Market Research Statistics: Veterinary Specialists 2017

AVMA recognized veterinary specialty organizations

Total active board-certified diplomates (as of December 2017)* 13,035
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) 790
Avian 112
Beef Cattle 12
Canine & Feline 416
Dairy 31
Equine 76
Exotic Companion Animal 22
Feline 70
Food Animal 17
Reptile/Amphibian 12
Shelter Medicine​ 8​
Swine Health Management 14
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) 99
American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)​ 49
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) 1,009
American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) 263
American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) 408
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) 256
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) 72
American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) 58
American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) 275
American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC) 639
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) 2,922
Cardiology 292
Small Animal Internal Medicine 1,381
Large Animal Internal Medicine 587
Neurology 329
Oncology 409
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) 223
Bacteriology/Mycology 61
Immunology 57
Virology 88
Parasitology ​37
American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) 83
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) 440
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) 1,798
Anatomic Pathology 1,446
Clinical Pathology 352
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) 782
Epidemiology 55
American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 541
Radiation Oncology 108
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation​ (ACVSMR) 216
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) 1,753
Small Animal 707
Large Animal 352
American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) 197
American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) 162
Equine DentalDental 15​
 

*Some members belong to more than one specialty.

Updated 1/2018.

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