Veterinary specialists in the U.S.

These statistics show veterinary specialists in the U.S. as of December 31, 2021.

AVMA recognized veterinary specialty organizations

Total active board-certified diplomates (as of December 2021)*
14,536
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
722
Avian
90
Beef Cattle
11
Canine & Feline
362
Dairy
32
Equine
55
Exotic Companion Animal
28
Feline
72
Food Animal
12
Reptile/Amphibian
15
Shelter Medicine
30
Swine Health Management
15
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT)
106
American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW)
61
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM)
1,132
American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV)
278
American College of Theriogenologists (ACT)
381
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA)
302
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB)
88
American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP)
73
American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)
317
American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC)
834
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
3,332
Cardiology
355
Small Animal Internal Medicine
1,478
Large Animal Internal Medicine
604
Neurology
400
Oncology
487
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM)
208
Bacteriology/Mycology
81
Immunology
58
Virology
93
Parasitology
41
American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN)
89
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO)
491
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)
1,940
Anatomic Pathology
Clinical Pathology
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM)
887
Epidemiology
52
American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR)
670
Radiation Oncology
129
Equine Diagnostic Imaging
24
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR)
258
Canine
96
Equine
162
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
1,928
Small Animal
922
Large Animal
455
American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM)
232
American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC)
188
Equine Dental
19
*Some members belong to more than one specialty.
† Numbers were not reported
Updated 7/2021

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