Register as Training Center
Types of ECVM Training Centre
All institutions willing to contribute to training of residents must be approved by the Education Committee.
Training centres that fulfil all requirements to run a Standard Residency Programme will be designated as an “Approved Training Centre” (ATC). Approval is provided to the centre for five years. (For further information on Residency Programmes see Section IIII and Appendix II of this document).
Training centres which fulfil only specific aspects of veterinary microbiology (e.g. residents having access to only specific aspects of veterinary microbiology or animal species) allowing for contribution to residents’ training by offering regular rotations in their institutions under Diplomate supervision will be designated as a “Satellite Training Centre” (STC). Approval is provided to the centre for five years.
All other centres where residents are engaged in an alternate residency programme or where they may rotate for short periods will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Approval will be granted only if the details provided with the application (location, duration, minimum standard of facilities, services and equipment) are deemed satisfactory.
Requirements to Register as an ECVM Training Centre
Approved and Satellite Training Centres are required to provide a minimum standard of facilities, services and equipment. Availability of such facilities must be documented at the time of centre approval. Basic centre requirements may include:
involved in the detection of microbial pathogens of veterinary interest that meet the following standards: compliance with health and safety standards; written operational procedures; use of current methodologies and technologies; a quality management programme; a documentation of personnel training and development.
containing current textbooks and journals relating to veterinary microbiology and its supporting disciplines must be readily accessible directly or electronically. In addition, access to relevant websites concerning veterinary microbiology must be readily available.
suitable for veterinary training.
for specialisation in veterinary microbiology. The case load must be such as to provide material for the preparation in total, of at least two case reports, dealing with different species of domesticated animals (Appendix III.B).
Application to Register as an ECVM Training Centre
Re-approval of an ECVM Training Centre and Residency Programme
Re-approval of training centres and residency programmes is necessary every five years. Approval applies to the programme at the named institution and as long as it is supervised by the named Residency Programme Director. Any changes in the structure of the programme or in Diplomates working at the institution must be notified as soon as they happen to the Secretary of the College and the Chairperson of the Education Committee. The approval of the programme will be suspended immediately if the above-mentioned changes are not communicated to the College within one month of their occurence.