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Mollie Mesman, DVM achieves Diplomate status

with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Clinic Marina del Rey is proud to announce that Dr. Mollie Mesman has achieved Diplomate status and joins the ranks of nearly 300 board-certified veterinary dermatologists in the United States. To achieve board certification in dermatology, a licensed veterinarian must complete a three-year residency teaching program, publish original research in the field of animal dermatology, and pass a rigorous two-day exam.

Dr. Mollie Mesman attended Louisiana State University graduating at the top 10% of her class and earning her doctorate of veterinary medicine in 2012. She completed a one-year small animal rotating internship at Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, Alabama. In July 2013, she began a residency with the Animal Dermatology Clinic Marina del Rey and obtained her Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in November 2016.

"I am very excited and proud to join the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. This is an accomplishment that I have been working towards for nearly twelve years. There were many obstacles during my journey and I could not have succeeded without the support of my family, my colleagues, and all of my mentors at Animal Dermatology Clinic," comments Dr. Mollie Mesman of Animal Dermatology Clinic Marina del Rey.

The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) is the official specialty organization accredited by the American College of Veterinary Medical Association which maintains the high standards and post-graduate training and certification in veterinary dermatology.

About Animal Dermatology Clinic

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Craig Griffin, Animal Dermatology Clinic (ADC), was the first private practice approved for a residency program by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). Over the last 30 years, there have been over twenty board certified veterinary dermatologists that have successfully completed residencies through ADC's formal program. Expansion efforts to treat veterinary dermatology cases have included fourteen full-time clinics and over thirty satellite locations throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand.

In September 2016, ADC announced accreditation of their residency teaching program at Massey University, Palmerston North in New Zealand to continue with their world-renowned advancement in veterinary dermatology including ear diseases and allergies. 


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