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Purpose Statement

The American College of Theriogenologists (ACT) is a veterinary specialty organization, recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association, as the organization certifying veterinarians as specialists in Theriogenology (veterinary reproduction). Purposes of the ACT are:

1. To establish requirements for postgraduate education and clinical training as prerequisites to ACT certification.

2. To examine potential candidates for admission to the ACT. Successful candidates demonstrate advanced knowledge and expertise in Theriogenology.

3. To promote undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education in Theriogenology.

4. To promote research and scientific investigation in Theriogenology.

5. To provide training for clinical service in Theriogenology including medical and surgical management of reproductive disorders in male and female animals including urology, obstetrics, endocrinology, perinatology, pathology, oncology, pharmacology, epidemiology, assisted reproductive technologies and herd reproductive management.

6. To disseminate information to all veterinarians through continuing education and publications.

Mission Statement

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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American College of Theriogenologists
P.O. Box 168
Mathews, AL 36052
P: 334-395-4666
F: 334-270-3399

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