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.·


AAVR Veterinary Association for Veterinarians & Technicians

The AAVR offers free and fee based educational information about veterinary imaging. Within the educational information, both unrelated and related company products may be mentioned and/or paid advertising may be displayed. Companies related directly to the AAVR through ownership or member participation are,, San Diego Veterinary Imaging and the Veterinary Imaging Center of San Diego, Inc. The AAVR and ACVR are separate, independent companies.