Become Board Certified
One of the primary missions of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists is to promote education and training in behavior. We have been recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialization as the organization to promote and standardize programs for veterinarians to become board certified in veterinary behavior. The general requirements
- Complete the equivalency of an internship
- Complete a conforming residency (currently approved programs include University of Pennsylvania, University of California-Davis, University of Georgia-Athens , Tufts University, LTC Daniel E. Holland Military Working Dog Veterinary Hospital Program, University of Montreal, University of Minnesota, North Carolina State University) or a non-conforming training program which was mentored and approved by ACVB. The non-conforming program requires that the veterinarian find an ACVB Diplomate who is willing to serve as their mentor. Each resident is required to accomplish a supervised behavioral caseload during their training The first 25 clinical cases are seen with the mentor present 25 of the next 50 cases are seen under the direct supervision of the mentor Close supervision is required for the first 200 cases
- Author a scientific paper published in a peer reviewed journal based on your own research
- Write three peer-reviewed case reports
- Make application for the examination. A successful application allows the candidate to sit an comprehensive two day test. When that examination has been successfully completed, the individual may become an ACVB Diplomate.
For veterinarians. . .
Veterinarians who would like the specifics about this program please see: 2013 ACVB Applicant Packet. Application forms are located here: 2013 App Forms.
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