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Animal Dermatology Clinic (ADC) has the distinction of being the first privately owned organization approved by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology to provide a world-class residency program. Over the last 30 years, there have been more than twenty board-certified doctors that have achieved Diplomate status after completing ADC’s formal residency program.

With only a few hundred diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in the world, the program is designed to attract, cultivate and support future leadership excellence in the practice of veterinary dermatology.

The success of specialists in this field rests in our ability to inspire and provide the necessary tools to cultivate future leaders to become stewards in this specialty as we continue to make advancements in veterinary medicine.

Massey University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers a state-of-the-art facility offering New Zealand the most comprehensive veterinary expertise. The addition of adding specialists in veterinary dermatology will continue to increase Massey’s extensive range of services to further enhance their reputation.

In order to achieve board certification in dermatology, a licensed veterinarian must first complete a three-and-a-half year residency program, pass a rigorous two-day exam, and undergo an extensive interview process. Applicants that are invited to interview with ADC’s Residency and Research Committees, must stand-out, as the interview is a critical part of the residency application process.

Upon acceptance, residents are assigned a mentor and spend the majority of their time receiving cases throughout their clinical training while reviewing and performing diagnostics, providing therapy and following up on cases. Residents will also have the opportunity to join mentors for exposure to exotic species as well, perform consultations along with intradermal skin testing and allergen specific immunotherapy.