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What is the ACVD?

dog.png The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) is a group of individuals who are each a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist®. These veterinarians have expertise and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, ears and nails. The ACVD is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for certification of veterinary dermatology.

The ACVD undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) , a committee of the AVMA, every 3 years to ensure the required standards are maintained for the ACVD certification process.


World Association for Veterinary Dermatology
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A Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist® is a veterinarian with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of animal skin, ear, hair, nail, hoof and mouth disorders. Likewise, a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist® has significant training and experience in the management of allergic skin disease.


How May We Help You?

Does your pet constantly lick, chew, bite, scratch or shake his or her head?

Is there hair loss, scabs or dandruff?

Do you notice a change in the skin or coat's color or texture?

Is there a bad odor from the pet's skin or ears?

If your pet has any of these problems, click here to find a dermatologist near you.


News & Information

WCVD10: Boston, MA 25-29 July 2024

AVMA Animal Health Studies Database

Veterinarians and animal owners may search the site to find studies that might be relevant to their patient or pet, either for a particular condition or even to provide health data or a sample from a normal animal. Animal owners interested in participating in such studies are encouraged to discuss their eligibility for any relevant study with their veterinarian.


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