Actual residents

At the moment (22/11/2017) 66 residents are carriyng out residency programmes. Following the list of our residents

Berlin (3)
Bertulat Sandra (Regular alternative resident)
Binici Cagri (Regular standard resident)
Gaebler (Ebner) Elisabeth (Regular standard resident)

Berne (7)
Beer Gian (Regular standard resident)
Bonelli Francesca (Regular alternative resident)
Deiss Ramona (Regular standard resident)
Guccione Jacopo (Alternative candidate for exam)
Mock Thomas (Regular standard resident)
Studer Eveline (Regular alternative resident)
Traversari Julia (Regular standard resident)

Bristol (5)
Glover Ian David (Regular alternative resident)
MacFarlane Julie (Regular standard resident)
Potter Timothy (Regular alternative resident)
Tisdall David Arthur (Regular standard resident)
Turner Andrea (Regular standard resident)

Dublin (3)
Hayes Ciara Jessica (Regular standard resident)
Krump Lea (Standard candidate for exam)
Somers Joris (Standard candidate for exam)

Edinburgh (3)
Bragg Rachel (Regular standard resident)
Wood Paul (Regular standard resident)
Woodhouse Michael Alan (Regular alternative resident)

Gent (Merelbeke) (2)
Bogaert Hannes (Regular standard resident)
De Cremer Lieze (Regular standard resident)

Glasgow (4)
Cândido Boavida Malcata Francisco (Regular standard resident)
Francesio Andrea (Regular standard resident)
Gladden Nicola (Regular standard resident)
Simões Patrícia (Standard candidate for exam)

Hanover (1)
Ruda (Locher) Lena (Standard candidate for exam)

Helsinki (1)
Friman Mari (Regular standard resident)

Liège (1)
Sartelet Arnaud (Standard candidate for exam)

Liverpool (4)
Barden Matthew (Regular standard resident)
Mahen Philippa (Regular standard resident)
Oikonomou Georgios (Regular standard resident)
Russell Stuart (Regular alternative resident)

London (7)
Allan Jennifer (Regular standard resident)
Damaso Bartolo Angela Filipa (Standard candidate for exam)
Jerram Lucy (Regular standard resident)
Mahendran Sophie Anne (Standard candidate for exam)
Manning Al (Regular standard resident)
McCrone Ian (Regular alternative resident)
Veselinov Steerforth Daniel K (Regular standard resident)

Lyon (1)
Otz Pauline (Regular alternative resident)

Maisons-Alfort (2)
El-Bay Sarah (Regular standard resident)
Plassard Vincent (Regular standard resident)

Montreal (1)
Ferraro Salvatore (Regular standard resident)

Munich (7)
Abuelo Sebio Angel (Alternative candidate for exam)
Dietsche Johanna (Regular standard resident)
Lausch Corinna (Regular standard resident)
Misurova Lubica (Regular standard resident)
Straub Christian (Regular standard resident)
Trefz Florian (Regular standard resident)
Tschoner Theresa (Regular standard resident)

Nantes (1)
Relun Anne (Regular standard resident)

Nottingham (1)
Hyde Robert (Regular standard resident)

Padua (1)
Fiore Enrico (Regular standard resident)

Toulouse (2)
Herman Nicolas (Regular standard resident)
Martinelli Enrico (Regular standard resident)

Turin (1)
Bellino Claudio (Regular standard resident)

Utrecht (1)
Hut Peter R. (Regular standard resident)

Vienna (5)
Burgstaller Johann (Standard candidate for exam)
Iwersen Michael (Standard candidate for exam)
Pothmann Harald (Regular standard resident)
Prunner Isabella (Standard candidate for exam)
Stanitznig Anna Helene (Regular standard resident)

Villaines la Juhel (1)
Samson Olivier (Past alternative resident)

Zurich (1)
Bittner Lilli (Regular standard resident)

The Residency Programme

An ECBHM Residency Programme is a training programme that has been approved by the Education and Residency Committee, allowing a graduate veterinarian (the Resident) to acquire in-depth knowledge of bovine health management and its supporting disciplines under the supervision and guidance of one or more Diplomate(s) of the ECBHM. Two kind of Residency Programmes can be carried out: a Standard Residency Programme or an Alternative residency Programme (see below).

To be admitted to carry out a Residency Programme, prospective residents will be required to have broad training and experience in clinical bovine health management and their supporting disciplines, which must be attained by participation in a one to one-and-a-half years internship, or its equivalent, as approved by the Education and Residency Committee.

