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February 8, 2021

Including: 2021 Phase I examination delivered remotely, 2020 Essential Procedures Survey results (Diplomates only), and Resident Training Log replacement progress.

December 23, 2020

The allowance for flexibility for elective cases during off-clinic (research, manuscript preparation, specialty training) weeks has been extended through February 1, 2021.

November 17, 2020

ACVS is saddened by the loss of two Emeritus Diplomates — Dr. Jim Creed, who passed on November 8, 2020, and Dr. Jerry Johnson, who passed away on November 9, 2020.

November 10, 2020

Congratulations to the new ACVS Fellows. ACVS Fellows have exemplary training and experience in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients in their respective fellowship discipline.

November 10, 2020

ACVS would like to acknowledge Malcolm G. Ness who joined the editorial team of Veterinary Surgery in 2020 as an associate editor, as well as Bernard M. Bouvy, DMV, MS, DECVS whose term has ended.

August 11, 2020

Congratulations to the ACVS Diplomates newly accepted as ACVS Fellows. These ACVS Diplomates have exemplary training and experience in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients in their respective fellowship discipline.

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.

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 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.