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Dual Certification

ACVS Diplomates wishing to be endorsed by the College to advertise and practice in an animal emphasis in which they are not residency trained or certified may apply for Dual Certification. The Dual Certification program is outlined in the Certificate for Dual Emphasis document.

Annual Submission

If dual certification requirements cannot be completed in 1 year, yearly submission documentation should be submitted to the ACVS office by August 1 for review by the Resident Credentialing Committee. 

Application for Dual Certification

Diplomates who have completed all requirements must submit an Application for Dual Certification on or before August 1 each year. Application materials will be available in April. 

Maintenance of Certification 

Candidates who are certified by ACVS in 2016 or later will be issued a time-limited certificate for the alternate species. Learn more about the maintenance of certification process.

Please contact Kimberly Soehnlein, Director of Certification, at 301-916-0200, ext. 104 or ksoehnlein@acvs.org, if you have any questions.

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