Veterinary radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic imaging techniques, including the following five core areas: all aspects of Roentgen diagnosis; diagnostic ultrasound; computed tomography (CT); magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); and diagnostic nuclear medicine. A standard program which meets all requirements in the Radiology Residency Program Essentials is a minimum of 3 years of postdoctoral medical education in veterinary radiology. ACVR does not guarantee that successful completion of an ACVR approved residency training program will lead to passage of the ACVR Radiology (Written & Oral) Board Certification Examination and/or achievement of ACVR Diplomate status.
Search for available radiology residency positions at the VIRMP under ‘Residency – Diagnostic Imaging and Radiology‘ or view advertisements in the AVMA Journal.
The standard Radiology Residency training programs listed below have been determined to meet all training requirements established by the ACVR.
Alternative Radiology Residency Programs
Individuals not completing an ACVR Standard Radiology Residency Training Program may qualify to take the Radiology Board Certification Examination by completing an equivalent Alternative Radiology Residency Training Program sponsored by an ACVR Diplomate. The Alternative Training Program must meet requirements equivalent to those outlined in the ACVR Radiology Residency Training Program Essentials, the Board Certification Examination Eligibility Requirements, and the ACVR Constitution.
ACVR does not guarantee that successful completion of an ACVR Alternative Radiology Residency Training Program will lead to passage of the ACVR Radiology (Written & Oral) Board Certification Examination and/or achievement of ACVR Diplomate status.
The sponsoring diplomate (residency program director) must submit an Alternative Training Program application to the Residency Standards & Evaluation Committee (RSEC). Both RSEC and ACVR Executive Council must formally approve the program application before resident training can commence. In accordance with the ACVR Constitution, all supervised residency training programs must be approved by Executive Council by September 1 two years in advance of the resident’s anticipated examination date (i.e. residents must train in an approved program for at least 2 years in order to qualify to take the ACVR preliminary board exam). Therefore, all program applications should be submitted to RSEC well in advance of the desired start date to allow ample time for application review, clarification within the committee, and final approval by Council. RSEC will accept applications year-round, and requests that these be submitted a minimum of 3 months in advance of the desired resident training start date. To ensure timely committee review, the sponsoring diplomate should contact the RSEC chairperson directly before or upon submission of the Alternative Training Program application.