The residency program at Texas A&M College of Veterinary
Medicine is centered on the criteria of board certification set by
ACVIM (www.acvim.org), guiding residents to achieve
the knowledge, skills, and credentials to become a successful
Neurologist/Neurosurgeon in either an academic setting or private
practice. It is a three-year program that is designed to
expose trainees to a wide array of clinical cases and research
The Neurology section of the Small Animal Clinic has a busy,
growing, and diverse caseload consisting of both medical and
surgical cases. The diagnostic equipment available includes a
3.0 T MRI, a 40 slice/revolution helical CT scanner, CT-TOMO
radiotherapy unit, digital radiography, digital fluoroscopy, a
surgical ultrasonic aspirator, image-guided neurosurgery, operating
microscope, kinetics/kinematics laboratory, and 2 electrophysiology
units. Faculty in direct support of the program includes Drs.
Beth Boudreau, Nick Jeffery, Sharon Kerwin, Jon Levine, and Joe
Mankin (Residency Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The program is a structured experience to provide the opportunity
for the resident to prepare for the qualifying and specialty exams
of ACVIM as well as promote clinical excellence in neurosurgery and
A wide range of specialists, including those in internal
medicine, cardiology, dermatology, oncology, ophthalmology,
anesthesiology, critical care, radiology, surgery, and radiation
oncology, supports our program. During the resident’s
training, they have the opportunity to work directly with these
services to gain clinical skills and techniques necessary to be a
successful neurologist. Didactic learning will include daily
neurology service rounds, weekly house officer rounds, weekly
neurology resident rounds, weekly MRI rounds, monthly
neuropathology rounds, and biannual surgery labs.
Residents are encouraged and time off is allotted to attend
pertinent scientific meetings such as ACVIM and “Brain Camp”, and
they have scheduled time off for general and specialty board
preparation. Faculty guidance, time off clinics, and funding
are provided to support resident research projects.
The residency program does not culminate in a graduate degree
although candidates may elect to pursue an advanced degree through
the graduate school at Texas A&M University.
All applications for this program should be made through the
Veterinary Residency and Internship Match Program. Further details
of our residency are available on the website (https://www.virmp.org).
"I can't say enough great things about this program. It’s
exactly what I was looking for and I am getting an outstanding
training." Kimberly Anderson, DVM, PhD, Neurology Resident
"The Neuro residency at Texas is outstanding. We have a great
caseload, state-of-the-art imaging and surgical equipment, and a
team of five boarded neurologists. I am so glad I considered this
program." Arturo Otamendi DVM, Neurology Resident 2015-2018