American Board of Veterinary PractitionersMany of you know that Dr. Luttinen is out of the office for the next several weeks; he is studying to for his Dipl. ABVP (canine/feline) re-certification. He is one in 15 veterinarians in WA State.

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners advances the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence in species-oriented clinical practice. ABVP Diplomates have a common desire and willingness to deliver superior, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary veterinary service to the public. The ABVP board certified veterinarian has demonstrated by the certification process that they are capable of providing a level of clinical practice that is clearly superior to the norm of the profession
This process is strictly supervised by a national organization made up of those types of specialists. These colleges ensure consistency in training and adherence to high standards. Once the program has been completed, the resident must pass a rigorous examination. Only then does the veterinarians earn the title of diplomate and is considered a specialist in that particular veterinary area.

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