Postgraduate training programs are offered by this department. Firstly, we offer a 12-month rotating internship in veterinary small animal clinical sciences. This program is designed for veterinarians who have graduated recently. Secondly, we offer 3-year residencies in medicine and surgery. These are intended for veterinarians who have completed a formal rotating internship or its equivalent.

In order to be considered for an internship or residency at our university, our state examining board requires that your veterinary school be AVMA accredited or that you have passed either the ECFVG or PAVE exams. If this is the case, then your application will be welcomed.

All of these positions are filled on a competitive basis, through the national computer matching program administered by the American Association of Veterinary Clinicians. All program information will be available to potential applicants through theVeterinary Internship and Residency Match Program (VIRMP) website  . The AAVC will provide a written document of applicant instructions, list of program titles and their respective institutions to individuals who request information about the VIRMP. You may contact the AAVC All successful applicants must provide documents that establish identity and employment eligibility.

Successfully matched foreign national applicants must be either a permanent resident or must be eligible to obtain work authorization as issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) allowing them to work in the United States. Please contact Janice Couts at (979) 845-9053 or e-mail address: with the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at least 90-180 days prior to arrival in order to allow time to process documents. Further information can be obtained from Texas A&M University, International Faculty & Scholar Services at or call (979) 862-1719.

Veterinary licensure in the State of Texas is required of interns and residents. Interns and residents are required to join the American Veterinary Medical Association in order for the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to obtain liability insurance for them.

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