American Association of Feline Practitioners

Veterinary professionals passionate about the care of cats

ABVP Certification

ABVP Certification

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association to provide board certifications in eight species categories, including Feline. Veterinarians who certify in this category become ABVP-boarded Diplomates, certified in Feline Practice. Feline Practice should not be confused with Canine and Feline Practice, another of the ABVP's practice categories. Canine and Feline Practice is designed for veterinarians who want to be certified for both cats and dogs. The Feline category is for veterinarians who choose to be recognized as feline-only specialists.

Whether you are considering or actively pursuing ABVP certification in Feline Practice, the Applicant Handbook will help explain the application and exam process. It is the ABVP's official guide to assisting veterinarians with board certification. Included are detailed instructions regarding application materials, recommendations for exam preparation and much more. Additional resources are also available in the certification section of the website.

Should you have any additional questions about certification in Feline Practice, please feel free to contact the ABVP office or the AAFP's Feline Regent listed below.

ABVP Feline Regent:
Dale Rubenstein, DVM, DABVP (Feline)