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View the AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) Policies and Procedures.
Currently, there are 22 AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organizations comprising 40 distinct specialties. More than 11,000 veterinarians
have been awarded diplomate status in one or more of these 22
recognized veterinary specialty organizations by completing rigorous
postgraduate training, education, and examination requirements. These
board-certified specialists are ready to serve the public, its animals,
and the veterinary profession by providing high quality service in
disciplines as varied as internal medicine, surgery, preventive
medicine, toxicology, dentistry, behavior, and pathology. Visit the
website of any of the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organizations
by clicking on the links in the column on the left side of this page.
See guidelines on establishment, recognition, and supervision of veterinary specialty organizations.
Find links to each specialty organization's Web site for information regarding a specific recognized veterinary specialty.
Questions about specialization in veterinary medicine? See our FAQs page!
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