Upon passing the board certification exam, diplomates become ACVPM members, joining an elite group of veterinarians with a distinguished heritage. Many of our diplomates are recipients of prestigious awards including the AVMA Public Service Award.
The ACVPM currently has about 700 members who, through access to our membership directory, network with one another regularly. In addition to access to like-minded veterinary specialists, ACVPM membership offers:
- Continuing education opportunities
- Job postings notifications
- Subscription to the ACVPM newsletter
- Updates on disease outbreaks related to preventive medicine
- Current events updates
Each year, the ACVPM evaluates nominations and selects diplomates for three highly prestigious awards:
- Distinguished Diplomate Award (Est. 1982)—The Distinguished Diplomate shall be a member in good standing who has made significant contributions to the specialty of veterinary preventive medicine. Nominations for the Distinguished Diplomate Award may be made by any member in good standing.
- Helwig-Jennings Award (Est. 1980)—This award, established in 1980, recognized the significant and lasting contributions of Drs. John H. Helwig and William E. Jennings to the totality of veterinary preventive medicine. The award may be presented in the future to others in good standing who have rendered outstanding and prolonged service to the College. Nominations for the award may be made by any member in good standing.
- Frank A. Todd President’s Award (Est. 1983)—This award may be given by the president of the College to a member in good standing for meritorious service to the College. The period of evaluation will be for two years and commences when the president-elect takes office. The award shall be a plaque and is not a membership category with exemption of dues.
Nominations shall be made to the chairperson of the Standards and Recognition Committee including a brief biographical sketch of the nominee.