June 2, 2008 – SAN DIEGO, CA
– Animal Dermatology Clinic (ADC) San Diego announces Dr. Brett Wildermuth has achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD).
Dr. Brett Wildermuth received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 2001. Upon graduation he completed a rigorous one-year internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego, working with a variety of specialists. He then developed a great interest in dermatology while in general practice in Orange County, California, leading him to pursue a residency at Animal Dermatology Clinic - San Diego in 2003.
Dr. Wildermuth obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 2007. “I am very excited about becoming a board certified veterinary dermatologist. I have always had a passion for veterinary medicine and have a keen interest in the skin diseases of cats. Working with Animal Dermatology Clinic - San Diego allows me the opportunity to continue my professional growth and expand my clinical experiences. Achieving diplomate status is a tremendous accomplishment.” says Dr. Brett Wildermuth of Animal Dermatology Clinic - San Diego.
Dr. Wildermuth joins an elite group of fewer than 200 veterinarians that have acquired diplomate status with the ACVD. The American College of Veterinary Dermatology is an organization formed under the auspices of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to certify veterinarians with extensive post-graduate training as specialists in dermatology. The college is charged by the AMVA to maintain the highest standard of training and certification.
To become a board certified veterinary dermatologist, a veterinarian must complete at least 2 years of postgraduate residency training in an institution accredited by the ACVD, publish original research in the field of animal dermatology, demonstrate superior case management, and pass a comprehensive two day examination.
Founded in 1980 by Dr. Craig Griffin, Animal Dermatology Clinic has the distinction of being the first privately owned clinic approved by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology to provide a residency program, and is the largest group of veterinary dermatologists across the globe. Since 1980, Animal Dermatology Clinic has expanded to include four full time clinics in California and Georgia, twelve satellite locations throughout California, Georgia, and Kentucky, and more expansion is planned. For more information please visit, http://www.animaldermatology.com