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ACVS Fellowship in Surgical Oncology

Founding Fellows and Fellows in Surgical Oncology 

These well-qualified ACVS Diplomates obtained additional training and experience in the multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cancer patients beyond surgery residency training, and devote a major portion of his or her professional practice to these activities and/or cancer research. 

View list of ACVS Founding Fellows and Fellows, Surgical Oncology

ACVS Fellowship Training Centers for Surgical Oncology

ACVS approved training centers for surgical oncology are in place at Auburn University, Colorado State University, The Ohio State University, and University of Florida. Diplomates can become an ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology by completing a 52-week fellowship training program at an approved training center. 

Both the fellow candidate and the training institution must comply with the Minimum Standards for ACVS Fellowship Training Program in Veterinary Surgical Oncology. 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 for Surgical Oncology

ACVS Diplomates interested in establishing a training center in surgical oncology at their institution are encouraged to contact the ACVS office ( or Dr. Nicole Ehrhart (, chair of the Surgical Oncology Fellowship Oversight Committee.