VetSpecialists.com is the only online directory that allows you to search for Board-certified veterinary specialists in the six specialties of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
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What is a Veterinary Specialist?
Veterinary specialists are veterinarians who have advanced training in various veterinary medical and surgical disciplines and are Board-certified. To become Board-certified, a veterinarian must have completed, at a minimum, four years of veterinary college, a one year internship or equivalent, and two to three years in a residency program that meets the standards of a recognized specialty college or board. There are additional training and caseload requirements that must be met during the residency and finally, to become an ACVIM Diplomate the veterinarian must pass a series of rigorous examinations.
Understanding The Veterinary Specialties For Animal Owners
Your primary veterinarian may refer you to a veterinary specialist for diagnosis and advanced treatment if your pet is believed to have a medical condition that requires special care. Typically, your referring primary veterinarian will work closely with the veterinary specialist to create a treatment plan that will benefit your pet's specific needs. VetSpecialists.com is a resource for animal owners to search for ACVIM Board-certified veterinary specialists in the five fields that are offered: Cardiology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nutrition, Oncology and Small Animal Internal Medicine.