Most of the disciplines at AHT Small Animal Referrals offer residency training positions. These are designed for highly motivated graduates who have already gained some good clinical experience but want to go on to specialise in a particular discipline.
Most of these residencies are of three-year duration, and we aim to have our residency positions approved by the relevant European veterinary specialist college so that they are eligible to sit their European diplomas at the end of their residency and therefore eligible to become recognised European Specialists in their field. In addition to developing clinical skills and knowledge through working alongside other specialists, residents are generally required (as part of their programme) to undertake additional studies and participate in clinical research projects. Such studies contribute to our knowledge of small animal diseases and are usually expected to result in the publication of scientific papers.
Residents are also expected to contribute to regular clinical rounds and to internal and external seminars and Continuing Professional Development courses run by the AHT and other organisations.