A board-certified veterinary cardiologist is a veterinarian that has completed an approved residency program and examination process after the completion of veterinary school. To become board certified, a veterinarian must complete a minimum of 2 years of advanced, accredited training in cardiology and then pass a series of rigorous examinations.
The examinations are administered by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). The ACVIM is responsible for establishing training requirements, accrediting training programs and certifying veterinary cardiologists. A board certified veterinary cardiologist is recognized by the title Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) after their DVM degree.
Board certified specialists are considered experts within their field and have knowledge of the most recent advances to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of your pet.
Link to ACVIM web page: ACVIM.org