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Membership in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is limited to those individuals who have achieved board certification from ACVS. Requirements for admission to the College can be found in the ACVS Constitution and Bylaws.

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Through long and distinguished service in the practice of veterinary surgery, teaching or research, the Emeritus Diplomates are highly respected for their contributions to veterinary surgery. The ACVS “Emeritus” Diplomate designation is conferred upon Diplomates in one of the following ways:

  • If initially certified prior to 2016, reaches the age of sixty-five (65) years.
  • If initially certified prior to 2016, reaches at least sixty (60) years of age and has retired from the active practice of surgery.
  • If initially certified in 2016 or later, reaches at least sixty (60) years of age and has retired from the active practice of surgery.

We recognize our 446 distinguished Emeritus Diplomates below.
*2024 Emeritus Diplomates

Emeritus Diplomates

LeeAnn W. Ablin, DVM, DACVS
Henry S. Adair III, DVM, MS, DACVS
Stephen B. Adams, DVM, MS, DACVS
Lisa G. Alexander, DVM, DACVS
Douglas Allen, DVM, MS, DACVS
Sheila W. Allen, DVM, MS, DACVS
C. Collins Anderson III, DVM, MBA, DACVS
Gail I. Anderson, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
Lawrence W. Anson, DVM, DACVS
Robert M. Archer, BVSc, MS, DACVS
Warwick A. Arden, BVSc, DVCS, PhD, DACVS
Mimi Arighi, DVM, MSc, DACVS
Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, DACVS
Dennis N. Aron, DVM, DACVS
Michael G. Aronsohn, VMD, DACVS
Jörg A. Auer, DMV, MS, DACVS
Jeremy V. Bailey, BVSc, MVetSc, DACVS
Aubrey N. Baird, DVM, DACVS
Gordon J. Baker, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
Spencer M. Barber, DVM, DACVS
William P. Barclay, DVM, DACVS
R. Randy Basinger, DVM, DACVS
Michael S. Bauer, DVM, DACVS
Gary M. Baxter, VMD, MS, DACVS
Samuel L. Beckman, DVM, DACVS
Jamie R. Bellah, DVM, DACVS
R. Avery Bennett, DVM, MS, DACVS
Robert J. Berg, DVM, MS, DACVS
Gregory A. Beroza, DVM, MA, DACVS
Alicia L. Bertone, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Robert W. Bertoy, DVM, MS, DACVS
Scott G. Bertrand, DVM, DACVS
Jeffrey L. Berzon, DVM, DACVS
Charles W. Betts, DVM, DACVS
James F. Biggart III, DVM, MS, DACVS
Stephen A. Bilbrey, DVM, MS, DACVS
Allen G. Binnington, DVM, MSc, DACVS
Stephen J. Birchard, DVM, MS, DACVS
William V. Bitetto, DVM, DACVS
Dale E. Bjorling, DVM, MS, DACVS
James T. Blackford, DVM, MS, DACVS
LeeAnn W. Blackford, DVM, DACVS
Michael J. Boero, DVM, MS, DACVS
Thomas C. Bohanon, DVM, MS, DACVS
Mark W. Bohling, DVM, PhD, DACVS-SA
Charles L. Boles, DVM, DACVS
David L. Bone, DVM, DACVS
Harry W. Boothe, Jr., DVM, MS, DACVS
Robert J. Botte, DVM, DACVS
James P. Boulay, DVM, MS, DACVS
Conrad H. Boulton, DVM, DACVS
Elizabeth P. Boulton, DVM, DACVS
Thomas S. Bowersox, DVM, DACVS
Karl F. Bowman, DVM, MS, DACVS
Terry D. Braden, DVM, MS, DACVS
Richard L. Bradley, DVM, MS, DACVS
Larry R. Bramlage, DVM, MS, DACVS
Gert J. Breur, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS
Eugene M. Breznock, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Ronald M. Bright, DVM, MS, DACVS
David G. Bristol, DVM, DACVS
Murray P. Brown, DVM, MSc, DACVS
Nancy O. Brown, VMD, MS, DACVS
Kenneth A. Bruecker, DVM, MS, DACVS
Robert W. Brusie, DVM, DACVS
Steven C. Budsberg, DVM, MS, DACVS
Philip A. Bushby, DVM, MS, DACVS
W. Bruce Butler, DVM, DACVS
Lori W. Cabell, DVM, DACVS
Elaine R. Caplan, DVM, DACVS
