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2018-2021 Dermatology residency program
Dermatology Services for Dogs and Cats

Deadline of application: July 31, 2018

Dermatology Services for Dogs and Cats offers a 3 year residency program in Dermatology beginning on September 1, 2018. The facility and the residency program are organized to meet the requirement of the AiCVD (Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology) residency program and to allow supervision on a regular basis in order to increase condition toward success.

Candidate should:

  1. Have a veterinary license approved government
  2. Have completed a minimum 1 year general clinical training program in an academic institution or satisfactory private practice equivalent
  3. Candidate should be fluent in Japanese and ask to have a good level in English
  4. Have a satisfactory moral and ethical standing in the profession and the community

The resident is expected:

  1. To complete the requirement to take the board examination of the AiCVD
  2. To assist and provide care to animal patients presented to Dermatology Services for Dogs and Cats under the supervision of AiCVD residency supervisor
  3. To assist the training of young veterinarian in a non-official program under the supervision of AiCVD residency supervisor
  4. To maintain a positive attitude toward peers, technicians, support staff and supervisors

Residency weekly schedule

  1. Small animal dermatology clinics: 4 mornings and 4 afternoons. The resident consults under the close supervision of an AiCVD diplomate
  2. Small animal medicine and surgery clinics: intensive rotating program. The resident will consult under the supervision of specialists on these fields
  3. Exotics, equine and large animal dermatology clinics: intensive rotating program
  4. Weekly case round on Tuesday morning
  5. Journal-club once weekly for 42weeks/year
  6. Dermatopathology conference once weekly
  7. Basic research and histopathological training

Continuing education:

  1. Attendance to Japanese, European (or American) and World veterinary dermatology congress is compulsory
  2. Attendance to workshops accredited by the AiCVD
  3. Attendance to ESVS or equivalent continuing program is strongly advised as it provides in depth courses on small animal dermatology
  4. At the end of the three years, the resident is expected to meet the AiCVD requirement to sit the examination such as publications, research results, clinical case load, clinical cases, education, conferences, presentations in congresses

Nobuo Murayama, DVM, PhD, Dip AiCVD
Residency Supervisor
Dermatology Services for Dogs and Cats

Application should contain:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Copy of a veterinary license
  4. Recommendation letter (Optional)

The 4th AiCVD examination

We are pleased to announce that AiCVD will hold the 4th examination for AiCVD diplomate according to the following schedule:

July 28-July 29, 2018
Time and schedule: July 28; 13:00-16:00
July 29; 9:00-12:00 Venue: to be decided (Tokyo, Japan)

Applicants who intend to sit the examination must contact Prof. Toshiroh Iwasaki ( by March 1, 2018 before they intend to sit the examination.

Diplomate candidates must submit documents by deadlines described below:
1) Submission of CV with publication list and letter of Supervisor : April 1, 2018
2) Case log, Activities and Presentation log, Certification of the Residency : April 30, 2018
3) Publication proof of published Papers, Five case reports : April 30, 2018
4) Permission in principal to sit : May 31, 2018
5) Payment of application fee : June 30, 2018
6) Examination : July 28-29, 2018

Qualification for examination of AiCVD specialist

As several AiCVD residents are scheduled to complete a residency program in 2017-2018, AiCVD plans to carry out the 4th examination for AiCVD specialist in July 28-29, 2018.

Qualified individuals should satisfy one of the followings;
1.Complete a residency program organized by AiCVD, ACVD, ECVD and Dermatology Chapter of Australia/New Zealand Veterinary Specilists.
2.Complete an alternate route residency program recognized by AiCVD, ACVD, ECVD and/or Dermatology Chapter of Australia/New Zealand Veterinary Specialists.
3.An individual who had submitted an application of AiCVD "de facto specialist" until 2008, but qualification did not meet the requirement at that time, and these will be fulfilled by the end of 2017.

In prior to the 4th examination of AiCVD specialist, candidates whose career may meet #2 or #3 should submit documents to the Examination Committee for a validation.

An applicant should contact the Chair of the Examination Committee ( by March 1, 2018.

December 20, 2017
Asian College of Veterinary Dermatology

New AiCVD member

 AiCVD is pleased to announce that Drs. Yun-Hsia Hsiao (Taiwan) and Han Hock Siew (Malaysia) successfully passed the 3rd AiCVD examination, held in July 29 and 30, 2017 at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology. As they join the member of AiCVD, members of AiCVD at the present time becomes twelve.
 Dr. Hsiao had been a regular resident under supervision of Dr. Charles Chen in Taiwan and completed her residency in February, 2016.
 Dr. Han Hock Siew had been the first alternative route resident of AiCVD under supervision of Drs. Charles Chen and Chiara Noli (ECVD, advisor) . He completed his residency in February, 2017 .
 Attached photos are Drs. Hsiao and Han.

Dr. Han Hock Siew

Dr. Yun-Hsia Hsiao