WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A BOARD CERTIFIED SPECIALIST?
The purpose of Board Certification by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is to recognize
the highest standards in the art & science of general veterinary clinical practice and veterinarians, qualified by
examination, who fulfill the role of delivering superior, modern, comprehensive veterinary services.
To become "Board Certified", a veterinarian must first author scientific articles and submit
credentials of expertise to a review board. Following the acceptance of his credentials, he must successfully complete
extensive examinations before being designated a Board Certified Specialist. Recertification is required every ten years.