Allan Carb, DVM, DACVS
Carol A. Carberry, DVM, DACVS
Larry G. Carpenter, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dennis D. Caywood, DVM, MS, CCRT, DACVS
Paul E. Cechner, DVM, DACVS
Jonathan N. Chambers, DVM, DACVS
James P. Chase, DVM, DACVS
Thomas R. Christie, DVM, DACVS
David M. Clark, DVM, DACVS
Geoffrey N. Clark, DVM, DACVS*
Michael F. Clem, DVM, MS, DACVS
Joanne R. Cockshutt, DVM, MSc, DACVS
Mark A. Cofone, VMD, DACVS
Patrick T. Colahan, DVM, DACVS
Robert C. Cooper, DVM, MS, DACVS
Bonnie E. Coyne, DVM, DACVS
Diane R. Craig, DVM, DACVS
Stephen W. Crane, DVM, DACVS
William H. Crawford, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dennis Tim Crowe, DVM, DACVS
Linda A. Dahlgren, DVM, PhD, DACVS*
William R. Daly, DVM, DACVS
Jacqueline R. Davidson, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR*
Eric W. Davis, DVM, MS, DACVS
Paul W. Dean, DVM, MS, DACVS
Paul WM Dean, DVM, DACVS
Martin P. DeAngelis, DVM, DACVS
Richard M. DeBowes, Jr., DVM, MS, DACVS
Charles E. DeCamp, DVM, MS, DACVS
Jon F. Dee, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
Jacek J. deHaan, DVM, DACVS
William D. DeHoff, DVM, MS, DACVS
William S. Dernell, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Joseph P. Desch II, DVM, MS, DACVS
Terry L. Dew, DVM, DACVS
David J. DeYoung, DVM, DACVS
Donald W. DeYoung, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Joe S. Dingwall, DVM, MS, DACVS
William J. Donawick, DVM, DACVS
Gayle S. Donner, DVM, DACVS
Albert S. Dorn, DVM, DACVS
Myron O. Downs, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Norm G. Ducharme, DMV, MSc, DACVS
Mary L. Dulisch, DVM, MS, DACVS
James C. Easley, DVM, DACVS
Michael R. Edwards, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Erick L. Egger, DVM, DACVS
A. Derrell Elkins, DVM, MS, DACVS
Gary W. Ellison, DVM, MS, DACVS
Rolf M. Embertson, DVM, DACVS
Mark H. Engen, DVM, DACVS
George E. Eyster, VMD, MS, DACVS
Gustave E. Fackelman, DVM, DACVS
James E. Faulkner, DVM, DACVS
James M. Fingeroth, DVM, DACVS
Roger B. Fingland, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVS
Elwyn C. Firth, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
Andrew T. Fischer, Jr., DVM, DACVS
James A. Flanders, DVM, DACVS
Michael F. Flynn, DVM, DACVS
Troy S. Ford, DVM, DACVS*
Theresa W. Fossum, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS
David J. Fowler, DVM, MVSc, DACVS
David A. Francis, DVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal)*
David E. Freeman, MVB, PhD, DACVS
Lynetta Freeman, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dan A. French, DVM, MS, DACVS
Peter B. Fretz, VMD, DACVS
Andrew J. Frey, DVM, DACVS
Alan M. Fruchter, DVM, DACVS
Thomas R. Fry, DVM, MS, DACVS
Susan L. Fubini, DVM, DACVS
Robert W. Furneaux, BVSc, DACVS
Dean R. Gahring, DVM, DACVS
Paul C. Gambardella, VMD, MS, DACVS
Earl M. Gaughan, DVM, DACVS
Claude L. Gendreau, DVM, MSc, DACVS
Karen L. Gibson, DVM, MS, DACVS

Leonard A. Gideon, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Dougald R. Gilmore, BVSc, DACVS
Joseph C. Glennon, VMD, DACVS
Dallas O. Goble, DVM, DACVS
Barbara R. Gores, DVM, DACVS
Robert L. Goring, DVM, DACVS
Mary Jean Gorse, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Sharon D. Gottfried, VMD, DACVS (Small Animal)*
Barrie D. Grant, DVM, MS, DACVS
Richard W. Greene, DVM, DACVS
Cathy L. Greenfield, DVM, MS, DACVS
Ken M. Greenwood, DVM, MS, DACVS
Clare R. Gregory, DVM, DACVS
Ron L. Grier, DVM, PhD, DACVS
D. W. Griffin, MS, DVM, DACVS
Robert C. Griffiths, DVM, DACVS
Scott B. Gustafson, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Richard P. Hackett, DVM, MS, DACVS
