NASHVILLE, TN – Mark T. Reilly, DVM, of Plympton, MA has been certified as a Diplomate by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) specializing in Equine Practice. ABVP Diplimate status is granted under the approval of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, an official committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association. While other veterinary specialties focus on specific disciplines or organ systems (e.g. ophthalmology, cardiology, etc.), ABVP diplomates demonstrate excellence in all areas of specialty care of the total patient. Dr. Reilly is a specialist in equine care, including lameness, internal medicine, surgery and reproduction. Currently there are 85 veterinarians that are certified Equine ABVP diplomates in the Unites States, including Dr. Reilly. He is the only ABVP certified equine private practitioner in New England.

Dr. Reilly mastered a rigorous and demanding application process and certification examination in order to obtain Diplomate status. To qualify to sit for the extensive, two-day examination, a veterinarian must complete either a residency program or six years of clinical veterinary practice. In addition, two case reports, references, descriptions of practice procedures, and professional education records must be submitted and pass review. This year’s examination was given on Nov. 2-4, 2007 in Chicago, IL.

Dr. Reilly is a graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, and has a special interest in performance horses and imaging diagnostics. Dr. Reilly practices at South Shore Equine Clinic & Diagnostic Center located at 151 Palmer Road (Route 58) in Plympton. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Association of Equine Practitioners.

The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners was established in 1978 and is accredited by a special committee of the American Veterinary Medical Association to recognize excellence in clinical practice through the certification of species-oriented specialists. Over 800 veterinarians worldwide are certified in one of ABVP’s eight practice categories: Canine and Feline, Food Animal, Equine, Dairy, Swine Health Management, Feline, Avian, and Beef Cattle. For more information on ABVP visit