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November 12, 2019

ACVS welcomes Lucretia DiSanto Jones, communications director, to the team.

November 11, 2019

ACVS recognized Nat White’s long tenure at the 2019 ACVS Surgery Summit. Many thanks to Dr. White for his hard work and longstanding commitment to ACVS’s continuing education efforts. Louise Southwood has assumed the role of CE Director.

November 5, 2019

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) joins the horse racing community in mourning the loss of Mongolian Groom at the Breeders’ Cup Classic this weekend at Santa Anita Park. We invite Diplomates to review the statement released by Breeders’ Cup Ltd. 

November 2, 2019

Applications for the Diplomate Clinical, Surgeon-In-Training, and Zoetis Dual Training Research Grant Programs are now being accepted.  The deadline is January 15, 2020.

October 4, 2019

The Board of Regents has appointed Sabrina Brounts as the new Director of the Resident Credentialing Committee.

August 12, 2019

View of a summary of key takeaways from the first annual survey of residents recently completing training.

July 9, 2019

The ACVS Foundation congratulates the recipients of the 2019 Student Surgical Proficiency Awards. These students have demonstrated exceptional aptitude through initiative, diagnostic skill, dexterity, and perioperative care of animals undergoing surgery.

March 12, 2019

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

March 12, 2019

Register now for the Small Animal Thoracoscopy & Advanced Laparoscopy at Colorado State University.

March 12, 2019

Create a lasting legacy---make a deferred gift to the ACVS Foundation and support the advancement of veterinary surgery by including the ACVS Foundation in your estate planning!

March 12, 2019

The Board of Regents has approved the Veterinary Arthrology Advancement Association Education Foundation (VA3~EF) as an ACVS Educational Partner. The Educational Partnership Program was developed as a means by which ACVS and non-commercial CE providers may collaborate to deliver additional high-quality CE to ACVS Diplomates and residents.

March 5, 2019

Chris Adin presented a session during the 2018 ACVS Surgery Summit: Reverse Research Timeline for Resident Publications. Residents and mentors considering publishing their research in Veterinary Surgery to be used toward the ACVS publication requirement should review Dr. Adin’s notes to help meet the credentials application deadline.

February 12, 2019

It is time for all Diplomates to consider nominations for President-Elect and new Regents. This is your opportunity and responsibility to help decide who will lead this organization. This year’s President-Elect candidate should have a small lanimal emphasis. View the criteria and submit nominations online.

February 11, 2019

New Emeritus Diplomates welcome, list of all Emeritus Diplomates and 2019 Legacy Program events.

January 15, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph C. Glennon on becoming an Honored Mentor!

January 15, 2019

AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner, is offering a preceptorship program for current surgical residents interested in veterinary trauma and veterinary orthopedics. Both small animal and large animal opportunities available. Eligibility requirements apply.

January 15, 2019

It’s that time again - ACVS is hosting it’s third annual video competition to increase public knowledge about board-certified veterinary surgeons. Submit your video to win one of three great prizes. For more information, visit: https://www.acvs.org/video-competition

January 8, 2019

Volunteer opportunities for the Continuing Education Committee are available now. Submit your requests before January 18, 2019.

January 4, 2019

Updates have been made to the requirements for current small animal residents.  A correction has been made to the requirements listed in the Resident Training Log system for current equine residents.

November 21, 2018

The ACVS Foundation offers $90,000 in research grant funding annually and sponsors some of the latest CE at the ACVS Surgery Summit. Please consider supporting these efforts by donating to the Foundation with your ACVS dues.

November 21, 2018

AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner, is offering a webinar for veterinary surgeons and residents on Olecranon Fractures in Horses, 8:00-9:00pm, November 28, 2018. Pre-registration is required. There is no fee.

November 21, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. David E. Anderson and Gary W. Ellison on becoming Honored Mentors! Take this opportunity to honor your mentor.

November 21, 2018

Awards announced at the ACVS Surgery Summit for the ACVS Founders' Award for Career Achievement, the ACVS Foundation Legends Award, Outstanding Surgical Residents' Awards, One AO Award sponsored by AOVET North America, and the ACVS/ECVS Resident Speaker Exchange Awards.https://www.acvs.org/one-ao-awards

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.