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June 9, 2017

ACVS is accepting program registration applications for the July 2018 – June 2019 residency year.  Instructions for accessing the online program registration application, along with the 2018 – 2019 Residency Training Standards and Requirements, are available on the ACVS website. Completed applications must be received by August 21, 2017. There is no application fee required. Late applications are not accepted.

May 10, 2017

The Dual Certification Requirements have been updated for Diplomates initiating retraining in 2017. Interested Diplomates must file a Statement of Intent with ACVS. Additionally, the 2017 Dual Certification Application Guidelines are available. Applications are due August 1.

May 9, 2017

ACVS is pleased to announce 15 Founding Fellows in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Learn more about submitting your application for Founding Fellow status in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Open call ends September 30.

April 10, 2017

American Board of Veterinary Specialties soliciting comments on a petition, American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine recognized by the AVMA as a veterinary specialty organization

March 23, 2017

ACVS is honored to welcome 80 new Diplomates to the College.

March 15, 2017

Thank you to the residents and Diplomates who submitted videos highlighting successful surgery stories for the first ACVS video competition for VetSpecialists.com. The Public Outreach Committee selected three winners from the five entries. 

March 15, 2017

Register now for the small animal basic or advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Courses offered August 7–9, 2017, at Colorado State University for Diplomates and residents only.

March 15, 2017

Among the many CE offerings from AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner, the next webinar, Management of Small Animal Spinal Injuries, led by Diplomates Amy Kapatkin and Sharon Kerwin, will be on Wednesday, March 22. Tuition is free, registration is required.

View AOVET CE offerings.

February 14, 2017

Meaghan McDonnell at Wiley is now serving as the journal’s managing editor. Please use the new email address, vsueditorial@wiley.com, for all journal inquiries.

February 14, 2017

New Emeritus Diplomates welcome, list of all Emeritus Diplomates and 2017 Legacy Program events.

February 14, 2017

Dr. Leighton, an ACVS charter Diplomate and ACVS’s oldest living Diplomate, turns 100 years old on February 27, 2017.

February 2, 2017

We are saddened to report that Emeritus Diplomate and past President, Donald L. Piermattei, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

January 10, 2017

Recommendations for the 2017 Legends Award, presented at the ACVS Surgery Summit, are due to Foundation Trustees, R. Randy Basinger or R. Reid Hanson by April 1, 2017.

January 10, 2017

It is time for all Diplomates to consider nominations for the 2017 election of President-Elect and new Regents. 

January 10, 2017

Diplomates certified in 2016 or later must track their maintenance of certification activities online. View the instructions to create your maintenance of certification record, along with the ACVS Diplomate Maintenance of Certification Policies and Procedures and the ACVS Diplomate Maintenance of Certification Approved Activities List.

December 14, 2016

Dr. Nat White received AAEP’s (American Association of Equine Practitioners) 2016 President’s Award for Contributions to Equine Health.

December 14, 2016

Take a moment to remember the excitement and camaraderie of the 2016 ACVS Surgery Summit!

December 13, 2016

Seven 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 16, 2016

The 2018 Phase I Examination date is Monday, March 26, 2018.

November 15, 2016

Client Financing Solution Teams Up with Professional Veterinary Surgery Association Ahead of Annual Surgery Summit.

LendingUSA, a provider of direct-to-consumer and point of sale financing solutions for veterinary practices, has entered into an industry partnership with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

November 15, 2016

The Resident Credentialing Committee has published this document to provide guidance and clarification for residents and advisors to outline the committee’s expectations and requirements for training log entries.

November 15, 2016

The MIS Fellowship Founding Fellow Selection Committee is seeking a Diplomate to volunteer as Member-at-Large to review applications and report recommendations for granting the status of Founding Fellow, Minimally Invasive Surgery to the Fellowship Committee.

November 8, 2016

The College is saddened to report the recent death of Emeritus Diplomate and past President, Joseph J. Foerner, who passed away on Monday, November 7, 2016.

November 2, 2016

The College is saddened to report the recent death of Emeritus Diplomate, Donald F. Smith, who passed away on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

October 20, 2016

Dr. Mark Markel is the embodiment of ACVS.  His 28 years of service demonstrates his unrelenting dedication to the College and the Foundation.

October 20, 2016

Election results were announced at the Diplomates’ Annual Business Meeting.

October 20, 2016

The College is saddened to report the recent death of Emeritus Diplomate, M. Joseph “Joe” Bojrab, who passed away on Tuesday, Sept 13, 2016.

October 20, 2016

View the ACVS Diplomate recipients of The ACVS Founders’ Award for Career Achievement, the Al & Carolyn Schiller Distinguished Service Award; and the ACVS Foundation Legends Award, as well as the resident recipients of the Outstanding Surgical Residents’ Awards, the One AO Award sponsored by AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner; and the ACVS/ECVS Resident Speaker Exchange Awards.

October 20, 2016

Welcome new committee members.

September 12, 2016

Support and congratulate future leaders in veterinary surgery at the 2016 Surgical Residents’ Awards Ceremony on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 11:45am–12:15pm. 

September 12, 2016

Research Grant Programs and submission process.

August 10, 2016

ACVECC Veterinary Committee on Trauma-Registry Subcommittee accepting applications for use of data from the trauma registry on a rolling basis through 2017

August 9, 2016

Prospective training programs not yet registered by ACVS and all registered programs who wish to accept residents and/or continue to train existing residents during the July 2017 – June 2018 residency year must submit their completed applications and application fees by August 22, 2016.