Many veterinary surgeons around the world undertake further formal studies after they graduate as a veterinarian from university. This may result in additional post-graduate clinical qualifications showing that they have a special interest and more in-depth knowledge of certain areas.
Many post-graduate clinical qualifications are available, and some are available on an international basis. The International Society of Feline Medicine recognises certain post-graduate veterinary clinical qualifications. ISFM veterinary members who have achieved one or more of these qualifications are recognised as Members of the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners - indicating that they have undertaken a substantial post-graduate clinical qualification and thus have a deeper understanding of feline clinical problems.
ISFM officially recognises and promotes the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) feline qualifications (Membership in the Medicine of Cats, and Fellowship in Feline Medicine) and has partnered with the ANZCVS to help promote these qualifications on an international basis.
An ANZCVS feline qualification is the primary entry point into the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners, but ISFM also endorses certain other qualifications as valid entry to the Academy including:
- Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (and other relevant ABVS diplomas)
- Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (and other relevant EBVS diplomas)
- Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons diploma holders in Feline Medicine
If you have a relevant qualification and would like to join the ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners, or if you are a member and would like to update your details, please simply fill in this form.
ISFM Academy of Feline Practitioners is kindly supported by Ceva