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ACVS Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS)

MIS Founding Fellows

These well-qualified ACVS Diplomates obtained additional training and experience in MIS beyond surgery residency training. They also devote a major portion of their professional effort to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients undergoing MIS therapies and to research in the field of MIS. Founding fellow status was achieved in the following disciplines:

  • Small Animal Orthopedics (arthroscopy and fracture repair)
  • ​Small Animal Soft Tissue  (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy)
  • Large Animal Orthopedics (arthroscopy, tenoscopy, bursoscopy, and fracture repair)
  • Large Animal Soft Tissue (laparoscopy and thoracoscopy) 

List of ACVS Founding Fellows and Fellows, MIS


ACVS Fellowship Programs in Minimally Invasive Surgery

MIS Small Animal Orthopedics Fellowship Program — Approved Training Center

For information about the fellowship training centers, please contact the program representative listed below:

For questions about the program, contact Dr. Daniel Lewis, Chair, MIS Small Animal Orthopedics Fellowship Oversight Committee.

MIS Small Animal Soft Tissue Fellowship Program — Approved Training Centers

For information about the fellowship training centers, please contact the program representative listed below:

For questions about the program, contact Dr. Philipp Mayhew, Chair, MIS Small Animal Soft Tissue Fellowship Oversight Committee.

MIS Large Animal Orthopedics Fellowship Program — Approved Training Center

For information about the fellowship training center, please contact the program representative listed below:

For questions about the program, contact Dr. Chris Kawcak, Chair, MIS Large Animal Orthopedics Fellowship Oversight Committee.

MIS Large Animal Soft Tissue Program — Approved Training Center

For information about the fellowship training center, please contact the program representative listed below:

For questions about the program, contact Dr. David E. Anderson, Chair, MIS Large Animal Soft Tissue Fellowship Oversight Committee.


Minimum Training Standards

Both the fellow candidate and the training institution must comply with the minimum training standards of the ACVS fellowship program:


ACVS Fellowship Training Centers

ACVS-approved fellowship training centers for Minimally Invasive Surgery are currently located at Colorado State University, Cornell University, University of Florida, and University of Guelph. New training centers may be established when a fellow or founding fellow submits an application to the chair of the corresponding fellowship oversight committee, pending committee approval.

Establishing an ACVS Training Center

To establish a training center for the ACVS MIS Fellowship Program in one of the following disciplines, please complete the applicable form:

The fellow candidate who is pursuing training in MIS Small Animal Orthopedics and the training institution must comply with the Minimum Standards for ACVS Fellowship Training in Veterinary Minimally Invasive Surgery (Small Animal Orthopedics). When trainining in MIS Small Animal Soft Tissue, MIS Large Animal Orthopedics, and MIS Large Animal Soft Tissue, the fellow candidate and the training institution must comply with the Minimum Standards for ACVS Fellowship Training in Veterinary Minimally Invasive Surgery. Fellow candidates must submit the training registration form and registration fee to the ACVS office within 30 days of starting the fellowship training program. 

Fellowship Training Opportunities

ACVS-approved training centers are currently accepting applications for fellowship training in minimally invasive surgery from those interested in achieving the status of ACVS Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery — Small Animal Soft Tissue. The training program is designed for ACVS Diplomates and veterinarians who have completed an ACVS residency. Interested applicants should contact the fellowship representative associated with the training centers listed below.

ACVS MIS - Small Animal Soft Tissue Fellowship Training Program at Colorado State University
Interested applicants can contact Dr. Eric Monnet.

ACVS MIS - Small Animal Soft Tissue Fellowship Training Program at University of Florida
Interested applicants can contact Dr. J. Brad Case.

ACVS MIS - Small Animal Soft Tissue Fellowship Training Program at University of Guelph
Interested applicants can contact Dr. Ameet Singh.

ACVS MIS - Large Animal Soft Tissue Fellowship Training Program at Colorado State University
​Interested applicants can contact Dr. Dean Hendrickson.


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.

Fellows interested in serving on the FOC should notify the ACVS office or the chair of the fellowship oversight committee.

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ACVS Fellowship Programs