Certification: Diplomate of the ACVPM

A veterinarian who has satisfied the requirements as to character, training, experience and competence in veterinary preventive medicine including satisfactory completion of the certifying examination is eligible for certification. Certification as a Diplomate of the ACVPM is complete upon receiving a confirmatory vote by a majority of the members of the Executive Board.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.