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Welcome to the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

OUR MISSION
The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation advances the art and science of veterinary medicine by promoting expertise in the structural, physiological, medical and surgical needs of athletic animals and the restoration of normal form and function after injury or illness.

We invite you to learn more about American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation and our board certification requirements. Veterinarians from all countries are invited to apply for board certification through the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.

New Guidelines Available for Practice Experience and Traditional Residency Training Programs!
Over the past 8 months, the Credentials and Residency Committee, with guidance from the Board of Directors, has created new guidelines for the ACVSMR Practice Experience Residency Training Program as well as fine-tuned the guidelines for the Traditional Residency Training Program. These revised guidelines produce programs of excellence in sports medicine and rehabilitation for both canine and equine clinicians.

Please see the How to Become Board Certified page for more information about the Practice Experience Residency Training Program and the Traditional Residency Training Program paths to board certification.

If you are ready to begin a training program, please click on the link provided in each section to complete an online application.

 

Credentials Submission for the February 2017 Board-Certification Examinations Is Now Open!
Credentials submission for the 2017 board examination is now open until August 1, 2016. Please review the requirements and download the appropriate form for credentials submission here:

All credentials are due by midnight, August 1, 2016. Please send credentials to secretary@vsmr.org. Please use the "Pay Credentials Submission Fee" link on the How to Become Board Certified page to pay the credentials submission fee.

 

2017 Examination Information

Rubrics and Reading Lists
Rubrics and reading lists for the 2017 examination can be found on the How to Become Board Certified page.

2017 Examination Instructions
Please see the 2017 Examination Instructions for detailed information about the 2017 board-certification examination.

Already Had Your Credentials Approved and Now Need to Pay the Exam Fee?
If your credentials have been previously approved and you are ready to take the 2017 examination, please complete the 2017 Examination Application Form and use the “Pay Examination Fee” link on the How to Become Board Certified page to pay the 2017 examination fee. Please do not pay the examination fee if you are just submitting credentials at this time.

2017 Examination Application Form Available
After an applicant submits credentials and receives confirmation that they are approved, an applicant must submit the 2017 Examination Application Form. Please use the "Pay Examination Fee" link on the How to Become Board Certified page to pay the examination fee. Exam applications and payment are due by September 1, 2016 for the February 2017 examinations. Please do not submit the application or payment before credentials are approved.

 

Advancing knowledge of canine and equine sports medicine and rehabilitation
News
  Job Posting: Rehab and Integrative Medicine Staff Doctor, Animal Medical Center, New York City
   
  Job Posting: Large Animal Surgery Instructor, University of Minnesota Equine Center
   
  Job Posting: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Equine Surgery (Equivalent to Assistant or Associate Professor), University of Edinburgh
   
  Event: Basic and Advanced Equine Arthroscopic Surgery Course in Fort Collins, Colorado
   
  News: Research Opportunity: ToeGrips
   
  Job Posting: Veterinary Rehabilitation Doctor, MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets, Chicago
   
  Residency Posting: Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Melbourne, Australia
   
  A New and Improved Practice Experience Pathway
   
  Read Abstracts from the Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference
   
  Dr. Bess Pierce Named 2015 Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year
   
  Special Announcement: Blinded, Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Regenerative Medicine Therapies to Treat Tendon Injury in Dogs
   

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For More Information:   American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, P.O. Box F, Fort Collins CO 80522   |   info@vsmr.org

The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is an AVMA recognized specialty organization.