The American College of Zoological Medicine Board Examination will be offered September 26 – 28, 2014 at San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA. An applicant must be a licensed veterinarian and first author on at least five refereed publications in the field of zoological medicine. Candidates who have completed a two-year ACZM-approved post-graduate training program must have an additional year of experience under the supervision of an ACZM Diplomate. An experiential route requiring a minimum of six years post-graduate experience in zoological medicine also exists. A mentor program to assist all candidates is in place.
The two-part examination consists of a qualifying examination on the first day, which includes the medicine of avian, aquatic, reptiles and amphibians, mammalian, and wildlife species. Candidates who pass may take the certifying examination in general zoo (birds, reptiles, and mammals), wildlife, aquatics, or zoological companion animal medicine offered on the following day. Successful candidates for Diplomate status must pass both the qualifying and certifying examinations.
Completed applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2014 and mailed to the ACZM Secretary. For application materials, specific qualification requirements, or other questions concerning ACZM, contact Dr. Kay Backues, ACZM Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, 918-669-6243, Tulsa Zoo, 6421 E 36th Street North, Tulsa, OK 74115.