Gavin F. Hamilton, DVM, DACVS
Douglas L. Hammer, DVM, DACVS
Gerald H. Hankes, DVM, PhD, DACVS
David V. Hanselka, DVM, MS, DACVS
R. Reid Hanson, DVM, DACVS, DACVECC
Peter D. Hanson, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Joseph Harari, DVM, MS, DACVS
Elizabeth M. Hardie, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Joanne Hardy, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Ian W. Harrison, BVSc, DACVS
James W. Harrison, DVM, MS, DACVS
Colin E. Harvey, BVSc, DACVS
H. Jay Harvey, DVM, DACVS
Joe G. Hauptman, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dan L. Hawkins, DVM, MS, DACVS
Cheryl S. Hedlund, DVM, MS, DACVS
Eileen Heldmann, VMD, MS, DACVS
Melvin L. Helphrey, DVM, DACVS
Julie D. Henderson, DVM, BS, DACVS*
Ralph A. Henderson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Jack D. Henry, Jr., DVM, MS, DACVS
William B. Henry, Jr., DVM, DACVS
Bryan J. Hilbert, BVSc, MS, DACVS
William D. Hoefle, DVM, MS, DACVS
Richard E. Hoffer, DVM, MS, DACVS
Susan J. Holcombe, VMD, PhD, DACVS
Robin H. Holtsinger, DVM, DACVS
Clifford M. Honnas, DVM, DACVS
Robert D. Horne, DVM, MS, DACVS
Donald R. Howard, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS
Paul E. Howard, DVM, MS, DACVS
Michael J. Huber, DVM, MS, DACVS
Bruce L. Hull, DVM, DACVS
Donald A. Hulse, DVM, DACVS
Chris A. Hunt, BVSc, DACVS
Robert J. Hunt, DVM, MS, DACVS
Mark B. Hurtig, DVM, DACVS
Henry W. Jann, DVM, MS, DACVS
Paul B. Jennings, Jr., VMD, DACVS
Ann L. Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Kenneth A. Johnson, MVSc, PhD, DACVS
Margaret E. Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Stuart Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Janet K. Johnston, DVM, DACVS
James S. Juzwiak, DVM, DACVS*
Robert E. Kaderly, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Kenneth G. Kagan, VMD, DACVS
Andris J. Kaneps, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Amy Kapatkin, DVM, MAS, DACVS
Kevin G. Keegan, DVM, DACVS
Willard G. Keller, DVM, DACVS
Cheryl R. Killingsworth, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS
Barbara M. Kirby, DVM, MS, DACVS
Carl A. Kirker-Head, MA, Vet MB, DACVS
Calvin N. Kobluk, DVM, DACVS
Ronald J. Kolata, DVM, DACVS
Donna Korvick, VMD, PhD, DACVS
Marilyn Kostolich, DVM, DACVS
D. J. Krahwinkel, Jr., DVM, DACVS
Betty A. Kramek-Heffernan, DVM, MS, DACVS
Ann E. Kraus-Hansen, DVM, DACVS
Michele Kudisch, DVM, DACVS
Alan B. Kuzma, DVM, DVSc, DACVS
Thomas R. LaHue, DVM, DACVS
Elizabeth J. Laing, DVM, DVSc, DACVS
John J. Lammerding, VMD, DACVS
Gary C. Lantz, DVM, DACVS, DAVDC
Linda J. Larsen, DVM, MS, DACVS
Susan M. LaRue, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Federico G. Latimer, DVM, MS, DACVS
Richard E. Lau, DVM, DACVS
Peter H. Laverty, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVS
Sheila Laverty, MVB, DACVS
Howard J. Lawrence, DVM, DACVS
Candace E. Layton, DVM, MS, DACVS
Edward B. Leeds, DVM, DACVS
Timothy M. Lenehan, DVM, DACVS
Arnold S. Lesser, VMD, DACVS
Stephen H. Levine, DVM, MS, DACVS
Lyndell Levitt, BSc, DVM, MVSc, DACVS
Linda J. Lew, DVM, DACVS
Daniel D. Lewis, DVM, DACVS
William A. Lindsay, DVM, DACVS
Robert L. Linford, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Kathleen A. Linn, DVM, MS, DACVS
Alan J. Lipowitz, DVM, MS, DACVS
William D. Liska, DVM, DACVS
Michael A. Livesey, BVMS, MS, DACVS
Scott M. Lozier, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Douglas M. MacCoy, DVM, DACVS
Janet M. MacDonald, DVM, DACVS
