First ever quadruple-boarded Vet
Weare Animal Hospital in New Hampshire just announced that founder and owner, Dr. Michael Dutton, has recently completed his fourth board certification – Reptile and Amphibian Practice, making him now the only four-time AVMA boarded veterinary specialist in the world.
“This is an incredible professional and personal accomplishment for me.”
Dr. Dutton’s other three board certifications include Canine & Feline Practice, Avian Practice, and Exotic Companion Mammal Practice. In addition to now being the only four-time boarded AVMA veterinary specialist in the world, Dr. Dutton also becomes 13th in the world reaching board certification focused on Reptile and Amphibian.
“This is an incredible professional and personal accomplishment for me,” says Dr. Dutton. “Excellence in pet healthcare is the foundation of our mission and the standard of care across all our practice groups. With this latest board certification, we’re able to further our reach and depth of care to more patients.“ With four board certifications and each one requiring recertification every 10 years, Dutton’s education is continuous to ensure each of the four specialties are always current.
Among Dr. Dutton’s other key accomplishments to further advance excellence in pet healthcare and increase access to expertise, he formed the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians; served as Chair of the American Animal Hospital Association’s Leadership Identification and Nominating Committee; served as President of American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP); and founded the Exotic and Bird Clinic of New England.
In order to reach successful board certification, an applicant has to undergo rigorous and comprehensive continuing education, training, and documentation requirements that can span five to seven years.