Veterinary specialists 2020

AVMA recognized veterinary specialty organizations

Total active board-certified diplomates (as of December 2020)*
13,539          
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
768
Avian
106
Beef Cattle
14
Canine & Feline
371
Dairy
33
Equine
61
Exotic Companion Animal
31
Feline
75
Food Animal
17
Reptile/Amphibian
15
Shelter Medicine
27
Swine Health Management
14
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT)
100
American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)
61
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
1,092
American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV)
American College of Theriogenologists (ACT)
394
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA)
291
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB)
83
American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP)
69
American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)
313
American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC)
792
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
3,121
Cardiology
327
Small Animal Internal Medicine
1,430
Large Animal Internal Medicine
601
Neurology
347
Oncology
462
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM)
200
Bacteriology/Mycology
Immunology
Virology
Parasitology
American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN)
81
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)
470
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)
1,825
Anatomic Pathology
1,455
Clinical Pathology
404
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM)
832
Epidemiology
47
American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)
639
Radiation Oncology
122
Equine Diagnostic Imaging
16
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
238
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
1,872
Small Animal
858
Large Animal
418
American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM)
228
American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC)
184
Equine Dental
21
*Some members belong to more than one specialty.
† Numbers were not reported
Updated 7/2021

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