Residency Program


The Residency Program at CCVS: A Tradition of Excellence

At CCVS, we offer a comprehensive Emergency & Critical Care residency program. Veterinarians who want to become specialists must complete a residency program, allowing them to learn the skills to offer the gold standard of veterinary care in the field of study they choose (i.e. Emergency & Critical Care, Surgery, Cardiology, Oncology).

Our residents are fully licensed and experienced veterinarians who have usually completed an internship prior to applying for residency. Residents are selected from a competitive pool of highly qualified applicants based on their academic achievements and their clinical performance during their internship. The program is extremely competitive and only a small fraction of those applying for residencies across the country actually obtain one.

Our residents spend three years managing complicated and challenging cases under the supervision of our specialists. They participate in daily case rounds and weekly didactic rounds. CCVS residents are also required to become teachers themselves, by giving at least one 2-hour continuing education lecture to our primary care veterinary community during their time with us. In addition, they must complete a research project and publish a paper in a high-quality veterinary journal.

By the end of our program, our residents are well-prepared to sit for the certifying examination with the Emergency & Critical Care specialty college (ACVECC). Upon successful completion of the examination, they are awarded specialist status and add the letters “DACVECC” to their credentials. We are incredibly proud to have trained many residents who went on to pass their boards and become Emergency & Critical Care Specialists.

We have two convenient locations.

Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergencies. We also proudly offer premiere specialty veterinary care for your pet in close partnership with your referring veterinarian. Our specialists are board-certified in emergency & critical care, surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, and ophthalmology.

Buzzards Bay

Phone: 508-759-5125
Fax: 508-759-9861

11 Bourne Bridge Approach
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532


Phone: 508-398-7575
Fax: 508-398-7506

79 Theophilus Smith Road
South Dennis, MA 02660