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Associations

Our staff of highly-skilled doctors are members of several veterinary associations.  An overview of the associations are listed below:

 

AAHA

Founded by seven leaders in the veterinary industry,  the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) has been committed to excellence, promoting high-quality standards, improving pet care and supporting small animal practices since 1933.

 

The AVMA

Founded in 1863, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is one of the largest and oldest not-for-profit associations for veterinarians in the world. AVMA represents more than 80,000 veterinarians.

The AVMA regularly updates veterinarians on the most effective medical treatments available for protecting the health of pets and food-producing animals and preserving wildlife species.

 

VECCS

Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care  (VECCS) is a veterinary specialty that could save your pet’s life. If your pet should become injured, or suddenly develop an acute, life threatening disease, he or she will need prompt emergency care.

What is a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care?

A specialist in emergency and critical care is a specially trained veterinarian who is dedicated to treating life-threatening conditions. They must first be a graduate of a recognized veterinary school, then receive a minimum (or equivalent) of 3 additional years of intense training in emergency medicine, surgery and critical care through completion of an American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC)-approved training program.

This intense program focuses on the most up-to-date techniques for diagnosis and treatment of life threatening diseases.

After a veterinarian has completed specialty residency training, the individual must pass a board certification examination given by the ACVECC. Upon successful completion of training and passing the examination, the veterinarian is a Diplomate of the ACVECC, is termed a “specialist”, and is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care.

The ACVS

Founded in 1965, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) 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 ACVIM

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), established in 1972, is the recognized specialty college responsible for establishing training requirements, evaluating and accrediting training programs, and examining and certifying veterinarians in the veterinary specialties of Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology, Large Animal Internal Medicine, and Small Animal Internal Medicine.

As a non-profit organization, the ACVIM promotes and fosters scientific and professional activities that lead to better care for both animals and humans through:

  • Education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine (ACVIM Diplomates);
  • Discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge; and
  • Increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care

 

The NHVMA

The New Hampshire Veterinary Medical Association (NHVMA) helps to advance the field of Veterinary Medicine by:

  • Promoting responsible pet ownership and preventive medicine
  • Liaisons with animal welfare groups
  • Scholarship programs
  • Advising state government on animal health laws
  • Continuing education seminars
  • Distributing current information to the media
  • Proposes and monitors legislation pertaining to animal and related public health issues
  • Works with the NH Department of Agriculture, the NH Board of Veterinary Medicine and related Public Health and Human Services