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logoAt least twenty four (24) months of the three (3) year programme must be spent in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology under the direction of an ECVPT Diplomate. This applies to both the standard and alternate programmes.

If the thirty six (36) month training programme is not continuous, it must be arranged in blocks of time no less than half a month per block and a minimum total of four (4) months per year. There is a seven (7) year maximum time limit in which candidates must complete their training.

Residents must spend fifteen to twenty per cent (15-20%) of their programme in each of the following ways:

  • Active research (general practical work)
  • Preparation of scientific manuscripts
  • Graduate degree studies

It is recommended that the Resident should rotate between different divisions and/or units (for example statistics, epidemiology, clinical departments, laboratory animal units and others). External veterinary pharmacology and toxicology rotations are recommended to facilitate development of knowledge, skills and proficiency through exposure to a wide variety of scientific, technical and regulatory problems.

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