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Welcome Veterinary Students!

Consider expanding your career by becoming an ACVIM veterinary specialist. You can learn more about exciting opportunities in internal medicine by joining an ACVIM student chapter, attending the ACVIM Forum and exploring animal owner pages on this website.

Since 1972, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) has been advancing the practice of internal veterinary medicine through the exciting and innovative work of ACVIM Board-certified specialists. The ACVIM is a veterinary specialty college that provides education, residency training and certification of internal medicine specialists (called Diplomates).

The college establishes requirements, evaluates and accredits residency training programs, and handles examinations and certification for veterinarians in five specialties.

Large Animal Internal Medicine
Small Animal Internal Medicine

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Student Resources

1.  Student Chapter Information

2. Board-certification Information

3. Residency Training

4. Student Chapter Forms

5. Chapter Advisor Guidelines

6. Certificate of Clinical Excellence Award Winners

Veterinary Student Travel Awards-2015 ACVIM Forum

Ten veterinary students received $500 to help offset travel expenses to the 2015 ACVIM Forum. For more information about the travel award, contact Laurie Nelson at or by phone at 303.231.9933 x101.

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Congratulations to the 2015 winners!

Lara Barron—Colorado State University      
Kellyi Benson—Colorado State University                      
Andrew Chong—Ontario Veterinary College
Breanna Erwin-Cohen—University of Missouri
Melanie Fratto—University of Georgia
Kaylyn McDaniel—University of Illinois
Kristen Merrill—Iowa State University
Jennifer Peterson—St. George's University
Lindsay Peterson—St. George's University
Richard Sheng—University of Illinois