Veterinary Dermatology

This is a 3-year Residency and Masters in Veterinary Science training program that satisfies the requirements for certification by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD).

The programme will prepare you for the certifying examination in the specialty of Veterinary dermatology as well as providing an introduction to clinical research by completion of a Masters in Veterinary Science. You will spend the majority of your time conducting clinical duties in the Small Animal Referral hospital of Langford Vets as part of the clinical dermatology Service. This will include seeing referred cases under the supervision of board-certified dermatologists. You will also be closely involved in teaching and assessing veterinary students and veterinary nurses during clinical rotations.  

A recent introduction to the Residency training program is the incorporation of a taught Masters in Veterinary Science. The Masters program will allow the resident to achieve a recognized Masters qualification in addition to being able to complete credentials to enable the candidate to take the European Diploma qualification. The taught Masters will include work place based assessments and specific training in research project design, statistics, paper writing, journal critique and clinical teaching.

Selection criteria for the Residency in Dermatology

Along with the attributes and qualifications required for all Residents applicants it is also desirable if you can demonstrate:

  • Evidence of attendance at dermatology-related CPD events / courses
  • Motivation for self-development of clinical skills in dermatology 

Further information

If you have any queries about the Dermatology Residencies please contact Dr Aiden Foster
For general information about the program see FAQs, email or see: Residencies

How to apply

Adverts for these training positions will go out on and on the subject specific College website between August – October, with a closing date in November and interviews in January.

Applications for residencies at the Bristol Vet School need to be submitted via Hobsons. For details see How To Apply.


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