History of the ACVIM

Leading the way in veterinary education, discovery and medical excellence since 1973.

Since its inception in 1973, the ACVIM has continued to be a trusted leader in veterinary education, discovery, and excellence. With a humble beginning of just over 40 Diplomates, the organization has grown exponentially and now holds a membership of over 3,700, as of 2024. Over the decades, the ACVIM's commitment to advancing the field of veterinary medicine has remained unwavering. Through continuous innovation, education, and fostering a community of dedicated members, the ACVIM has played a pivotal role in advancing specialty veterinary medicine.

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The ACVIM experience

Watch a series of video interviews from featured Diplomates and veterinary professionals speaking about their experience with the ACVIM. From volunteering and participating in one of the several committees to continuing education programs and leadership opportunities, check out the gallery below to learn more about the different ways the ACVIM helps to support the veterinary profession. 
















A member perspective

ACVIM Diplomates represent our community of veterinary professionals and they are the reason behind the growth that has been made by our organization over the years. These are some of the reasons why they continue to support the ACVIM.

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