VetSpecialists.com was developed in 2015 as a partnership between the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) to provide education about diseases and conditions affecting animals and to increase awareness of veterinary specialty medicine to the animal owning community.
Currently, two of the 22 veterinary specialty organizations recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) are included on the site. It is the goal of VetSpecialists.com to provide the most comprehensive information about veterinary specialty medicine to animal owners. As part of the continuing development of VetSpecialists.com, additional recognized veterinary specialty organizations (RVSOs) will receive information about participation on the site. If you have questions, or would like to be notified when information for RVSOs is available, please contact us at VetSpecialists@acvim.org.
About the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine, discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge, and increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care.
The ACVIM is the certifying organization for veterinary specialists in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology and small animal internal medicine. For more information, visit www.ACVIM.org.
About the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
The American College of Veterinary Surgeons is the specialty board that sets the standards for advanced professionalism in veterinary surgery. ACVS defines the standards of surgical excellence for the profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. By fostering these standards, ACVS is helping the veterinary profession achieve its goals of providing outstanding service to the public and care to animals. The ACVS established a certifying process to qualify veterinarians as specialists in large animal surgery and small animal surgery. For more information, visit www.acvs.org.
Recognized Veterinary Specialties
The ACVIM and ACVS are recognized veterinary specialty organizations by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS). ABVS recognizes more than 20 different veterinary specialty colleges. The VetSpecialists.com website currently includes board-certified specialists from ACVIM and ACVS. For more information on all of the veterinary specialty organizations, please visit https://www.avma.org/