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WAVMA CertAqV Program




Program Description

The WAVMA Aquatic Veterinarian Certification Program identifies the core competency or subject matter areas needed to practice aquatic veterinary medicine, and recognizes those veterinarians who have acquired the necessary knowledge, skills and experience (KSE) from a variety of sources, in the following 9 core subject matter areas:

  1. Aquatic Environment and Life Support Systems
  2. Taxonomy, Anatomy and Physiology
  3. Husbandry and Industries
  4. Pathobiology and Epidemiology of Aquatic Animal Diseases
  5. Diagnostics and Treatment of Aquatic Animal Diseases
  6. Clinical Veterinary Experience and Client Communications
  7. Public Health, Zoonotics and Seafood Safety
  8. Legislation, Regulations, and Policies
  9. Principles of Aquatic Animal Welfare

Full CertAqV Program Description Click here to download


The Process

Individuals who desire to participate in the WAVMA CertAqV Credentialing Program will first need to register and pay the US$250 administrative fee.  When registering you will select a mentor to assist and guide you through the requirements.  After you have registered, you will receive an e-mail on how to download a document to record where you have obtained sufficient KSEs (knowledge, skills and experience/education) in each of the 9 modules or subject areas.  If necessary, you have up to 2 years to complete these.

When your mentor is satisfied you have sufficient KSE credits, he/she will request the WAVMA Credentialing Committee to evaluate these.  Once the Committee and the WAVMA Executive Board have evaluated these (usually in December, March, June and September) and are satisfied you meet all requirements, you will be notified and mailed a certificate suitable for framing and display.

Please note: To maintain certification, individuals will need to be WAVMA Full Members and acquire at least 50 hours of aquatic veterinary CEPD over the following 5 years.  Recertification will require a US$50 application fee and evidence of this CEPD. To renew your CertAqV please click here.


On-line Registration & Payment


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Current Certified Aquatic Veterinarians

Individuals who have not completed their 5-year renewal  requirement are no longer considered eligilble to utilize the CertAqV Honorific or serve as a mentor. To renew your CertAqV please click here.


Jessica Allen, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Huay Min June Ang, DVM, CertAqv (Singapore)

Nimrod Arad, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Farah Gonul Aydin, VH, PhD, CertAqV (Turkey)

Sarah E. Balik, MPH, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Madison E. Barnes, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Christa Barrett, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Heather W. Barron, DVM, Dipl.ABVP(Avian), CertAqV (USA)

Giana Bastos GomesMV, MVM, CertAqV (Australia)

Mariah R. Beck, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Trista Becker, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Jenice BellDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Heather BjorneboDVM, CertAqV (USA)

James Bogan, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Pierre-Marie Boitard, DMV, CertAqV (France)

Serena BrennerMS, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Erika BriganteDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Todd R. CecilDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Bryony Chetwynd-Glover, BVSc CertAqV (UK)

Dondrae J. CobleDVM, Dipl.ACLAM (USA)

Michael CorcoranDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Emily Cornwell, PhD, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Rebecca Crawford, DVM, CertAqV (Canada)

Charles Cummings, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Nadav DavidovichDMV, MVPH, CertAqV (Israel)

Darren Docherty, BVMS, MRCVS, CertAqV (UK)

Simon Doherty, BVMS, MRCVS, FRSB, CertAqV (UK)

Devon Dublin, DMVZ, PhD, CertAqV (Japan)

Jacqueline ElliottDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Ashley Emanuele, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Azureen Erdman, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Antonella Fabrissin, DMV MSc CertAqV (Italy)

Mohamed Faisal, DVM, PhD, CertAqV (USA)

Erika First, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Ari FustukjianDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Christopher Good, DVM, Dipl.ACVPM, CertAqV (USA)

Bartolomeo Gorgoglione, DMV, MSc, PhD, CertAqV (Italy/USA)

Krystan Grant DVM, PhD, CertAqV (USA)

Miguel Grilo, DMV, CertAqV (Portugal)

Stephanie Grimmett, BVSc, CertAqV (UK)

Katharina Hagen-Frei, Dr. med. vet. CertAqV (Switzerland)

Orachun Hayakijkosol, BVSc, PhD, CertAqV (Australia)

Eileen Henderson, DVM, MS, CertAqV (USA)

Chelsea M. Hester, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Nora Hickey, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

John Howe, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Kerryn Illes, BVetBiol/BVetSci, CertAqV (UK)

Leslie T. Jarrell, JD, DVM, DipIACLAM, CertAqV (USA)

