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ACVS Fellowship in Joint Replacement Surgery (JRS)

Founding Fellows in Joint Replacement Surgery

ACVS Founding Fellows in Joint Replacement Surgery (JRS) are remarkable leaders as evidenced by their exemplary training, robust experience, innovative research, and committed practice. They continue to devote a significant portion of their professional effort in seeking to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients in the specialized field of joint replacement surgery.

List of ACVS Founding Fellows and Fellows, JRS


ACVS Fellowship Training Centers

ACVS-approved fellowship training centers for joint replacement surgery are in place at North Carolina State University, University of California, Davis, and University of Florida. Both the fellow candidate and the training institution must comply with the Minimum Standards for ACVS Fellowship Training in Joint Replacement Surgery. Fellow candidates must submit the training registration form and registration fee to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) office within 30 days of starting the fellowship training program. 

Establishing an ACVS Fellowship Training Center

ACVS Diplomates who are interested in establishing a training center for the ACVS JRS Fellowship Program should send the completed application form to the ACVS office. 


Volunteering to serve on the fellowship oversight committee

The fellowship oversight committee (FOC) is responsible for monitoring the fellowship program and for providing status reports to the Fellowship Committee on training centers, training candidates, and requests for program modifications. Serving on the fellowship oversight committee is a three-year term.

ACVS Founding Fellows or ACVS Fellows interested in serving on the JRS FOC should notify the ACVS office or Dr. Michael Kowaleski, chair of the JRS Fellowship Oversight Committee. 

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ACVS Fellowship Programs