August 21, 2008

Animal Dermatology Services, LLC Announces Dr. Chris Reeder, DVM Achieves Diplomate Status With the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Services, LLC announces Dr. Chris Reeder has achieved diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD).

Dr. Chris Reeder graduated summa cum laude from Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. While attending Auburn University, Dr. Reeder received numerous awards which included the distinguished veterinary dermatology award, veterinary neurology award, Merck-Merial fellowship in genetic research, and numerous scholarships. Upon graduation, Dr. Reeder practiced small animal medicine in Louisville, Kentucky for three years. Dr. Reeder accepted a residency position with Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, CA in 2006 and completed his residency in June 2008. He has started seeing patients full time at the Louisville, Kentucky clinic as of July 2008.

Dr. Reeder obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in August 2008. "I am very excited about becoming a board certified veterinary dermatologist. I have always had a passion for veterinary medicine and have a keen interest in dermatology. Working with Animal Dermatology Services, LLC at the Louisville, Kentucky clinic allows me the opportunity to continue my professional growth and expand my clinical experiences. Achieving diplomate status is a tremendous accomplishment," says Dr. Chris Reeder of Animal Dermatology Services, LLC.

Dr. Reeder joins an elite group of 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 AMVA 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 four full time clinics in California and Georgia and twelve satellite locations throughout California, Georgia, and Kentucky. More expansion is planned. For more information please visit,

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