Dr. Jose Biascoechea: South Carolina’s First Board-Certified Avian Specialist!

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Biascoechea has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Avian Practice. The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners was established in 1978 and is accredited by a special committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association to recognize excellence in clinical practice through the certification of species-oriented specialists.

Dr. Biascoechea mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive, two-day examination, a veterinarian must complete either a residency program or six years of clinical veterinary practice. In addition, two case reports, references, descriptions of practice procedures, and professional education records must be submitted and pass review. This year’s examination was given on Nov. 4‐5, 2011 in Chicago, IL. Dr. Biascoechea was one of only two candidates to pass this year’s exam. We are so proud of his hard work and accomplishment, and pleased to be the only veterinary clinic in the state with a Board-Certified Avian Diplomate!