The executive board of the American Veterinary Medical Association has granted provisional recognition for the veterinary parasitology specialty under the auspices of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. With this recognition, approximately 20 veterinary parasitologists have been designated as charter members of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists (ACVM).
David G. Pugh, D.V.M., of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the first charter parasitologists of the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists. Dr. Pugh is now board-certified in three AVMA recognized specialties – along with the ACVM, he is a diplomate of the American College of Theriogenologists and the American College of Veterinary Nutritionists.
Dr. Pugh is a veterinarian with the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine Equine Source Plasma Program. Kenny Brock, D.V.M., director of the program recently presented Dr. Pugh with a plaque noting his diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Microbiologists specializing in parasitology.