Market Research Statistics: Veterinary Specialists 2018

AVMA recognized veterinary specialty organizations

Total active board-certified diplomates (as of December 2018)* 13,539
American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) 866
Avian 116
Beef Cattle 15
Canine & Feline 415
Dairy 33
Equine 71
Exotic Companion Animal 22
Feline 70
Food Animal 19
Reptile/Amphibian 19
Shelter Medicine 25
Swine Health Management 15
American Board of Veterinary Toxicology (ABVT) 96
American College of Animal Welfare (ACAW) 53
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) 1,024
American College of Poultry Veterinarians (ACPV) 265
American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) 412
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) 268
American College of Veterinary Behaviorists (ACVB) 70
American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP) 64
American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) 289
American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care (ACVECC) 693
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) 3,044
Cardiology 308
Small Animal Internal Medicine 1,391
Large Animal Internal Medicine 601
Neurology 334
Oncology 425
American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM) 189
Bacteriology/Mycology 66
Immunology 52
Virology 75
Parasitology 37
American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) 79
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) 453
American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) 1,998
Anatomic Pathology 1,497
Clinical Pathology 437
American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine (ACVPM) 821
Epidemiology +
American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) 577
Radiation Oncology 114
American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR) 225
American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) 1,771
Small Animal 746
Large Animal 368
American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) 208
American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) 172
Equine DentalDental 19
 

*Some members belong to more than one specialty.
+ Numbers were not reported

Updated 3/2019.

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