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November 19, 2018

President-Elect is Laurie Goodrich, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University; large animal Regent is Jan Hawkins, DVM, DACVS, Purdue University; and small animal Regent is Mary Ann Nieves, DVM, MS, DACVS, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Hospital, Waltham, MA.

October 18, 2018

The Information Pamphlets, including reading lists, for the 2019 Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination and 2019 Phase II Surgical Competency Examination are available.

October 8, 2018

Welcome new committee members and leaders.

September 27, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate R. Tass Dueland, DVM, MS, DACVS passed away  on September 20, 2018.

September 14, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate Charles W Smith passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2018.

August 24, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate Larry “Skip” Charles Booth passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, as the result of a boating accident. 

August 3, 2018

Owen Skinner, BVSc, DACVS-SA, has been accepted as an ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology.  Six additional Diplomates have achieved ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology status.

June 26, 2018

Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, DACVS passed away in his home on Wednesday June 20, 2018.

June 11, 2018

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Committee on Trauma (ACVECC-VetCOT) is requesting comment on the revised "Resources for optimal care of the injured veterinary patient," a document used to identify and verify Veterinary Trauma Centers. The deadline is June 27, 2018.

June 11, 2018

The Standards have been updated to include polices for supervision of ACVS residents by Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

April 12, 2018

The recently adopted strategic plan consists of five goals: excellence in residency training, Diplomate recognition, ongoing professional development, support research, and continuing education. 

April 12, 2018

The Board of Regents has decided to disengage from VetSpecialists.com, a joint project with ACVIM which launched in 2015. 

March 29, 2018

ACVS is pleased to welcome 60 newly certified Diplomates and 1 Diplomate with a second certification. 

March 12, 2018

Dr. Leighton, an ACVS Charter Member and ACVS’s oldest living Diplomate, turned 101 years old on February 27, 2018.

March 12, 2018

We are saddened to report that Emeritus Diplomate and past President, William V. Lumb, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

March 9, 2018

The Board of Regents is pleased to announce that Eric Parente has been selected as the Director of Certification. This position was created to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the College’s certification process.

March 7, 2018

Two additional Diplomates have been accepted as ACVS Fellows in Surgical Oncology.

March 7, 2018

Fifteen additional Diplomates have been accepted as ACVS Founding Fellows in Minimally Invasive Surgery within four disciplines.

February 14, 2018

Read a compilation of recent Veterinary Surgery articles highlighting the latest developments in MIS as part of ACVS’s collaboration with the Veterinary Endoscopy Society.

January 11, 2018

ACVS is a supporter of the Veterinary Specialists Outreach & Awareness Project (VetSOAP). Learn more about this initiative that takes a quantitative and qualitative approach to understanding the referral process and improving collaborative care.

January 1, 2018

New Emeritus Diplomates welcome, list of all Emeritus Diplomates and 2018 Legacy Program events.

December 5, 2017

Four new training programs have been recognized by the Board of Regents as Registered Residency Training Programs. The ACVS website has a complete list of currently registered training programs.

November 14, 2017

The Board of Regents has created a new position, Director of Certification, to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the College’s certification process. We encourage all Diplomates with relevant experience to consider this opportunity.

July 1, 2018

The ACVS Foundation congratulates the recipients of the 2018 Student Surgical Proficiency Awards. These students have demonstrated exceptional aptitude through initiative, diagnostic skill, dexterity, and perioperative care of animals undergoing surgery.