Training & Educational Opportunities
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center is committed to advancing the professional aspirations of promising and dedicated students who are interested in careers as veterinary specialists. We have state-of-the-art facilities and the most experienced veterinary specialists practicing in the US.
We coordinate our advanced training programs with the top veterinary schools nationwide. While academic achievement is an important criterion in selecting our applicants, the successful candidates must also demonstrate a real passion for veterinary medicine, and genuine compassion and sensitivity for our clients and patients.
VCA AVCC also sponsors workshops, seminars and courses for professional colleagues pursuing Continuing Education. Our staff of specialists regularly lecture on topics of interest, case studies, and advancements in their disciplines at local SCVMA Chapter meetings and veterinary practices. We organize and host an annual dinner and continuing education in various specialties for local veterinarians. We also participate with other specialty organizations to host continuing education activities from the San fernando Valley to Orange County.
Externships and Residency Program
VCA Advanced Veterinary Care Center is a Preceptor for Western University College of Veterinary Medicine and currently offers clinical rotations in Cardiology and Oncology for 4th year veterinary students. We also offer externships for other colleges and universities around the country. Whether you are a 4th year student completing your clinical rotation requirements, or an intern or resident completing an “out rotation” or fulfilling other requirements, our entire staff is committed to providing a rewarding and informative supervised clinical experience for all participants.
We administer a 3 year Residency Training Program in Veterinary Cardiology. The resident is trained in all aspects of clinical cardiology, including interventional cardiology, diagnosis and therapy of cardiac diseases. The program is part of the VIRMP and is approved by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).