Information For Registered Residents

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

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.

Documents are available in Acrobat.pdf format (to view or to print), or in Word.doc format (to save and submit electronically). You will need the current version of Acrobat Reader soft-ware program to read several of these documents. Acrobat Reader is a free program. Click and follow the on-screen instructions.

Scroll down to see Documents and Forms Available for downloading

Links to Related Forms

Abbreviations for case logs

Abbreviation List - Acrobat

Abbreviation List - Word

Select the Annual Report Form that you need:

Annual Report if you intend to submit a credentials application this year


If not, and you were a registered trainee prior to March 1, 2015, use this form


If your training program registration date is after March 1, 2015, use this form.


Leave of Absence

Supervisor Annual Report Form


TSC Annual Report Review Form

Appeal Procedures


Anesthesia, Radiology, Surgery specialty training requirement

Specialty Training Form- Word

Case Logs information, requirements, submission instructions

Triadan tooth numbers


Case Log Examples


MRCL Cadaver Form - Acrobat


MRCL Cadaver Form - Word


Form for correcting 'old format' MRCL Forms

Case Report and Alternatives to Case Report (CREP system) requirements, content, format, submission instructions


For 2014 Publication Requirement documents, scroll down to '2014 Publications'

Case Report Supervisor Form

Case Report Credentials Committee Review Form

Book Chapter Supervisor Form

Solicited Article Supervisor Form

Unsolicited Article Supervisor Form

Book Chapter Credentials Committee review form

Solicited Article Credentials Committee review form

Unsolicited Article Credentials Committee review form

Credentials Application content, format, submission, reference letters

Credentials Application Form

Credentials Application Supervisor Report Form

Reference Letter + Waiver Form

Credentials Application - Committee Review Form

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

Initial Equipment List


Credentials Equipment List

Examination information

Includes Practical Examination Procedure List and Suggested Reading List

There is a separate Equine Examination Information document

Examination Security Form

Re-Examination Application Form

Leave of Absence Policy and Form


Mentor Manual

Supervisor Request Service

Nomenclature - AVDC-Approved definitions for use in veterinary dentistry


Publication Requirements

Case Report Supervisor Form

Case Report Cred Comm review


Book Chapter Supervisor Form

Solicited Article Supervisor Form

Unsolicited Article Supervisor Form


Delayed Submission of Publication Form


Book Chapter Credentials Committee review form

Solicited Article Credentials Committee review form

Unsolicited Article Credentials Committee review form


Radiograph Set requirement


Radiographic Set Technique Description

Cat Example 1 Cat Example 2


Dog Example 3 Dog Example 4


Credentials Committee Radiograph Set Review Form

Reinstatement Policy Reinstatement of a training program subsequent to withdrawal from the program


Residency Program



Application Form for

Residency SIte Approval

For veterinarians seeking entry

into a residency training



List of AVDC-Approved Residency Sites

TSC Review Forms

Program Registration Application Review Form

Visitation and Residency Supervision requirement

Visitation Form

Welcome Letter - program changes, internal AVDC processes.