Melinda H. MacDonald, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Margaret A. MacHarg, DVM, MS, DACVS
John B. Madison, VMD, DACVS
George Malnati, DVM, MS, DACVS
Sandra Manfra Marretta, DVM, DACVS, DAVDC
Paul A. Manley, DVM, MSc, DACVS
F.A. Tony Mann, DVM, MS, DACVS
Mark D. Markel, DVM, PhD, DACVS
George S. Martin, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVS
Robert A. Martin, DVM, DACVS
Steven A. Martinez, DVM, MS, DACVS
Kyle G. Mathews, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Mary A. McLoughlin, DVM, MS, DACVS
David F. Merkley, DVM, MS, DACVS
Lisa A. Metelman, DVM, MS, DACVS
Craig W. Miller, DVM, MVSc, DACVS
Darryl L. Millis, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Dennis W. Milne, DVM, MS, DACVS
James L. Milton, DVM, MS, DACVS
H. David Moll, DVM, MS, DACVS
Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, DACVS, DECVS
Ronald D. Montgomery, DVM, MS, DACVS
Robert W. Moore, DVM, MS, DACVS
Donald O. Morshead, DVM, DACVS
Holly S. Mullen, DVM, DACVS
Erle D. Murphey III, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS*
A. Wendell Nelson, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS
Frank A. Nickels, DVM, MS, DACVS
Jorge E. Nieto, DVM, DACVS*
Mary Ann Nieves, DVM, MS, DACVS
David M. Nunamaker, VMD, DACVS
E. B. Okrasinski, DVM, DACVS
Robert B. Olds, DVM, BS, DACVS
Marvin L. Olmstead, DVM, MS, DACVS
Dennis E. Olsen, DVM, MS, DACVS
Robert J. Orsher, VMD, DACVS
James A. Orsini, DVM, DACVS
Paul G. Orsini, DVM, DACVS
E. Christopher Orton, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Petra C. Ost, DrMedVet, DACVS
Debora J. Osuna, DVM, DACVS
Mark B. Parchman, DVM, DACVS
Anthony D. Pardo, DVM, DACVS
Jill E. Parker, VMD, DACVS
Nick R. Parker, BVMS, MS, DACVS
Andrew H. Parks, Vet MB, DACVS
John L. Parks, DVM, DACVS
John R. Pascoe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
Russell H. Patterson, VMD, DACVS
Michael M. Pavletic, DVM, DACVS
John T. Payne, DVM, MS, DACVS
John G. Peloso, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Steven L. Peterson, DVM, MS, MD, DACVS
R. Scott Pleasant, DVM, MS, DACVS
G. Elizabeth Pluhar, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Melvyn J. Pond, BVMS, DACVS
Eric R. Pope, DVM, MS, DACVS
Raymond G. Prata, DVM, DACVS
Michael A. Prichard, DVM, DACVS*
Curtis W. Probst, DVM, DACVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Caroline Prymak, BVSc, DACVS*
Tony A. Puglisi, MS, DVM, MS, DACVS
Robert M. Radasch, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Claude A. Ragle, DVM, DACVS, DABVP (Equine)
Peter C. Rakestraw, VMD, MA, DACVS
Ann M. Rashmir, DVM, MS, DACVS, PGCVE
Clarence A. Rawlings, DVM, PhD, DACVS
William Richard Redding, DVM, MS, DACVS
Jerome D. Reinke, DVM, DACVS
Daniel C. Richardson, AA, BS, DVM, DACVS
Dean W. Richardson, DVM, DACVS
William E. Riddle, Jr., VMD, PhD, DACVS
Mark P. Rines, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Gilbert T. Robello, DVM, MS, DACVS
James T. Robertson, DVM, DACVS
John J. Robertson, DVM, DACVS
Jack D. Robinette, DVM, MS, DACVS
William G. Rodkey, DVM, DACVS
Simon C. Roe, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
Robert L. Rooks, DVM, MS, DACVS
George E. Ross, Jr., DVM, DACVS
Michael W. Ross, DVM, DACVS
James C. Roush, DVM, DACVS
James K. Roush, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Robert G. Roy, DVM, MS, PA, DACVS
Ray G. Rudd, DVM, MS, DACVS
Christine M. Runnels, DVM, MS, DACVS
Jill E. Sackman, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Kenneth K. Sadanaga, VMD, DACVS
Carla W. Salido, DVM, DACVS
S. Kathleen Salisbury, DVM, MS, DACVS
Isis R. Sanchez, DVM, MS, DACVS
