Through the generous support of ACVS Diplomates, general veterinary practitioners, animal owners, and corporations, the ACVS Foundation:

  • Awarded over $1.5 million in research grants over the last 20 years
  • Sponsors some of the latest continuing education presented by world-renowned surgery specialists
  • Co-publishes the Advances in Veterinary Surgery book series with Wiley-Blackwell
  • Bestows the prestigious Legends Award to recognize board-certified veterinary surgeons who have developed a surgical or diagnostic procedure of significant
  • Bestows the ACVS Foundation Lynn Wheaton Philanthropy Award to recognize board-certified veterinary surgeons who demonstrate intentional and altruistic social responsibility through their work with a community, association, or other nonprofit organization
  • Annually awards the Outstanding Surgery Residents and the Student Surgical Proficiency Awards
  • Supports attendance of new board-certified veterinary surgeons at the ACVS Surgery Summit
  • Administers the Honor a Mentor Program as a means for surgery specialists and residents to publicly recognize those who have impacted their career

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Honor a Mentor Program

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