New specialty college issues certification requirements, sets exam date

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The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is accepting applications for board certification in canine and equine sports medicine and rehabilitation.

This August, the newest of the veterinary specialty colleges published application requirements and announced that the initial examination for board certification in the two areas of specialization was scheduled for May 2012.

The ACVSMR has been in the works for more than a decade. Interest in a veterinary rehabilitation and sports medicine specialty started to gain momentum in 1999 after the 1st International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy was held in Corvallis, Ore. (see JAVMA, July 1, 2011).

The college expects ACVSMR membership will increase to more than 200 over the next several years as the demand for veterinary sports medicine and rehabilitation continues to grow.

Credentials applications for ACVSMR board certification, qualifications required for certification, and additional details about the examination are available at Applications must be received by Oct. 15, 2011. For additional information, email the ACVSMR secretary at infoatvsmr [dot] org (info[at]vsmr[dot]org).