology training in an Alternative program must entail training equivalent to that received in a Standard two-year training program. Alternative programs will be considered without having a specific candidate identified. This provides flexibility and could allow the trainee to be identified using the matching program mechanism. If the program is a combined program with another discipline, the program must be evaluated and considered by Council before the trainee begins the radiation oncology portion of training. Once an Alternative Program is approved and a candidate completes training, the program must be re-evaluated and reapproved prior to accepting another trainee.

Approval of Alternative programs is limited to 3 years. Those programs that do not accept a resident for training within a 3 year period must resubmit an application for program approval.

Radiation Oncology Residency Program Forms

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Deadline January 31st of each year:

Deadline January 31st and July 31st of each year:

Deadline 90 days before a Council Meeting: