WHAT IS A VETERINARY SPORTS MEDICINE SPECIALIST? 

The American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation® was developed to meet the unique needs of sporting and working animals as well as all animals in need of rehabilitation. 

Similar to a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Diplomates of the ACVSMR must complete internship and a 3 or 4-year residency with extensive training in the non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation of sporting and working animals. Following such training the veterinarians must undergo a rigorous, 2-day examination. Those that pass are specialists referred to as “Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation” and can list "DACVSMR" on their credentials.   

Whether the goal is to improve a family pet’s quality of life or to keep an athletic dog performing at its best, the diplomates of the ACVSMR are trained to meet these needs.

Dr. Sam Franklin is the only diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in all of greater Kansas City.