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Certification, Licensing, and Special Requirements

Certification or Licensing

Veterinarians who seek specialty board certification in one of 40 specialty fields must complete a two- to five-year residency program and pass an additional examination. Some veterinarians combine their degree in veterinary medicine with a degree in business or law. The AVMA American Board of Veterinary Specialties provides the details (https://www.avma.org/ProfessionalDevelopment/Education/Specialties).

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