ACVPM-Certified Training Programs
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The training programs listed below have attained ACVPM recognition and certification by demonstrating how the didactic courses (training) and clinical experiences (experience) prepare candidates for the ACVPM Board Certification Examination. Application for review of a residency/training program in veterinary preventive medicine and public health leading to ACVPM certification should be prepared in the format outlined in the Training Program Standards and Criteria in the document "Process and Application for Certification or Re-certification of Formal Training Programs in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Public Health".

The Model Curriculum was developed by the ACVPM Continuing Education and Examinations Committees to be used as a guiding document for academic institutions seeking ACVPM-certification of new preventive medicine training programs, or re-certification of existing training programs


The University of Minnesota Veterinary Public Health Residency

The University of Minnesota’s veterinary public health (VPH) residency program, through the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety, is a two-year residency designed for early to mid-career veterinarians to gain specialized training in veterinary public health practice.

Over the course of the VPH residency, residents are assigned to a variety of projects and activities with an eye toward providing experiences across the full spectrum of teaching, research, and service. They work in close collaboration with the university’s public health faculty advisors as well as their VPH residency mentors. Residents concurrently pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health through the School of Public Health.

UMN Initial Certification 2002

·         Most recent re-certification: January 2017

·         Due for re-certification: January 2022

More information can be found at the University of Minnesota website.


The Ohio State University Veterinary Public Health Specialization

The Ohio State University’s Veterinary Public Health specialization is an option within the Master of Public Health degree program created through a collaborative effort between the College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Public Health.

Designed to fulfill the need for professionals to gain the knowledge and skills to address the problems of zoonotic and food-borne diseases, the program provides specialized training in Veterinary Public Health for veterinarians or for students who plan to continue on to earn an advanced degree (DVM, MD, PhD).

The MPH-VPH program is also open to other professionals who wish to be trained in the epidemiology of zoonotic and food-borne diseases, food safety, environmental health, preparedness and emergency response, as well as to obtain a strong base in biostatistics and epidemiology.

The degree can be earned in 1.5 to 2 years, which includes course work, a practicum or field experience, and a culminating project.

OSU Initial Certification 2010

·         Most recent re-certification:  2020

·         Due for re-certification:  October 2024

More information can be found on The Ohio State University website.