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Congratulating the newest class of dermatology diplomates


The new American College of Veterinary Dermatology diplomates include 6 Animal Dermatology Group specialists

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Animal Dermatology Group, Inc. (ADG) congratulates the newest group of veterinarians that have achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), including 6 members of the ADG medical team in a recent organizational release.1 This new class of ACVD diplomates are recognized as specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic dermatological conditions, including benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, ears, and nails in animals. They join board-certified veterinary dermatologists practicing in the US and throughout the world.

ADG medical team members part of the ACVD's newest class of diplomates include:1

  • Dr. Kelsey Milich, of Animal Dermatology Clinic (ADC) Pasadena, CA
  • Dr. M. Kelly Keating, ADC-Las Vegas, NV
  • Dr. Melissa Loewinger, ADC-Wayne, NJ
  • Dr. Henrietta Parnell-Turner, ADC-San Diego, CA
  • Dr. Katlyn Robertson, ADC-Louisville, KY
  • Dr. Marvin Daniel Schuldenfrei, ADC-Portland, OR

ADG was the first non-academic organization accredited by the ACVD to provide a residency training program and today hosts the largest ACVD residency classes preparing future board certified dermatologists. Rusty Muse, DVM, DACVD, ADG's medical director said in the release, "We take great pride in our commitment to the clinical practice of veterinary dermatology as well as the training and development of the next generation of specialists in our field. We congratulate the new board-certified veterinary dermatologists and welcome them to our exciting and deeply rewarding specialty of veterinary medicine."1

The ACVD is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is responsible for maintaining post-graduate training and certification standards for the veterinary dermatology specialty in the United States. It mandates a rigorous curriculum of specialized training for veterinarians seeking to become board certified veterinary dermatologists. According to the release, the ACVD requirements include a 1-year internship, 3 years of comprehensive clinical study in an ACVD-approved residency program, scholarly publication of original research in veterinary dermatology, and the successful completion of the ACVD board certifying examination.


Animal Dermatology Group congratulates newest diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. News release. Animal Dermatology Group, Inc. Published December 15, 2022. Accessed December 16, 2022. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/animal-dermatology-group-congratulates-newest-diplomates-of-the-american-college-of-veterinary-dermatology-301704322.html

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