Join us as we celebrate 50 years of leading the way in veterinary education, discovery and
medical excellence.


This year, 2023, marks the 50th anniversary of the ACVIM being a trusted leader in veterinary education, discovery, and excellence. Established in 1973 with just over 40 Diplomates, the ACVIM has grown to almost 85 times the size of that with 3,432 current members as of this year. As we reflect on the last 50 years, we are grateful for the continuous support of our members and the veterinary community. Take a scroll through time and discover a few of our historic milestones from over the decades.




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The ACVIM experience

The ACVIM is excited to commemorate our 50th anniversary with 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.  


















Join the celebration!

Looking for 50 ways to celebrate the ACVIM's 50th anniversary? Each week, we'll be adding to this list of different ways you can commemorate the ACVIM's 50th anniversary: from engaging with former colleagues, to attending an upcoming Town Hall, to sharing a favorite ACVIM memory or photo. Don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate with us every week!





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 these last 50 years. These are some of the reasons why they continue to support the ACVIM.





Onto the next milestone...

"As we reflect on the last 50 years of serving our members, I am struck by the significant accomplishments that have been made over these past few decades. That has only been possible because of the passion and commitment of our Diplomates, candidates, and members.  Looking ahead to the future of the ACVIM, I am confident that, along with our dedicated Board-members volunteers and staff, we will continue to grow our organization and the influence that the ACVIM has on veterinary specialty medicine and the veterinary community."

Shannon Carter, ACVIM CEO



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