ACVS Founding Fellows in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
A founding fellow in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) who has obtained additional training and experience in OMFS beyond surgery residency training; demonstrates expertise in OMFS; and devotes a major portion of their professional effort to research and to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of OMFS patients.
ACVS Fellowship Training Centers
ACVS-approved fellowship training centers provide specialized training in OMFS. The training program is designed for ACVS Diplomates and veterinarians who have completed a residency at an ACVS Registered Residency Training Program. Both the fellow candidate who is pursuing training in OMFS and the training institution must comply with the Minimum Standards for ACVS Fellowship Training Program in OMFS (Small Animal). Fellow candidates must submit the training registration form and registration fee to the ACVS office within 30 days of starting the fellowship training program. Contact the program representative for information about the fellowship training centers.
ACVS OMFS Small Animal Fellowship Training Program at The Ohio State University
Representative: Dr. Laura Selmic
Establishing an ACVS Fellowship Training Center
ACVS Diplomates interested in establishing an OMFS fellowship training center should send the completed application form to the ACVS office or Dr. Laura Selmic, chair of the OMFS Small Animal Fellowship Oversight Committee.
ACVS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellowship Oversight Committee
The Fellowship Oversight Committee 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. For questions regarding the OMFS Small Animal Fellowship Program, contact the ACVS office or Dr. Laura Selmic, chair of the OMFS (Small Animal) Fellowship Oversight Committee.
Volunteering to serve on the Fellowship Oversight Committee
The Fellowship Oversight Committee welcomes volunteers! Volunteers are considered by the Fellowship Oversight Committee and submitted to the Fellowship Committee to be recommended to the ACVS Board of Regents for approval in April of each year. Serving on the Fellowship Oversight Committee is a three-year commitment, with the possibility of reappointment. Fellows interested in serving on a Fellowship Oversight Committee should notify the ACVS office or the chair of the OMFS Fellowship Oversight Committee.