The AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) is seeking comments on a proposal to recognize a new veterinary specialty for small animal veterinary nephrology and urology.
The ABVS has received a letter of intent seeking recognition of the American College of Veterinary Nephrology and Urology.
"Advanced care in nephrology and urology is best provided by clinicians with the necessary focused expertise that ensures the correct application and safe and effective delivery of these therapies," the group said in its letter. The objectives of the proposed specialty organization "are to establish standards of practice excellence for the evaluation and care of urinary disease in companion animals and to organize and promote the science, education, and innovation leading to the advancement of these disciplines through specialized training and certification."
The ABVS invites comment from the veterinary profession and the public regarding the proposed new specialty. Comments must be signed and submitted by email to the ABVS no later than July 6, 2020. Email all comments to the ABVS at ABVSavma [dot] org.