Certification

Certification

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Is Veterinary Specialty Medicine in Your Future?

Join the ranks of Board-certified veterinary specialists that have risen to the very highest levels of the profession.

Achievement of ACVIM Board-certification status puts you in an elite category of dedicated veterinarians who advance the science of veterinary internal medicine though personal commitment, experience, and knowledge. ACVIM supports its Diplomates by taking them as far as they want to go. Further your passion and knowledge in your chosen field as a Board-certified Diplomate and veterinary specialist in the fields of:

  • Cardiology
  • Oncology
  • Neurology
  • Large Animal Internal Medicine
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine

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Deadlines & Reminders

December 1, 2015
Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Credentials results available
Cardiology Credentials (for the 2016 Specialty Examination) due
LAIM case report results (1st submission) available

December 14, 2015
2016 LAIM Specialty Examination cancelation deadline for full refund

December 15, 2015
Deadline to submit Diplomates for 2016 Robert W. Kirk Award for Professional Excellence and ACVIM Distinguished Service Award. Nomination information and forms are available online.

January 1, 2016
Maintenance of Credentials (MOC) will become effective for new Diplomates.
Please refer to section D.5.c. for further details.

January 14 & 15, 2016
2016 LAIM Specialty Examination (Las Vegas, NV)

January 15 – 17, 2016
Equine Cardiology Course (Las Vegas, NV)

January 22 – 23, 2016
GI/GU Boot Camp with Infiniti Medical (Las Vegas, NV)

January 29, 2016
Cardiology Credentials results available

February 1, 2016
2016 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examinations registration deadline

February 29, 2016
2016 LAIM Specialty Examination results available

March 1, 2016
Echocardiography, Catheterization, Education and Summary Logs due
LAIM case reports (2nd submission) due

April 1 – 3, 2016
The Science of Veterinary Oncology (Las Vegas, NV)

May 1, 2016
LAIM case report results (2nd submission) available

May 7, 2016
2016 General Examination & 2016 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examination cancelation deadline for full refund

June 5-6, 2016
2016 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examinations (Denver, CO)

June 7, 2016
2016 General Examination (Denver, CO)

June 8-11, 2016
2016 ACVIM Forum (Denver, CO)

July 1, 2016
LAIM credentials (for the 2017 Specialty Examination)

July 22, 2016
2016 General Examination & 2016 Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and SAIM Specialty Examination results available

January 12 & 13, 2017
2017 LAIM Specialty Examination (Las Vegas, NV)

January 11 & 12, 2018 
2018 LAIM Specialty Examination (Las Vegas, NV)

January 10 & 11, 2019
2019 LAIM Specialty Examination (Las Vegas, NV)