Veterinary specialties

Veterinary specialties

A veterinary specialist is a veterinarian who specializes in a clinical field of veterinary medicine. "A veterinary specialist, as recognized by the AVMA, is a graduate veterinarian who has successfully completed the process of board certification in an AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization (ie, board or college). To become board certified, a veterinarian must have extensive post-graduate training and experience and pass a credential review and examinations set by the given specialty organization." []

Most specialties require a 1-year internship or 2 years of clinical practice prior to beginning a residency of 2-3 years' duration. Most specialties require the resident to produce some academic contribution (often in the form of a scientific publication) in order to qualify to sit the certifying examination.


*Birds (pet and ornamental)
*Clinical pathology
*Clinical pharmacology
*Diagnostic imaging
*Emergency and critical care
*Internal medicine
*Laboratory animal medicine
*Preventive medicine
*Zoo animals and wildlife []

American Veterinary Medical Association

The American Veterinary Medical Association recognizes the following 20 veterinary specialty organizations:

* [ American Board of Veterinary Practitioners]
* [ American Board of Veterinary Toxicology]
* [ American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine ]
* [ American College of Poultry Veterinarians]
* [ American College of Theriogenologists ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Behaviorists ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology]
* [ American College of Veterinary Dermatology ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care]
* [ American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Microbiologists ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Nutrition ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists]
* [ American College of Veterinary Pathologists ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Radiology ]
* [ American College of Veterinary Surgeons ]
* [ American College of Zoological Medicine ]
* [ American Veterinary Dental College ]

European Board of Veterinary Specialisation

The European Board of Veterinary Specialisation recognizes the following 21 veterinary specialty organizations:
* [ European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery]
* [ European College of Animal Reproduction]
* [ European College of Bovine Health Management]
* [ European College of Equine Internal Medicine]
* [ European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine]
* [ European College of Porcine Health Management]
* [ European College of Veterinary Anaesthesiology]
* [ European College of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine - Companion Animals]
*European College of Veterinary Comparative Nutrition
* [ European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology]
* [ European College of Veterinary Dermatology]
* [ European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging]
* [ European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals]
* [ European College of Veterinary Neurology]
* [ European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists]
* [ European College of Veterinary Pathology]
* [ European College of Veterinary Public Health]
* [ European College of Veterinary Pharmacolgy and Toxicology]
* [ European College of Veterinary Surgeons]
* [ European Veterinary Dentistry College]
*European Veterinary Parasitology College

ee also

*Medical specialist

External links

* [ American Veterinary Medical Association]
* [ European Board of Veterinary Specialisation]
* [ NetVet]
* [ Vet Students Abroad]

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