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Veterinary specialty colleges receive AVMA recognition

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Veterinary specialty colleges receive AVMA recognition

Posted May 10, 2017

The AVMA Board of Directors approved the indicated level of AVMA recognition for each of the following veterinary specialty organizations, on the basis of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties’ review and acceptance of the organization’s submitted report.
Continued full recognition based on a 2016 five-year, in-depth report: American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, American College of Veterinary Nutrition, and American Veterinary Dental College.

Continued full recognition based on a 2016 annual report: American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine, American College of Poultry Veterinarians, American College of Theriogenologists, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, American College of Veterinary Dermatology, American College of Clinical Pharmacology, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, American College of Veterinary Microbiologists, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, American College of Veterinary Radiology, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and American College of Zoological Medicine.

Continued provisional recognition based on a 2016 interim report: American College of Animal Welfare and American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

At its March meeting, the ABVS reviewed, evaluated, and approved those reports. Per the ABVS Policy and Procedures manual, the level of recognition is granted for one year, coinciding with the AVMA Association year.

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The mission of the ACT is to promote animal well-being, reproductive health, responsible breeding and genetic practices, and efficient management of breeding-age animals in agriculture, veterinary practice, zoos, preserves, and ecosystems. In particular, the ACT envisions development of focus areas in theriogenology to incorporate the following in theriogenology/reproductive medicine:

1. Population control for domestic and non-domestic animals including feral animals, free-ranging and captive wildlife.

2. Genomics in livestock and companion animal practice.

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