Internship and Residency Program

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is proud to offer training programs in a variety of specialties. Individual programs are described below. Unless otherwise specified, applications should be made through the Veterinary Intern/Resident Matching Program.


Residency Programs

Anesthesiology & Pain Management Residency Program

  • Program Contact: Dr. Fernando Garcia-Pereira
  • The University of Florida offers a three year clinical residency program in Veterinary Anesthesiology and Pain Management (primarily perioperative pain management). The program has been developed to provide clinical in-depth resident training and a comprehensive knowledge base of veterinary anesthesia and pain management in a wide variety of animal species (canine, feline, equine, caprine, ovine, bovine, exotic animals, etc.). This American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) residency strives to prepare residents for active careers in academia or specialty practice.

Aquatic Medicine Residency Program

Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service Residency Program

  • Program Contact: Dr. Klibs Galvão
  • The Food Animal Reproduction and Medicine Service (FARMS) conducts instruction, service and research activities with food animals in Florida, primarily with dairy (80%) and beef (15%) cattle but also with small ruminants and swine (5%). Virtually all of this activity is on-farm. FARMS provides veterinary service to various private farms and ranches at both near and distant locations. Both herd health (preventive medicine) and ambulatory programs are conducted. In addition, FARMS has responsibility for the health of all agricultural animals used for research at the University. Herd health and regulatory responsibilities also extend to University dairy, beef, sheep, and swine units. Residents are expected and encouraged to attend the formal teaching activities conducted by FARMS Faculty in didactic courses as well as attend relevant seminars in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine (UF CVM), Department of Animal Sciences and other venues both on and off campus. These activities include State and National meetings in relevant areas. Regular scheduled participatory activities include weekly journal clubs and case rounds. In addition, residents are encouraged to attend Clinician Problem Conferences and Resident seminars. The FARMS Residency is combined with a Master of Science. 75% of the time is devoted to clinics and 25% of the time to classes and research to complete the MS program. The combined Residency/MS program has three year duration. The Residency is aimed primarily at ABVP (Food Animal) requirements although some flexibility is possible for the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) or the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. FARMS Faculty and Residents are involved with a number of research projects, and excellent collaboration exists within the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Department of Animal Sciences.

Large Animal Medicine Residency Program

  • Program Contact: Dr. Chris Sanchez
  • This American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) residency program has been designed to provide in-depth training in large animal internal medicine and related basic and applied sciences. The program has been developed to provide the resident with a comprehensive knowledge base of internal medical conditions of equids, ruminants, and camelids. Our program strives to prepare residents for active careers in academia, specialty practice, or other careers in the health-related professions.

Large Animal Surgery Residency Program


Internship Programs

Large Animal Surgery Internship Program

Aquatic Medicine Internship Program