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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-01-2008, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Diplomate status - what is it?

What does this mean? My new vet has

"Diplomate status of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine and Feline Practice) ". Is this significant as far as qualifications, or is this something a vet gets automatically for joining an "organization for vets" type thing?
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Re: Diplomate status - what is it?

As far as I know, when a veterinarian has diplomate status, the vet has gone on to do extra training in the area of their specialty.

Here's a website which may explain it:


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