Becoming board certified through ACVPM means joining some of the most distinguished veterinary professionals in preventive medicine and in public health both at the national and international levels. More than half of all recipients of the AVMA Public Service Award are diplomates of the ACVPM.
Eligibility Requirements for ACVPM Membership
- Be a graduate from a school or college of veterinary medicine accredited by the AVMA or possess a certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates of the AVMA or be legally qualified (licensed) to practice veterinary medicine.
- Have a total of four years of combined qualifying experience beyond the veterinary degree in three or more areas of veterinary preventive medicine. A portion of this experience may be obtained through a formal education program (see documents below).
- Have a history of unquestionable moral character and professional behavior.
- Be sponsored by a diplomate of the ACVPM who will attest to the suitability of your professional experience, character, and qualifications.
Diplomates and current members of the ACVPM may further advance their study and credentials in veterinary preventive medicine by sitting for specialty certification in epidemiology. In addition to ACVPM's main track, the epidemiology program offers members an additional opportunity to demonstrate professional development and depth of knowledge in this important field. Learn more about requirements for epidemiology certification.
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