Jimmy Johnson, DVM, MS, CertAqV, DACZM (USA)

Sharmie Johnson, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Kasper Jørgensen, DVM, CertAqV (Denmark)

Brian Joseph, DVM, CertAqV (USA) 

Parinda Kamchum, DVM, CertAqV (Thailand)

Fritz Karbe, T, PhD, CertAqV (Germany)

Sheri KasperDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Elizabeth Kaufman, DVM, CertAqV (Israel)

Amy Kizer, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Denyse Khor, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Jessica Koppien-FoxDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Jack Kottwitz, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Laura Krogman, MS, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Elizabeth Leuchte, BVMS, MSc, CertAqV (USA)

Jan Linkenhoker, DVM, MSPH, DiplACLAM, CertAqV (USA)

Eric Littman, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Richmond Loh, BVMS, MPh, MANZCVS, CertAqV (Australia)

Richard Lloyd, BVSc, MSc, MRCVS, CertAqV (UK)

Adolf K. MaasDVM, DABVP, CertAqV (USA)

Raphael A. MalbrueDVM, MS, CertAqV (USA)

David P. Marancik, DVM, PhD, CertAqV (Grenada)

Victoria MarounDVM, CertAqV (USA)

Robert Martinez, DVM, CertAqV (USA) 

Alexandra Mason, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Colin McDermott, VMD, CertAqV (USA)

Matthijs Metselaar, DVM, PhD, MRCVS, MIFM, CertAqV (UK)

Tim Miller-Morgan, CertAqV (USA)

Haitham Mohammed, BVSc, MVSc, PhD, CertAqV (Egypt)

Alissa B. Mones, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Danny Morick, MVDr, CertAqV (Israel)

Ross Neethling, BVSc, CertAqV (UK)

Sally Nofs, DVM, DiplECZM, CertAqV (USA)

Massimo Orioles, DMV, CertAVP, CertAqV (Italy)

Dusan Palic, DVM, MVSc, PhD, CertAqV (Germany)

Brian Palmeiro, VMD, DipACVD, CertAqV (USA)

Christine Parker-Graham, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Lily Parkinson, DVM, DiplACZM, CertAqV (USA)

Ayanna Carla Phillips Savage, DVM, PhD, CertAqV (Trinidad & Tobago)

Jena Questen, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Eva Marie Quijano Carde, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Atisara Rangsichol, DVM, CertAqV (Thailand)

Zachary Ready, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Aimee Reed, DVM, PhD, CertAqV (USA)

Stephen Reichley, DVM, PhD, CertAqV (USA)

Nuno Ribeiro, DMV, MSc, CertAqV (Portugal)

Patinan Rookkachard, DVM, CertAqV (Singapore)

Brittany Stevens, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Komsin Sahatrakul, DVM (Hons), CertAqV (Singapore)

Nick Saint-Erne, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Jessie Sanders, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Sasha Saugh, BVSc, CertAqV (S. Africa)

A. David Scarfe, PhD, DVM, MRSSAf, CertAqV (USA)

Khalid Shahin, BVSc, MVSc, CertAqV (UK/Egypt)

Galit Sharon, DVM, PhD, CertAqV (Israel)

Johnny P. Shelley, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Christopher Shirkey, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Constance Silbernagel, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Melissa Singletary, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Esteban Soto Martinez, MV, PhD, DiplACVM, CertAqV (USA)

Win Surachetpong, DVM, PhD, DiplTBVP, CertAqV (Thailand)

Gillian Taylor, BVSc, CertAqV (South Africa)

Julius Tepper, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Sharon Tiberio, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Norrapat Towanabut, DVM, CertAqV (Thailand)

Laura-Daniela Urdes, DMV, PhD, CertAqV (Romania)

Greta van de Sompel, DMV, CertAqV (Belgium)

Claudia Venegas, MV. PhD, CertAqV (Chile)

Zachary Waddington, DVM, CertAqV (Canada)

Sarah Wahltinez, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Chris Walster, BVMS, MVPH, MRCVS, CertAqV (UK)

Scott Weber, VMD, MSc, CertAqV (USA)

Marcus Webster, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Michael Wenninger, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

David A. Wilbur, DVM, MS, CertAqV (USA)

Sarah Wright, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Howard Kai Hay Wong, VetMB, MPVM, MRCVS, CertAqV (Hong Kong/China)

Taylor Yaw, DVM, CertAqV (USA)

Irene Yen, MPH, DVM, CertAqV (USA)



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