AMERICAN VETERINARY CHIROPRACTIC ASSOCIATION, ANIMAL ADJUSTING BY QUALIFIED DOCTORS.

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association - recognized as the World Leader in Animal Chiropractic

Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC)

of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) is the primary national credential for this field in North America. Certification was developed based upon input and oversight from both professions. develops standards of care in animal chiropractic, conducts a professional certification program and awards credentials to individuals who meet established criteria and assessments in different modes of care.

Why ACCC Certification

Steps to Certification

Eligibility

Recent Certificants

Recertification Requirements

Approved CE Seminars

Write Exam Questions


WHY ACCC/AVCA CERTIFICATION IS DESIRABLE

Certification is a voluntary process by which a non-government entity grants a time-limited recognition and use of a credential to an individual after verifying that he/she has met predetermined and standardized criteria.  Certification is distinct from licensure in that it is voluntary and requires recertification to maintain the credential. 

Earning certification from the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association ACCC represents a significant professional achievement.  ACCC/AVCA Certification makes an important statement about professional competence that is recognized by the profession, the public and some regulatory bodies.

  • ACCC/AVCA is the primary national credential for this field in North America

  • Certification was developed based upon input and oversight from both professions

  • Over 1000 animal chiropractic professionals have been certified since 1989

  • ACCC has embarked upon a program of continuous improvement for the certification program

  • ACCC/AVCA Certification establishes and promotes professional accountability and visibility

  • ACCC/AVCA Certification increases referrals by identifying those professionals who have met specific standards of knowledge and experience

  • Certification encourages continued professional growth and development

  • Certification adds authority to clinical opinions in medical reports

  • Certification can open doors to speaking engagements, including universities

  • Certified Doctors may call themselves “certified in animal chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the AVCA

  • ACCC/AVCA Certified Doctors can request release of ACCC/AVCA Certification status to state licensure boards

  • ACCC/AVCA Certified Doctors may participate in ACCC committees and activities

  • ACCC/AVCA Certified Doctors can be listed in the ACCC’s Directory of Certified Doctors which is published on the referral web site ( www.avcadoctors.com ) and which has come to be recognized and published as a valuable resource for consumers and other professionals to find certified practitioners

STEPS TO AVCA CERTIFICATION IN ANIMAL CHIROPRACTIC Current 4/01/10

Licensed Doctor of Chiropractic or Licensed Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

1.  Attend an Animal Chiropractic Accreditation Commission (ACAC) of the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) approved animal chiropractic program.

2.  After successfully passing the ACAC approved program’s exit exam, contact the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission (ACCC) of the AVCA to be sent a Examination Candidate Handbook  (Handbook's are also available on "Forms" page. Check to see if it is current Handbook.)

3.  Apply and sit ACCC written and clinical (practical) examinations.

4.  Pass both the ACCC written and clinical (practical) examinations.

5.  Applicants receive 3 year certification by the ACCC/AVCA based on fulfillment of all requirements.

6.  Submit recertification requirements before the end of expiration year. (Recertification Application and renewal information on "Forms" page.)

ELIGIBILITY

Licensed Doctors of Chiropractic and licensed Doctors of Veterinary Medicine who have passed approved postgraduate programs in animal chiropractic seeking certification in Animal Chiropractic by the Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission of the AVCA must meet or exceed the minimum level of competency in the examinations set by the Examining Board.

CONTRIBUTE - WRITE EXAM QUESTIONS

The Animal Chiropractic Certification Commission is pleased to announce that all members with an interest in writing high quality problem solving questions for the certification examination now have the opportunity to do so.  A brief question writing booklet has been developed to assist in meeting the format required for the examinations.  Up to 3 total CEUs can be awarded for accepted questions.

If you wish to participate, please download the Question Writing Booklet (PDF) and START WRITING!


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Recently Certified Doctors: October 2012

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AVCA DOCTOR AUTHORS:

Cindy Conway, DC, Ava Frick, DVM, Joyce Harman, DVM, Doug Knueven, DVM, Julie Kaufman, DC, Donna Kelleher, DVM, John Simon, DVM, Sharon L. Willoughby, DVM, DC and MORE.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In order to receive important communications, policy updates and information, it is imperative that the ACCC be informed of certificant’s current address information.
 
Patrick Barry DC KS
Sandra Criner DVM TX
Reg Cully DC TX
Melody Davis DVM NC
Sandy Deary DVM AR
Walker Fletcher DC TX
Juan Garcia De Brigard DVM Bogota, Columbia
Lacey Hoel DC OK
Britta Janney DVM VA
Rita Lawler DVM NM
Sandra Leonard DVM MO
Edmond LeTourneau DVM CA
Katherine Miller DC MI
Sasha Naugler DVM TX
E. Naylor DC TX
Ashley Nicol DC NH
Kim Percival DVM TX
Barbara Phillips DC OK
Samantha Rose DVM TX
Clayton Smith DVM TX
Laura Trotter DC Ontario
Elizabeth Volk DC CA
Ashley Watson DC FL
Elizabeth Wilkinson DC MI
Richard Young DVM TX

Doctors complete and return referral forms and are posted on the referral site at http://www.avcadoctors.com/  Please call AVCA office for contact information if you do not see a listing.


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