A board certified veterinarian is a veterinarian who has advanced clinical training in a specific field of veterinary care, has successfully passed proficiency examinations, and is recognized as an expert in that particular field of care.
Pre-Vet: 3-4 years of college plus experience in veterinary-related field.
-Competitive and intense application process
Veterinary School: 4 year (there are only 32 veterinary schools in North America) – 2500 students graduate annually
Path One: 85% go directly into private practice after graduation
Path Two: 15% go into other pursuits
-Specialty Training Programs
Highly competitive application process
Advanced Specialty Training:
-1 year internship and 2-5 year residency, which involves:
-Examination to become Board Certified
Diplomat Status Achieved in:
-Pathology + 11 other fields