ACPV Mission Statement

  • To further educational and scientific progress in the field of poultry veterinary medicine.

  • To promote the development of poultry veterinary medicine as a science.

  • To improve and strengthen the instruction in poultry veterinary medicine.

  • To establish publication, testing and continuing education requirements for the certification of poultry veterinarians to enhance the quality of poultry veterinary medicine and to provide an incentive for research, publication, improvement of residency and other educational programs, and continuing education in the field of poultry veterinary medicine.

  • To provide guidance on the quality of and desirable levels of pre- and post-professional training, experience and continuing education for potential and current students and specialists in poultry veterinary medicine.


  American College of Poultry Veterinarians By-Laws


Following provisional approval of the ACPV by the American Board on Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), and subsequent recognition of the College by the AVMA in 1991, four Founder and fifteen Charter Diplomates initiated operation of the College. The College received full accreditation from the AVMA in 1996. The college has been incorporated in the State of Pennsylvania and functions under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code. The business office for the American College of Poultry Veterinarians is registered in the state of Florida.

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