American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM)

Established in 1983, the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) is a specialty organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) for certification of veterinarians with special expertise in zoological medicine, including zoological companion animals.

ACZM is responsible for establishing training requirements, evaluating and accrediting training programs, and examining and certifying veterinarians in the veterinary specialty of zoological medicine.

ACZM Diplomates serve in responsible positions as clinical veterinarians, teachers, researchers, government officials, and administrators of other relevant programs fostering high quality medical care for non-domestic animals and are actively involved in the discovery of new knowledge in the discipline and the dissemination of this knowledge to the veterinary profession and public. The ACZM currently offers a certifying examination in zoological companion species which includes pet mammals.

If you are interested in pursuing Specialist designation, visit ACZM.

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