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ABVP: Ace the Exam!

May 22-25, 2023 | Orlando, FL

30 CE credit hours (RACE approved) 

Course Description

This course is encouraged for candidates seeking the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) Diplomate status, as well as anyone interested in a hardcore review of general medicine. You do not have to be a potential ABVP candidate to participate, yet the course will provide in-depth coverage of topics in which candidates will need to be fully versed in preparation for the ABVP Certification Examination. In addition to detailed proceedings notes, the course includes an electronic version of 300+ practice exam items that the participants may utilize at their leisure to test themselves on the material covered, whether during the course week or at home in the lead-up to the Exam. This is truly the industry’s most intensive and best-valued ABVP Prep Course and comprehensive systems and disease review, especially given its volume, intensity and inclusion of course materials, lodging and meals. Take your canine/feline skills to the max in preparation for the ABVP Exam, or just because you wish to excel as the most superior clinician you can be.

Learning Objectives

After completing this program, you will have acquired the rigorous medical knowledge needed for the canine/feline ABVP exam in the following areas:

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Metabolic
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Renal Disease

Course Leader

Mark Epstein, DVM, DABVP, (C/F), DAAPM, CVAPP

Course Leader Mark Epstein

Received his DVM from the University of Georgia and is the Senior Partner and Medical Director of TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals and Carolinas Animal Pain Management, a small group of AAHA-accredited practices in the Charlotte and Gastonia, NC area that received the Small Business of the Year Award from the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce in 2015. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Canine/Feline) and is a past president of ABVP. He is certified by the American Academy of Pain Management, is recognized as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner (CVPP) by the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management and is a past president of IVAPM. He is currently President of the IVAPM Research & Scholarship Foundation. Dr. Epstein chaired the AAHA Senior Care Guidelines Task Force and co-chaired the 2015 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines Task Force. He is published in journals and textbooks and is a national and international lecturer on the recognition, prevention and treatment of pain in the veterinary clinical setting. Dr. Epstein was recently a nominee for WVC’s 2016 Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year.

Additional Instructors

  • Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP
  • Gabriel Garcia, DVM, PhD
  • Donnell Hansen, DVM, DACVD
  • Adam Honeckman, DVM, DACVIM
  • Lynn Honeckman, DVM
  • Thomas Miller, DVM, MS, DACVO
  • Gary Oswald, DVM, DACVIM
  • Dominic Santoro, DVM, MS, DrSc, PhD

Recommended Supplemental Reading

There is no limit to study material. Participants planning on taking the examination should refer to the reading list available on the American Board of Veterinary Practitioner’s website,