A residency programme is an approved training programme of at least 3 years allowing a graduate veterinarian who has completed a suitable internship ("Resident") to acquire in-depth knowledge of the science and art of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology, and their supporting disciplines, under the supervision and guidance of Diplomates of the ECVPT.

Residency training procedures provide all of the information required on the residency training.

Supervision of Residents

Residents must be supervised by at least one ECVPT Diplomate. Each Resident should have a Programme Director and Resident Advisor with separate responsibilities for the documentation and verification of the satisfactory training of the Resident.

Programme Director

The Programme Director is responsible for:

  • Verification of pre-residency training, and presence of suitable veterinary pharmacology and toxicology facilities, equipment, and supplies within thirty (30) days of programme initiation;
  • Distribution of the documentation and verification forms to each Resident annually; and
  • Notification of the ECVPT Secretary of any changes in the residency programme (including changes in personnel) approved originally by the Education Committee.

Resident Advisor

The Resident Advisor is responsible for the evaluation of the Resident's progress and will inform the Resident of any deficiencies. The Resident Advisor should base their evaluation on:

  • At least semi-annual progress and performance appraisals of the Resident. The Resident Advisor should keep written reports of these meetings, which must have been signed by both the Advisor and the Resident. These reports should be made available to the ECVPT on request.
  • Verification of the Resident Activity Log
  • Verification of the Resident Presentation Log
  • Writing an annual report on the Resident signed by both the Resident and the Resident Advisor.

The Resident Advisor or Resident should advise the Education Committee of any deficiencies in the training programme.