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November 17, 2020

ACVS is saddened by the loss of two Emeritus Diplomates — Dr. Jim Creed, who passed on November 8, 2020, and Dr. Jerry Johnson, who passed away on November 9, 2020.

November 10, 2020

Congratulations to the new ACVS Fellows. ACVS Fellows have exemplary training and experience in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients in their respective fellowship discipline.

November 10, 2020

ACVS would like to acknowledge Malcolm G. Ness who joined the editorial team of Veterinary Surgery in 2020 as an associate editor, as well as Bernard M. Bouvy, DMV, MS, DECVS whose term has ended.

August 11, 2020

Congratulations to the ACVS Diplomates newly accepted as ACVS Fellows. These ACVS Diplomates have exemplary training and experience in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients in their respective fellowship discipline.

June 15, 2020

The ACVS Board of Regents has voted to establish a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

June 13, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

May 28, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

April 27, 2020

ACVS remains committed to providing the highest quality of education for surgeons and surgery residents at all levels, at all times—including this time of global uncertainty. 

April 8, 2020

Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, Wiley has decided to suspend all printing and distribution of journal issues until further notice. All ACVS Diplomates have access to Veterinary Surgery via Wiley Online Library.

March 27, 2020

The American Board of Veterinary Specialties solicits public comments.

March 25, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

March 19, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

March 18, 2020

ACVS congratulates the newly certified Diplomates on passing the Phase II Surgical Competency Examination.  

March 10, 2020

Acceptance of founding fellows is the first step towards the establishment of fellowship training programs. The ACVS wants to maximize inclusiveness and availability of fellowship training programs.

March 10, 2020

The Board of Regents appointed Sue Holcombe as the new ombuds at its February meeting. The ombuds directs Diplomates and residents to resources to address their questions or concerns when they need guidance beyond the usual routes for resolution. 

March 10, 2020

The Board of Regents appointed Spencer Johnston as the incoming Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee (VSOC) representative. Dr. Johnston will assume the role, currently held by Amy Kapatkin, in August 2020. 

January 29, 2020

ACVS Charter Diplomate Robert L. Leighton, VMD, DACVS, passed away on January 22, 2020.

January 17, 2020

New Emeritus Diplomates welcome, list of all Emeritus Diplomates and 2020 Legacy Program events.

January 10, 2020

In 2021, ACVS will offer both the Phase I and Phase II examinations at Pearson VUE test centers.
Phase I will be held April 12 and Phase II will be held February 22.

December 9, 2019

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is pleased to share that ACVS Diplomates Drs. Sara Colopy and Samantha Morello, and Drs.

December 9, 2019

The ACVS Board of Regents has recognized three new training programs as Registered Residency Training Programs, effective July 1, 2020. Click here for a complete list of currently registered training programs.