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June 15, 2020

The ACVS Board of Regents has voted to establish a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.

June 13, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

May 28, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

May 28, 2020

Information about decisions on credentials and training requirements related to COVID-19

April 27, 2020

ACVS remains committed to providing the highest quality of education for surgeons and surgery residents at all levels, at all times—including this time of global uncertainty. 

April 8, 2020

Due to disruptions caused by COVID-19, Wiley has decided to suspend all printing and distribution of journal issues until further notice. All ACVS Diplomates have access to Veterinary Surgery via Wiley Online Library.

March 27, 2020

The American Board of Veterinary Specialties solicits public comments.

March 25, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

March 19, 2020

A message from the chair of the Board of Regents.

March 18, 2020

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

March 10, 2020

The Board of Regents appointed Sue Holcombe as the new ombuds at its February meeting. The ombuds directs Diplomates and residents to resources to address their questions or concerns when they need guidance beyond the usual routes for resolution. 

March 10, 2020

The Board of Regents appointed Spencer Johnston as the incoming Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee (VSOC) representative. Dr. Johnston will assume the role, currently held by Amy Kapatkin, in August 2020. 

January 29, 2020

ACVS Charter Diplomate Robert L. Leighton, VMD, DACVS, passed away on January 22, 2020.

January 17, 2020

New Emeritus Diplomates welcome, list of all Emeritus Diplomates and 2020 Legacy Program events.

January 10, 2020

In 2021, ACVS will offer both the Phase I and Phase II examinations at Pearson VUE test centers.
Phase I will be held April 12 and Phase II will be held February 22.

December 9, 2019

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is pleased to share that ACVS Diplomates Drs. Sara Colopy and Samantha Morello, and Drs.

December 9, 2019

The ACVS Board of Regents has recognized three new training programs as Registered Residency Training Programs, effective July 1, 2020. Click here for a complete list of currently registered training programs.

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. 

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.