Elizabeth M. Santschi, DVM, DACVS
Thomas D. Scavelli, DVM, DACVS
Susan L. Schaefer, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Eric R. Schertel, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Wayne B. Schmotzer, DVM, DACVS
Robert K. Schneider, DVM, MS, DACVS
Alan Schulman, DVM, DACVS
James Schumacher, DVM, MS, DACVS
Cheryl Mehlhaff Schunk, DVM, DACVS
Anthony Schwartz, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Peter D. Schwarz, DVM, DACVS
Grant S. P. Scott, DVM, DACVS-LA
Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS
Marlene Shamis, DVM, MS, DACVS
Nicholas J.H. Sharp, BVM, PhD, DACVS
Paul M. Shealy, DVM, MS, DACVS
Lucia H. Shields Henney, DVM, DACVS*
Peter K. Shires, BVSc, DACVS
Robert Stuart Shoemaker, DVM, DACVS
Robert I. Sikes, DVM, DACVS
Kenneth R. Sinibaldi, DVM, DACVS
Donnie E. Slone, DVM, DACVS
Daniel D. Smeak, DVM, DACVS
Barbara L. Smith, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS
Mark M. Smith, VMD, DACVS, DAVDC
Jack R. Snyder, DVM, DACVS
Claire J. A. Spackman, DVM, DACVS
Theodore E. Specht, DVM, DACVS
Victor C. Speirs, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
Gareth H. Spurlock, DVM, DACVS
Guy St. Jean, DMV, DACVS
Andrew John Staatz, DVM, DACVS
John E. Stambaugh, VMD, PhD, DACVS
Anita R. Stampley, DVM, DACVS
Bryden J. Stanley, BVMS, MVetSc, DACVS
Mary Lynn E. Stanton, DVM, DACVS
Ted S. Stashak, DVM, MS, DACVS
Kent D. Stauffer, DVM, DACVS-SA
Robert R. Steckel, DVM, MS, DACVS
Paul R. Stephens, DVM, DACVS
Sharon Stevenson, DVM, PhD, DACVS
John A. Stick, DVM, DACVS
David R. Stoloff, DVM, MS, DACVS
Elizabeth A. Stone, DVM, MS, MPP, DACVS
William C. Stone, DVM, MS, DACVS
Susan M. Stover, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Eric Strand, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVS, DECVS*
Rodney C. Straw, BVSc, DACVS
Kenneth E. Sullins, DVM, MS, DACVS
Anne M. Sylvestre, DVM, DVSc, DACVS*
C.H. (Skip) Tangner, DVM, MS, DACVS
Guy B. Tarvin, DVM, DACVS
Lloyd P. Tate, Jr., VMD, DACVS, DABLSM, MFH
Robert A. Taylor, DVM, MS, DACVS
H. Douglas Teague, DVM, MS, DACVS
Chris W. Thacher, DVM, DACVS
Suzanne E. Thompson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Rory J. Todhunter, BVSc, PhD, DACVS
R. Jeff Todoroff, DVM, DACVS
James L. Tomlinson, DVM, MVSc, DACVS
James P. Toombs, DVM, MS, DACVS
Ava M. Trent, DVM, DACVS
Eric J. Trotter, DVM, MS, DACVS
Gayle W. Trotter, DVM, MS, DACVS
Donald R. Trout, DVM, PhD, DACVS
A. Simon Turner, BVSc, MS, DACVS
Tracy A. Turner, DVM, MS, DACVS
Anne M. Vachon, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Rene T. Van Ee, DVM, DACVS
Tom E. Van Gundy, DVM, MS, DACVS
Philip B. Vasseur, DVM, DACVS
James C. Vogt, DVM, DACVS*
Pamela Von Matthiessen, DVM, MS, MD, DACVS
Don R. Waldron, DVM, DACVS
Tommy L. Walker, DVM, DACVS
Charles E. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVS
Larry J. Wallace, DVM, MS, DACVS
Richard Walshaw, BVMS, DACVS
Douglas S. Ward, DVM, MS, DACVS
Jeffrey P. Watkins, DVM, MS, DACVS
William J. Weber, DVM, DACVS
Robert F. Weeren, DVM, MS, DACVS*
Joseph P. Weigel, DVM, MS, DACVS
M. Joy Weinstein, VMD, DACVS
Walter E. Weirich, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Robert D. Welch, DVM, PhD, DACVS
Kirk L. Wendelburg, DVM, DACVS
Nathaniel A. White II, DVM, MS, DACVS
Richard A. White, BVetMed, PhD, DACVS
Wayne O. Whitney, DVM, DACVS
Curtis Charles Willauer, VMD, DACVS
David G. Wilson, DVM, DACVS
David A. Wilson, DVM, MS, DACVS
Stephen J. Withrow, DVM, DACVS
Peggy M. Wykes, DVM, MS, DACVS
Miles M. Yoshioka, DVM, DACVS
Byron L. Young, DVM, MS, DACVS (LA)