ABVP (American Board of Veterinary Practitioners) Diplomates have proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine and they have earned the privilege to specialize in the treatment of one or more categories of animals. By having your animals seen by an ABVP Diplomate, you are making sure that they receive expert treatment.
There are several types of exotic animals treated by exotic animal veterinarians: wildlife, zoo life, and exotic pets. What these animals have in common is that they are considered non-domesticated. This means they are not usually bred by humans as pets, like dogs and cats, or as livestock, like cows and chickens.
The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) was established in 2000 by veterinarians interested in advancing the veterinary care of ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, and other exotic companion mammals. Professional associations existed to assist veterinarians interested in avian, reptile/amphibian, zoo animal, and laboratory animal medicine, but none existed for veterinarians wishing to offer the best medical and surgical care for owners of exotic companion mammals outside traditional dog and cats.
are making sure that they receive expert treatment.