ACVN Mission Statement

The primary objective of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition is to advance the specialty area of veterinary nutrition and increase the competence of those who practice in this field by establishing requirements for certification in veterinary nutrition, encouraging continuing professional education, promoting research, and enhancing the dissemination of new knowledge of veterinary nutrition through didactic teaching and postgraduate programs.

The ACVN® is the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognized certifying organization for a Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist®. The ACVN® undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) every three years to ensure that we are maintaining the required standards in our certification process.

The circular ACVN logo, “ACVN”, and “Board Certified Veterinary Nutritionist” are registered trademarks of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.