Internship and Residency

The Istituto Veterinario di Novara offers veterinarians with a professional experience of at least one year in the field of small animal medicine, the possibility to attend the following educational and formative paths:


This path consists of a non-stop period of 12-18 months, during which the applicant (intern) turns over the different medical-surgical specialties to acquire a good practice. The intern has to take part in all seminars and medical conferences organized at the Istituto Veterinario di Novara, in daily rounds and in journal clubs. Thus, the intern can improve his clinical skills and get a scientific knowledge on different topics. At the end of the program the intern is given a letter of reference signed by the Diplomates of the Istituto Veterinario di Novara useful to apply the specialistic Colleges.


Having a medical-scientific knowledge at a specialistic level has become more and more important to carry out the clinical activity. Colleges have been created to form specialists in different branches of veterinary medicine. The Residency Program consists in a non-stop period of 4 years during which the resident gets an advanced theoretical and practical knowledge in one specialty. Besides the clinical activity, the program includes a research period; the obtained results are presented by the resident at international medical conferences and published in scientific journals. In order to obtain a level of specialistic competence, the resident takes actively part to all daily rounds and journal clubs and contributes as speakers to seminars and conferences that are held at the Istituto Veterinario di Novara. During the formative program the resident learns how to manage clinical cases logically and precisely, using the information acquired from the current scientific literature.

At the Istituto Veterinario di Novara the following Residency Programs are active:

  • Cardiology (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Companion Animals, ECVIM-CA (Cardiology));
  • Dermatology (European College of Veterinary Dermatology, ECVD);
  • Diagnostic Imaging (European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, ECVDI);
  • Internal Medicine (European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Companion Animals, ECVIM-CA (Internal Medicine));
  • Ophthalmology (European College of Veterinary Ophthalmology).

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Internship e Residency