ACVS recognizes that many of its Diplomates have achieved, or may wish to achieve, a level of expertise in a specific field. ACVS Fellowship Programs ensure consistent training for Diplomates who wish to pursue specialized training. These programs serve to develop highly skilled surgeons who, in turn, become recognized experts and leaders in their specialized field of training.
Upon completion of a fellowship training program, ACVS Fellows have specific expertise and knowledge in their specialized disciplines beyond what can be mastered within a veterinary surgery residency program. Individuals participating in fellowship programs must complete all requirements of a veterinary surgery residency, achieve ACVS Diplomate status, and have their fellowship training credentials approved by the ACVS Board of Regents before receiving the title of ACVS Fellow in the chosen discipline.
Additional information on ACVS Fellowship Programs
Application to establish an ACVS Fellowship Program
Guidelines for establishing an ACVS Fellowship Program
Minimum Training Standards for ACVS Fellowship Program - Last section to be amended for each specific discipline
ACVS Fellowship Programs
ACVS Fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgery
ACVS Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery
ACVS Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Small Animal)
ACVS Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
For questions about the application process or about the fellowship programs, contact the ACVS office (email@example.com) or Dr. Deanna Worley, chair of the Fellowship Committee.