Links to the AVMA and the Veterinary Specialty Colleges’ web sites that describe each specialty recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
- Founded in 1965, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons is the American Veterinary Medical Association specialty board which sets the standards for advanced professionalism in veterinary surgery.
The ACVS defines the standards of surgical excellence for the profession, promotes advancements in veterinary surgery, and provides the latest in surgical educational programs. By fostering the highest standards of excellence in veterinary surgery, the ACVS is helping the veterinary profession achieve its goals of providing outstanding service to the public and care to animals.
- The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine, discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge, and increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care.
The ACVIM is the international certifying organization for veterinary specialists in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology, and small animal internal medicine.
- The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists promotes excellence in veterinary ophthalmology through advanced training, certification, research and education.
- The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) is a professional trade organization committed to advocating and promoting veterinary medicine, while enriching animal and human health. Our ever-growing membership consists of veterinarians whose backgrounds are as varied and multi-faceted as the rural, urban and suburban areas in which they live and work.
Founded in 1915, the WVMA has grown to over 2,300 member from across Wisconsin. As the largest voice for veterinary medicine across the state, we take pride in being a member driven organization. Our members drive initiatives, outreach efforts, continuing education opportunities and legislative change. We strive to be the premier state organization advancing veterinary medicine. The WVMA’s goals are One Health, Advocacy, Value and Leadership.
- The DCVMA is a local non-profit veterinary membership association for veterinarians in Dane County. The DCVMA’s purpose is to develop good relations with colleagues, develop continuing education opportunities, share new ideas, provide a forum for political issues, coordinate public education, develop opportunities for networking, be part of a collective voice, and provide community service
- The AVMA is a not-for-profit association representing more than 86,500 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. The AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.
- DCHS is an open admission shelter saving all of the healthy and treatable animals who come into their care. MVS and DCHS have a partnership which allows them to be available to the public 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
- DCHS’s Four Lakes Wildlife Center is dedicated to providing responsible care for the ill, injured and orphaned wildlife of south central Wisconsin, and to promoting education and awareness of the crucial role of wildlife in our community. MVS and Four Lakes have a partnership which allows them to be available to the public 24 hours a day 365 days a year.