Residency Program

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Residency Program

Animal Dermatology Group established the first private practice institutional residency program in the country and began with our first resident, Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz, in 1986. The residency program has continued to this day and has been extended to most of the ADC clinics around the country. We are proud to help train the next generation of veterinary dermatologists and thought leaders in dermatology in the US and world-wide.  

The residency program is a 3-year rigorous training program of clinical and didactic training. The American College of Veterinary Dermatology establishes strict guidelines for the training program and there are credentials that each resident much achieve including case reports, original research projects and a first author publication. Our diplomates are actively engaged in assisting with training our residents through oversight of resident progress by participating in clinical and didactic rounds with our residents.

Below are some of the aspects of our residency program and requirements established through the ACVD. If you are interested in a residency program with ADG, please contact Julia Moon (Residency Coordinator) at or Rusty Muse DVM (Medical Director) at




Currently our residency programs are associated with the following ADG practices:

  • Tustin, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • Marina del Rey, CA
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Ontario, CA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Bradenton, FL
  • Marietta, GA
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Louisville, KY
  • Wayne, NJ
  • Portland, OR
  • Mt. Pleasant, SC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Dallas, TX
  • Grapevine, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Seattle, WA

ADG also sponsors residency programs and partners with four veterinary schools:

  • University of Minnesota
  • Mississippi State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of Pennsylvania

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The objectives of the ADG residency program:

  1. To fulfill the requirements of a formalized residency program as set forth by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  2. To provide in-depth clinical training in veterinary dermatology
  3. To provide in-depth basic and applied science training in veterinary dermatology
  4. To conduct original research in the field of veterinary dermatology
  5. To meet the requirements of the ACVD credentials and education committees
  6. To obtain ACVD board certification


Program Overview

The training program is a three-year provisional program. The residencies begin July 15th to coincide with the ACVD program timetable. Veterinary clinical training will be at the Animal Dermatology Clinic locations specific to the residency. The resident will have shadow days at the other ADG clinic locations. Case reviews with the mentor will occur weekly. Clinical Case reviews and Powerpoint presentations with other residents will occur monthly. Basic science and structure/function training will occur monthly at designated Resident Training Day lectures. Histopathology training with a board certified veterinary pathologist and journal club with mentors and other board certified dermatologists will be done biweekly. Book club is scheduled for one hour weekly. The resident will have primary case responsibility only at the main office location or at satellite clinic locations (only with direct in-person mentor oversight).