In September 2023, the ACVIM proudly announced the launch of a new Fellowship Program, a transformative initiative designed to advance veterinary expertise and foster collaborative excellence in the field of veterinary internal medicine.
Until recently, options were limited for Diplomates of the ACVIM who wanted to further specialize in their field. The first Fellowship program was officially approved by the ACVIM Fellowship committee in January earlier this year. This marks the dawn of additional advanced training opportunities for veterinary specialists over an extended period of time. Additional applications have been submitted and are pending approval. The ACVIM fully expects more applications to help further our mission of improving lives of animals and people globally as well as extending our mission of being the trusted leader in veterinary education, discovery and medical excellence.
“It’s the direction that human medicine took a long time ago,” said Dr. Keith Richter, chair of the Fellowship committee and past chair of ACVIM’s Fellowship Task Force. “With demand from Diplomates and institutions alike, an opportunity for training in a narrower field is much needed. The fellowship program will enable ACVIM to approve programs from any private practice or academic institution that meet a set of established criteria. Providing such programs will lend prestige, allowing them to attract top-quality trainees,” Dr. Richter said.
Approved programs, and further information regarding the ACVIM Fellowship program can be found online here. The next deadline to submit new applications is March 1, 2024.
Questions about the Fellowship Program can be sent to Certification@ACVIM.org.