RVMS Prerequisites

One of the following options must be met in order for an applicant to be considered for the RVMS certification:

(I) ACVR or ACVIM-cardiology certfication in good standing


(II) An ARDMS certification and (1) necessary clinical ultrasound (minimum five years in human sonography), and (2) clinical ultrasound training for a minimum of six months under the supervision of a board-certified veterinary cardiologist and/or radiologist.

Renewal Prerequisites

If you are applying for certification renewal, you must submit:

1. An original completed AAVR Clinical Verification (CV) form
2. Letter from a sponsoring board-certified veterinary cardiologist or radiologist
3. Proof of attendance to the ACVR annual meeting within the past two years

Please include your AAVR number on all supporting documentation.В·