Christine King BVSc, MACVSc, MVetClinStud

Here are my veterinary credentials and postgraduate training:

BVSc - University of Queensland (Australia), 1985. This degree, Bachelor of Veterinary Science, was the qualification awarded on completion of veterinary school in Australia at that time. It is equivalent to DVM or VMD in the US.

MACVSc - Member of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Equine Chapter, 1991. This degree is similar to Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (DipABVP) in the US. It is based on written and oral examinations once the applicant has at least 5 years of clinical experience in her chosen field (in my case, equine medicine).

Residency, Equine Medicine & Surgery - University of Sydney (Australia), 1991-1993. A residency is an intensive program of advanced training and study in a particular field or discipline. The emphasis of this residency was equine internal medicine and equine sports medicine.

MVetClinStud - University of Sydney (Australia), 1993. This degree, Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies, is equivalent to MS (Master of Science) in the US. My Master's degree was conferred for original research in equine exercise physiology and publication of the thesis "Clinical Exercise Testing of Racehorses."

(Three chapters of my thesis were subsequently published as clinical research papers, with my supervisors - Prof. Reuben Rose and Dr. David Evans - as my coauthors; see publications.)

Residency, Large Animal Internal Medicine - North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 1993-1994. The emphasis of this residency was equine colic, other medical emergencies, lameness, and neonatal medicine.

AVMA Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) Accreditation Program, 2003-2004. This 4-step program by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) validated my Australian credentials and clinical experience in veterinary medicine, a necessary requirement for veterinary licensure in the US for veterinarians who graduated from vet schools outside of North America.

During that program, I completed clinical modules in small animal medicine and surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, gross pathology, clinical pathology, and an elective in canine physical rehabilitation.

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