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." [http://www.avma.org/press/profession/specialties.asp]

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.

pecialties

*Anaesthesiology
*Behavior
*Birds (pet and ornamental)
*Bovine
*Canine
*Cardiology
*Clinical pathology
*Clinical pharmacology
*Dentistry
*Dermatology
*Diagnostic imaging
*Equine
*Emergency and critical care
*Feline
*Internal medicine
*Laboratory animal medicine
*Microbiology
*Neurology
*Nutrition
*Oncology
*Ophthalmology
*Parasitology
*Pathology
*Poultry
*Preventive medicine
*Theriogenology
*Surgery
*Toxicology
*Zoo animals and wildlife [http://www.vetcontact.com/en/vet.php?k=91]

American Veterinary Medical Association

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

* [http://www.abvp.com American Board of Veterinary Practitioners]
* [http://www.abvt.org American Board of Veterinary Toxicology]
* [http://www.aclam.org American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine ]
* [http://www.acpv.info American College of Poultry Veterinarians]
* [http://www.theriogenology.org/ American College of Theriogenologists ]
* [http://www.acva.org/ American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists ]
* [http://www.dacvb.org/ American College of Veterinary Behaviorists ]
* [http://www.acvcp.org/ American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology]
* [http://www.acvd.org American College of Veterinary Dermatology ]
* [http://www.acvecc.org American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care]
* [http://www.acvim.org American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine ]
* [http://www.vetmed.iastate.edu/acvm American College of Veterinary Microbiologists ]
* [http://www.acvn.org American College of Veterinary Nutrition ]
* [http://www.acvo.org American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists]
* [http://www.acvp.org/ American College of Veterinary Pathologists ]
* [http://www.acvpm.org American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine ]
* [http://www.acvr.org/ American College of Veterinary Radiology ]
* [http://www.acvs.org American College of Veterinary Surgeons ]
* [http://www.aczm.org American College of Zoological Medicine ]
* [http://www.AVDC.org American Veterinary Dental College ]

European Board of Veterinary Specialisation

The European Board of Veterinary Specialisation recognizes the following 21 veterinary specialty organizations:
* [http://www.ecams-online.com/ European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery]
* [http://www.ecar.or.at/ European College of Animal Reproduction]
* [http://www.ecbhm.org/ European College of Bovine Health Management]
* [http://www.eceim.info/ European College of Equine Internal Medicine]
* [http://www.eclam.org/ European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine]
* [http://www.ecphm.org/ European College of Porcine Health Management]
* [http://www.ecva.eu.com/ European College of Veterinary Anaesthesiology]
* [http://www.ecvbm.org/ European College of Veterinary Behavioural Medicine - Companion Animals]
*European College of Veterinary Comparative Nutrition
* [http://www.esvcp.com/ European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology]
* [http://www.ecvd.org/ European College of Veterinary Dermatology]
* [http://www.vet.gla.ac.uk/EVDI/ecvdi.htm European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging]
* [http://www.ecvim-ca.org/ European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals]
* [http://www.khd.ugent.be/neurology/ecvn/index.html European College of Veterinary Neurology]
* [http://www.ecvo.org/ European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists]
* [http://www.ecvpath.org/ European College of Veterinary Pathology]
* [http://www.vu-wien.ac.at/ausland/ECVPH.htm European College of Veterinary Public Health]
* [http://www.ecvpt.org/ European College of Veterinary Pharmacolgy and Toxicology]
* [http://www.ecvs.org/ European College of Veterinary Surgeons]
* [http://www.evdc.info/ European Veterinary Dentistry College]
*European Veterinary Parasitology College

ee also

*Medical specialist

External links

* [http://www.avma.org American Veterinary Medical Association]
* [http://www.ebvs.be/ European Board of Veterinary Specialisation]
* [http://netvet.wustl.edu/vspecial.htm NetVet]
* [http://vetstudents.net Vet Students Abroad]


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