The American College of Animal Welfare is an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)-recognized veterinary specialty. ACAW Diplomates are veterinarians recognized as board-certified experts in animal welfare. Diplomates hold positions in academia, government, corporate, practice and non-profit organizations. Diplomates are graduate veterinarians who have completed rigorous training and/or have obtained experience that qualifies them to sit for the certification examination.
Below are descriptions of potential paths toward Board Certification, FAQs regarding certification, Reading lists, and other things.
Click here for Routes for Board Certification (2-2023)
Click here for Guidance on Independent Training Programs (9-2022)
Click here for Credentials Activity Log (9-2022)
If additional information is required, then please contact the ACAW Secretary at email@example.com with your specific question(s).
The College is excited that you have expressed interest in becoming board certified in animal welfare. Your journey will be challenging, require dedication, and focus; but if you persist with your training and engage ACAW Diplomates as partners, you will optimize your opportunity to become a respected veterinary Diplomate of the American College of Animal Welfare.