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Veterinarians open a brown dogs mouth and insert a tubeThe American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia exists to promote the highest standards of clinical practice of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia, define criteria for designating veterinarians with advanced training as specialists in the clinical practice of veterinary anesthesiology, issue certificates to those meeting these criteria, maintain a list of such veterinarians, and advance scientific research and education in veterinary anesthesiology and analgesia.

The ACVAA is an AVMA-Recognized Veterinary Specialty Organization ™ comprised of ACVAA Diplomates who are Board Certified Specialists in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia® and practice veterinary anesthesia across the globe. The ACVAA undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) every three years to ensure that we are maintaining the required standards in our certification process.

To learn more about specialization in veterinary medicine, see the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association website.