About the ACVIM Forum 

The world’s largest veterinary specialty organization, the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) holds the ACVIM Forum annually as the premier event for those interested in veterinary internal medicine and for members of the college’s six specialties to connect: including cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, nutrition, oncology and small animal internal medicine. These members, known as Diplomates, as well as candidates working toward Board-certification in these specialties, come together at the ACVIM Forum to present and hear the latest developments in veterinary specialty medicine over the course of four days. Veterinary professionals who are not members of the ACVIM are also encouraged to attend, including specialists from other colleges, general practitioners, technicians, students, interns and more.

In addition to four days packed with high-quality educational sessions, the ACVIM Forum provides abundant opportunities for networking between attendees over the course of the conference: including a Specialty Symposium and Reception, happy hours, luncheons, dedicated lounges and more. Attendees are encouraged to network with industry partners in the Solutions Center exhibit hall, where they can meet company representatives, discover new products and learn about the latest developments in the veterinary field.

Whether this is your first time exploring the ACVIM Forum or you are a regular attendee, you can expect outstanding educational opportunities and time spent with both new and familiar colleagues. Please explore the ACVIM Forum website to learn more about attending, schedule details, exhibiting and sponsorship and much more!


Careful planning, quality programs and an atmosphere appropriate for a first class meeting has always been the hallmark of the ACVIM Forum.

The first ACVIM Forum was held in 1983 in New Orleans with just 350 attendees. The purpose of the meeting was to bring state-of-the-art information to veterinarians, and through the Forum, the ACVIM grew by 600 members between 1981 and 1993. With only four sessions at the first meeting, the ACVIM Forum has now grown to attract thousands of attendees with hundreds hours of CE credits.


ACVIM Affiliated Specialty Veterinary Groups (ASVGs):

  • American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP)
  • American College of Vet Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP/AAVPT)
  • American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP)
  • American Society of Veterinary Nephrology/Urology (ASVNU)
  • Association of Vet Hematology & Transfusion Medicine (AVHTM)
  • Comparative Gastroenterology Society (CGS & Liver)
  • Education & Research Committee (ERC)
  • Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine Association (EBVMA)
  • International Society of Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
  • Society for Comparative Endocrinology (SCE)
  • Veterinary and Comparative Clinical Immunology Society (VCCIS)
  • Veterinary Comparative Respiratory Society (VCRS)
  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS)
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