Founding Fellows in OMFS (Small Animal)
A founding fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Small Animal) is an ACVS Diplomate who has obtained additional training and experience, or has demonstrated expertise in OMFS, beyond surgery residency training and devotes a major portion of their professional effort to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of OMFS (Small Animal) patients. The founding fellow shows substantial programmatic effort in this field whether in academic or private specialty practice.
Establishing an ACVS Fellowship Training Center
Currently there are no approved training centers for OMFS (Small Animal). To establish a training center for the ACVS OMFS (Small Animal) Fellowship Program, please complete the application form.
Fellow candidates cannot register until a training center has been established for this discipline. Both the fellow candidate 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 American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) office within 30 days of starting the fellowship training program.
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.