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American College of Exotic Pet Medicine

The American College of Exotic Pet Medicine

The home for certified exotic pet veterinarians in avian, exotic small mammal and herpetological medicine. Become a certified veterinarian through residency and research. 


We help veterinarians get the proper training through residencies and clinical research, as well as helping pet owners find care for their exotic pets by qualified vets.

The American College of Exotic Pet Medicine is a certifying non-profit organization for veterinarians who specialize in veterinary care for exotic species kept as pets including but not limited to birds, exotic small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

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Our Mission

ACEPM's goal is to provide the highest level of veterinary care to exotic pets by means of education, training, and advanced certification for veterinarians, and through the discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge.

Residency and Certification

ACEPM diplomates completed advanced training through a rigorous 3-year residency program and made a contribution to the field by completing and publishing clinical research.

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