• ABVP Examination Preparation

    Fee: $3,350 (lodging and meals included)

    32 CE credit hours (RACE approved)

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    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. However, the course will provide in-depth coverage of topics participants need to know, in preparation for the ABVP Certification Examination. This course also includes one practice examination simulating the real ABVP practical test. Your course instructors will immediately review your practicals to enhance your learning experience. This truly is the industry’s most intensive and best valued ABVP prep course when you consider all that is included in your trip (lodging, meals, course materials, etc.). Take your canine/feline skills to the max in preparation for the ABVP exam or just because you want to be the best you can be.

    “I emphatically recommend this course to anyone that wants to improve their internal medicine game as well as prepare for the ABVP certification or recertification examinations or even start the process of ABVP certification to ensure it will be what they expect.”

    – Eric Lindquist, DMV, DABVP, Cert. IVUSS




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

    “Being a veteran of the ABVP process (double ABVP Diplomate and two recertifications) I can tell you that this course is a great comprehensive review of current canine/feline practice.  The course is organized to follow the “road map” of subjects covered on the ABVP exam and the practice practical exams are not only challenging but didactic as well.  Whether you are planning on sitting for the ABVP Canine/Feline Boards, or just want a thorough review of your canine/feline medicine, this course is for you.”

    – Douglas Mader, MS, DVM




    Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (C/F), dAAPM, CVPP

    Course Leader

    Mark E. Epstein,
    DVM, Dipl. ABVP (C/F),

    Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (C/F), dAAPM, CVPP, received his DVM from 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 & 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.


    Rick Alleman, DVM, PhD, DABVP, DACVP
    Cindy Charlier, DVM, DAVDC
    Dunbar Gram, DVM, DACVD
    Adam Honeckman, DVM, DACVIM
    Mike Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
    Susan Little, DVM, DABVP
    Thomas Miller, DVM, MS, DACVO
    Gary Oswald, DVM, DACVIM
    Tom Schubert, DVM, DABVP, DACVIM

    “As a first time candidate for ABVP certification, I found the NAVC Institute course to be very helpful in helping me to organize my study focus. This course helped point out my weak spots that needed more concentration and provided a good review of subjects that I felt more comfortable with. The practice tests were very accurate in showing the format of the questions on the exam and made the entire test taking process much less intimidating.”

    – Louisa Asseo, DVM, DABVP


    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, ABVP.com. ABVP registrants will have early access to VetFolio to download course materials.


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