The Critical Care Program is a Regional Training Center for students and veterinarians in the discipline of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. Its participants include fourth year professional veterinary students, interns, residents and visiting practicing veterinarians. In addition to Auburn students, the program is available to senior veterinary students from across the country as they complete elective rotations in the Critical Care Service as part of their professional curriculum.
The program is an approved residency-training site sanctioned by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (ACVECC). At the conclusion of their training, residents sit for a specialty board certification examination leading to Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Technician training is also conducted under the direction of highly trained veterinary critical care nurses. In addition to on-site training activities, the Critical Care Program also conducts formal continuing education seminars throughout the year.