A Standard Residency Programme (SRP) is carried out only in an approved institution, and consists of a period corresponding to at least 2.5 to 3 years of full time supervised training.
The period can be taken consecutively or on a part-time basis as long as the total time spent on training equals or exceeds 2.5 to 3 years (full-time equivalent) and the total period does not exceed 5 years.
All the information are detailed in the updated ECBHM Policies and Procedures.
The application form for the Standard Residency Programme can be downloaded by clicking here.

An Alternative Residency Programme (ARP) should be comparable to a 2.5 to 3 years full-time SRP and must be carried out under the supervision of a Diplomate of the College (Primary Supervisor).
For example, an alternative programme may involve working in a bovine practice under the supervision of a Diplomate of the College while undertaking a series of predetermined specialist training modules provided by external institutions.
All the information are detailed in the updated ECBHM Policies and Procedures.
The application form for the Alternative Residency Programme can be downloaded by clicking here.


Documentation and verification of the SRP and ARP

 According to the ECBHM Policies and Procedures chapter 2.4, the Resident is responsible for:
---- i) Compilation and maintenance of the Resident’s Dossier (comprising lists of clinical lectures conference attendance, conference presentations given, lectures and seminars given, lectures and seminars attended and documentation of external training)
---- ii) Submission of the signed (Primary Supervisor, Resident) annual progress report, case report(s) and case logs in electronic format to the Education and Residency Committee via the administrative office of the ECBHM at the end of each year of residency training.

By clicking here, residents can download the form for the submission of the annual report.
   a) .doc (Word) format
   b) .xls (Excel) format

The yearly progress will be evaluated by the Education and Residency Committee (annual report and case logs) in collaboration with the Credentials Committee (case reports).

Evaluation grid for individual and herd cases report is available by clicking here:
   a) Credentials: Herd cases report
   b) Credentials: Individual cases report



Residents should notify the Education & Residency committee once an externship is arranged. Residents should fill the first half of the corresponding form (click here) and send it to the college administration. The E&RC may come back to the residents for discussing further details.
After the externship, residents have to fill the second part of the form and send it to the college administration. It is better to complete both parts in one form for easier handling! A certificate should be provided regarding the externship from the institution where it was done.


The Certifying Examination 2017

Residents having completed a Standard Residency Programme or an Alternative Residency Programme are allowed to apply to sit the certifying examination.
With respect to the certifying examination that will be held in 2017, applicants must submit their credentials electronically to the administration office ( on or before March 1st 2017.

The Certifying Examination 2017 is scheduled from July 24th to July 26th, and will be held in Nottingham, UK.

The requirements for admission must be met at the time the application is made (whereby the residency training time must be completed no later than at the time of examination, but not necessarily at the time of credentials submission)

All the information are detailed in the chapter 5 of the updated ECBHM Policies and Procedures.

In particular, the application should be accompanied by the following completed and verified documentation:
      a) complete "Credentials Approval Application Form" (annex VI of the ECBHM Policies and Procedures); this application form can be downloaded by clicking here;
      b) complete curriculum vitae using the Europass CV template given at
      c) resident’s final dossier signed by the Programme Director and the Primary Supervisor of the Resident;
      d) proof of payment of the credentials evaluation fee;
     e) records of 5 approved case reports as specified in chapter 2 of the ECBHM Policies and Procedures (except for candidates already in a training programme on January 1, 2014, see 2.2.g.i.), or a total of 5 records of previously approved case reports and newly submitted case reports (case reports of the last residency year and/or amended case reports which had been rejected in the previous years; see 2.4.d) as electronic files;
     f) two peer-reviewed scientific articles as specified in chapter 2.2.g of the ECBHM Policies and Procedures, as electronic files.

These categories of material must be arranged in the sequence listed above and submitted as described in the credentials application form to prevent document loss and to facilitate review.

Moreover, a letter of reference should be provided by the Primary Supervisor, sent directly in electronic format to the administrative office of the College.
Requests by the Resident for reference letters from the Primary Supervisor should be made early enough to assure arrival with the administrative secretary on or before the application closing date.

Reference letters must document the following:
a) Verification of the training programme and level of supervision.
b) Verification that the case reports are exclusively the work of the Resident.
c) The applicant’s proficiency, judgement and competence as a specialist and his/her academic readiness to sit the examination

d) ...... and that at the end of the residency period the resident has survived!!

All information on the examination process and examination structure are detailed in the chapter 6 of the updated ECBHM Policies and Procedures.


Some examples of examination questions

Herewith the examination committee has made some examination questions available to those residents who are planning to sit the diploma examination.

 1) Long questions and problem-based question belonging to the diploma examination July 2013.

 2) Clinical exhibit (unfortunately the video cannot be posted due to the dimension).