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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 14, 2016

Dominique J. Griffon, DMV, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS, has been selected as the new Editor-in-Chief for Veterinary Surgery. Dr. Griffon will be working with Drs. Dahlgren and Hosgood, outgoing co Editors-in-Chief, through the transition during the next several months.

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.

August 9, 2016

The Veterinary Endoscopy Society sponsors an online supplement to Veterinary Surgery focusing on minimally invasive surgery. Submission deadline is January 1, 2017.

June 13, 2016

A new AVMA Animal Health Studies Database will open to the public in late June 2016.

May 9, 2016

The inaugural Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination was held April 4 at Pearson VUE Test Centers. Changing the examination format and moving to computer-based testing has been a long-term initiative of the College. Many thanks to the Diplomates involved in the restructuring process. The next examination will be held April 3, 2017.

May 9, 2016

ACVS will be conducting a job analysis survey within the next 4-6 weeks. Your participation is important to ensure that all types of veterinary surgeon jobs are represented and that changes since the 2006 job analysis are reflected in the residency training and the certification examination.  

April 13, 2016

We are unhappy to report that Charter Diplomate E. Wynn Jones passed away on Friday, April 8, 2016.  

March 10, 2016

ACVS is honored to welcome 97 new Diplomates to the College.

February 8, 2016

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