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March 22, 2019

ACVS is pleased to welcome 69 newly certified Diplomates and 1 Diplomate with a second certification. 

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.

March 5, 2019

ACVS would like to acknowledge the Associate Editors who joined the editorial team in 2018: Marije Risselada, Guillaume Chanoit, and Ryan Cavanaugh, as well as those whose terms ended: Kyle Mathews and Chris Adin.

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.

January 15, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph C. Glennon on becoming an Honored Mentor! Take this opportunity to honor your 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

ACVS has added numerous continuing education activities and a new presentation activity to the Maintenance of Certification Approved Activities List for use by all Diplomates undergoing maintenance of certification.

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.

October 31, 2018

ACVS Diplomate Elaine M. Carpenter, DVM, MS, DACVS passed away  on August 20, 2018.

October 18, 2018

The Information Pamphlets, including reading lists, for the 2019 Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination and 2019 Phase II Surgical Competency Examination are available.

October 8, 2018

Welcome new committee members and leaders.

September 27, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate R. Tass Dueland, DVM, MS, DACVS passed away  on September 20, 2018.

September 14, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate Charles W Smith passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2018.

August 24, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate Larry “Skip” Charles Booth passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, as the result of a boating accident. 

August 3, 2018

Owen Skinner, BVSc, DACVS-SA, has been accepted as an ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology.  Six additional Diplomates have achieved ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology status.

June 26, 2018

Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, DACVS passed away in his home on Wednesday June 20, 2018.

June 11, 2018

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Committee on Trauma (ACVECC-VetCOT) is requesting comment on the revised "Resources for optimal care of the injured veterinary patient," a document used to identify and verify Veterinary Trauma Centers. The deadline is June 27, 2018.

June 11, 2018

The Standards have been updated to include polices for supervision of ACVS residents by Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

February 11, 2019

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

July 1, 2018

The ACVS Foundation congratulates the recipients of the 2018 Student Surgical Proficiency Awards. These students have demonstrated exceptional aptitude through initiative, diagnostic skill, dexterity, and perioperative care of animals undergoing surgery.