All documents, forms and examinations provided by AVDC are written in English, and all materials submitted by residents are to be written in English.
Please check the Changes for 2016 document to be sure that you are aware of the most recent changes that affect the Annual Report submission and the Credentials Application processes.
Major changes in AVDC training program requirements are not applied retroactively. For information on previous training program requirements click:
Changes for 2002 Changes for 2007
Changes for 2008 Changes for 2009
Changes for 2010 Changes for 2011
Changes for 2012 Changes for 2013
Changes for 2014 Changes for 2015
To review the General Training Program Requirements, click General Requirements.
To log into the Document Management System (DMS) for registered trainees, click DMS
AVDC documents available on this web-site are revised to be in concordance with the most recent Changes document in December or January each year - date-sensitive documents such as Application forms will include a 'Revised December 20**' or similar notation at the top of the document. If in doubt about current AVDC policy, send an email note to ExecSec@AVDC.org.
Applicant, Alternate Pathway, Resident, Candidate and Supervisor Definitions
Veterinarians registered in a training program leading to an AVDC diploma are referred to as Residents. If registered in a (pre-2014) Alternate Pathway program, they are to refer to themselves as an Alternate Pathway Resident.
Veterinarians in a training program with a registered start date of January 1st, 2014 or later are known as Full-time or Part-time Residents.
An applicant is a veterinarian who is applying for registration of a training program with AVDC, or is a veterinarian who has completed the required training program and has submitted a credentials review application.
A veterinarian who has completed an AVDC-approved training program and whose credentials have been approved is known as a candidate.
Every resident has a supervisor, who is an AVDC diplomate who has agreed to supervise the training program of a particular resident. From January 1st, 2014, a Supervisor is required to be a Program Director or collaborating diplomate at an AVDC-approved Residency Site.
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Document Links to Related Forms
Abbreviations for case logs
Select the Annual Report Form that you need:
Anesthesia, Radiology, Surgery specialty training requirement
Case Logs information, requirements, submission instructions
Case Report and Alternatives to Case Report (CREP system) requirements, content, format, submission instructions
For 2014 Publication Requirement documents, scroll down to '2014 Publications'
Credentials Application content, format, submission, reference letters
Curriculum vitae - AVDC format
Dental Chart requirement and examples
DMS - Getting Started with AVDC's Document Management System
Initial Equipment List for a Training Program Registration Application.
Final Equipment List - for review by the Credentials Committee
Includes Practical Examination Procedure List and Suggested Reading List
There is a separate Equine Examination Information document
Nomenclature - AVDC-Approved definitions for use in veterinary dentistry
Radiograph Set requirement
Reinstatement Policy Reinstatement of a training program subsequent to withdrawal from the program
TSC Review Forms
Visitation and Residency Supervision requirement
Welcome Letter - program changes, internal AVDC processes.