A Beacon of Excellence
The Residency Programs at OSVS
In addition to our internship, OSVS is a training center for residents in both Emergency/Critical Care and Surgery. Our residents have already completed a high quality internship, and have been accepted into our highly competitive programs. The residencies consist of three years of high volume patient management, rigorous didactic training, teaching responsibilities, and publication of a research paper. At the end of the three years, the residents sit for a multi-day examination with a national specialty organization to achieve board-certification.
Veterinarians choosing to pursue specialty certification have not only completed four years of undergraduate college and four years of veterinary school, but an additional four years of advanced training during which they work many, many hours for compensation levels significantly below what they could earn if they went immediately into practice. Why do they do it? Because they have a true passion for veterinary medicine and what specialty medicine can offer to pets. You will recognize this from the moment you meet them.