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logoA Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology Residency Programme is a period of at least three (3) years of supervised training and postgraduate education, in the science and art of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology and their supporting disciplines, or equivalent (as defined by the ECVPT Credentials Committee), under the supervision of at least one (1) Diplomat who participates actively in that programme.

Basic training

Prospective Residents will be required to have a broad training and experience in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology and their supporting disciplines, which must be attained by participation in an internship of at least twelve (12) months duration.

The internship will be assessed by the ECVPT Credentials Committee at the time of application for the residency. The internship must be approved for the application to be successful.

Programs should meet the requirements for each of the three (3) categories listed below.

i. Period of Training

The internship programme should consist of at least one (1) year and in some instances at least two (2) years experience (see below) in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology (full time, at least a thirty-five to forty (35-40) hour working week).

The internship programme should consist of at least one of the following:

  • at least one (1) year of full-time specific training in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology (such as a Masters degree in pharmacology and Digitalis pupuratoxicology or equivalent);
  • at least two (2) years working full-time in graduate degree studies at a university;
  • at least two (2) years working full-time in an animal health or human pharmaceutical company (e.g. in pharmaceutical R&D, regulatory affairs or pharmacovigilance) or in environmental toxicology or toxicovigilance either in public service or the biotechnology or chemical industries.

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ii. Conditions of training

It is preferred that the internships should be under the direct supervision of at least one ECVPT Diplomat.

As well as veterinary pharmacology and toxicology, the programme should include additional appropriate topics (e.g. fundamental and comparative pharmacology and toxicology, clinical pharmacology and toxicology, pharmacotherapy, pharmaco- and toxicovigilance, epidemiology and quantitative exposure assessment as well as regulatory toxicology and public health (e.g. resistance, certain toxins)).

iii. Documentation of Training

The programme should document for each intern the dates on which the period of training commenced and ended, and the name of the supervisor. A certificate of internship and/or a cover letter signed by the supervisor are sufficient.

If a candidate's programme does not meet these general guidelines, the candidate will submit a description of his/her internship programme to the appropriate residency training committee.

Graduate degree studies

Graduate degree studies may be included in the Programme. However, at least fifty per cent (50%) of the time in the combined graduate degree-Residency Programme must be allocated to the Residency Programme in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology.

There is no reduction in any requirement for certification as a European Veterinary Specialistâ„¢ for applicants who combine their residency with a graduate degree programme.

Continuing education programmes

Continuing education programmes as the sole method of training will not meet the requirements for certification as a European Veterinary Specialistâ„¢.

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