Find Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologists


We are the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD®) is an organization of a group of  people conferred with the title of a BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY DERMATOLOGIST®, which was officially accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 1982 and charged with maintenance of high standards of postgraduate training in veterinary dermatology.

Currently there are over four hundred people with the designation of BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY DERMATOLOGIST® worldwide who work in private specialty practices, academic positions, and industry.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the ACVD® is to advance and promote excellence in veterinary dermatology, oversee postgraduate training in veterinary dermatology residency, sponsor research, and organize scientific and educational programs for both veterinary dermatologists and general practitioners.

Our Specialists

A veterinary dermatologist is a veterinarian with additional training and expertise in the diagnosis and management of animal skin, ear, hair, nail, hoof, and feather disorders. They have significant training and experience in the treatment of skin diseases as well as in internal medicine, immunology and allergy.

Support Our Mission

The ACVD® is supported by the ACVD Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3),  which funds research to advance veterinary dermatology. Contributions made to the ACVD Research Foundation are considered charitable donations and are therefore tax deductible and working to fund better understanding, and developing improved treatments to help with dermatologic care of dogs, cats, and other companion animals.