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Animal Dermatology Clinic Pasadena Announces Dr. Melissa Hall, DVM Achieves Diplomate Status With the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

December 7, 2011

PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Animal Dermatology Clinic Pasadena announces Dr. Melissa Hall has achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD).

Dr. Melissa Hall graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis in 2006. While attending Davis, Dr. Hall was involved in many clubs and received numerous scholarships. She served as the class president for several years as well as the president of the Veterinary Business Club. Upon graduation, Dr. Hall completed a 12 month rotating internship with the Florida Veterinary Specialists and the North Bay Animal and Bird Hospital in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hall accepted a residency position in veterinary dermatology in 2007 at Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, CA and started full time at the Pasadena clinic in 2011.

Dr. Hall obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in August 2011. “Becoming a Diplomate with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology has always been my academic goal, and I am extremely excited that I have now achieved that status. I look forward to expanding on the knowledge and training I have already gained by working with the great dermatologists at Animal Dermatology Clinic,” says Dr. Melissa Hall of Animal Dermatology Clinic Pasadena.

Dr. Hall joins an elite group of just over 200 veterinarians that have acquired diplomate status with the ACVD. The American College of Veterinary Dermatology is an organization formed under the auspices of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to certify veterinarians with extensive post-graduate training as specialists in dermatology. The college is charged by the AVMA to maintain the highest standard of training and certification.

To become a board certified veterinary dermatologist, a veterinarian must complete at least 2 years of postgraduate residency training in an institution accredited by the ACVD, publish original research in the field of animal dermatology, demonstrate superior case management, and pass a comprehensive two-day examination.

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Craig Griffin, Animal Dermatology Clinic has the distinction of being the first privately owned clinic approved by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology to provide a residency program, and is the largest group of veterinary dermatologists across the globe. Since 1980, Animal Dermatology Clinic has expanded to include eight full time clinics in California, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Georgia, with over 20 satellite locations throughout California, Georgia, Kentucky, and Indiana, and more expansion is planned. For more information please visit, http://www.animaldermatology.com.

SOURCE Animal Dermatology Clinic

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