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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

ACVS has added new activities to the MOC Approved Activities List and the ACVS MOC Policies and Procedures have been updated for all Diplomates. 

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

Learn more about publishing in Veterinary Surgery. View a PDF of the presentation made by Dominique Griffon, Editor-in-Chief, during the 2017 Surgery Summit.

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.

February 14, 2018

Individuals who seek to reinstate active Diplomate status will pay a reinstatement fee and, if applicable, follow required Maintenance of Certification procedures to reinstate certification. ACVS will no longer collect back dues as part of reinstatement of active status.

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 12, 2017

Dual Certification is the process for ACVS Diplomates wishing to be certified in more than one species emphasis.

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.

October 24, 2017

The 2017 ACVS award recipients were announced at the 2017 Surgery Summit.

October 24, 2017

President-Elect is Spencer Johnston, VMD, DACVS, University of Georgia; large animal Regent is Brett Woodie, DVM, MS, DACVS, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital; and small animal Regent is S. Kathleen Salisbury, DVM, MS, DACVS, Purdue University. 

October 24, 2017

Welcome new committee members.

October 24, 2017

Four additional Diplmates have been accepted as ACVS Founding Fellows in Minimally Invasive Surgery.