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Veterinarians open a brown dogs mouth and insert a tubeThe American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia exits to promote the highest standards of clinical practice of veterinary anesthesia and analgesia and defines criteria for designating veterinarians with advanced training as specialists in the clinical practice of veterinary anesthesiology. The ACVAA  issues certificates to those meeting these criteria, maintains a list of such veterinarians, and advances scientific research and education in veterinary anesthesiology and analgesia.

The ACVAA,  which is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, 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.