Market Research Statistics: Veterinary Specialists 2016

AVMA recognized veterinary specialty organizations

Total active board-certified diplomates (as of December 2016)* 12,293
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) 844
Avian 114
Beef Cattle 13
Canine & Feline 447
Dairy 32
Equine 82
Exotic Companion Animal 23
Feline 79
Food Animal 19
Reptile/Amphibian 14
Shelter Medicine​ 4​
Swine Health Management 17
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) 99
American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)​ 45
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) 984
American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) 254
American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) 398
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) 247
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) 67
American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) 56
American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) 266
American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC) 590
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) 2,826
Cardiology 280
Small Animal Internal Medicine 1,342
Large Animal Internal Medicine 582
Neurology 310
Oncology 397
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) 220
Bacteriology/Mycology 59
Immunology 58
Virology 87
Parasitology ​35
American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) 79
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) 419
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) 1,441
Anatomic Pathology 1,120
Clinical Pathology 319
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) 744
Epidemiology 49
American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 502
Radiation Oncology 101
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation​ (ACVSMR) 192
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) 1,692
Small Animal 643
Large Animal 335
American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) 179
American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) 149
Equine DentalDental 15​
 

*Some members belong to more than one specialty.

Updated 1/2017.

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