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ACVIM courses open to ACVS Diplomates and veterinary surgery residents

These two courses offered by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine are open to ACVS Diplomates and veterinary surgery residents. Follow the links to learn more. A Comprehensive Approach to Enteral Feeding: Why, When and How  Practical Transfusion Medicine

ACVS opposes nonveterinarians performing surgical procedures

Efforts are currently underway in various state legislatures that would allow individuals who do not hold a veterinary license to perform surgery on animals. The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) strongly opposes these efforts and believes they will result in increased risk to animal health and safety. All surgical procedures, even those considered routine, […]

ACVS responds to recent Florida state legislature bill

The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) is aware of a bill recently introduced in the Florida state legislature cited as the Veterinary Workforce Innovation Act. If enacted, this bill would authorize certain individuals who are not veterinarians to use the title veterinary professional associates (associates). Associates would be permitted to perform certain veterinary duties […]

Remembering Emeritus Diplomate Randy Boudrieau

ACVS is saddened by the loss of Emeritus Diplomate Randy Boudrieau, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, who passed on November 29, 2023. Dr. Boudrieau was an ACVS Oral Maxillofacial Founding Fellow, ACVS Foundation Honored Mentor, former member of the Veterinary Surgery Editorial Review Board, and frequent speaker, seminar chair, and laboratory faculty beginning in 1984 (as a […]

ACVS website wins gold, silver

ACVS is pleased to share that the redesigned website, launched in June, was recently recognized by the W3 Awards, a national competition sanctioned by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts. The website received a gold award in the pets and animals website category and a silver award in the association websites category. ACVS thanks […]

Residents’ Workshops begin in October

Current ACVS and ECVS surgery residents and those who have recently completed residency training are encouraged to learn from industry leaders in these species-specific, four-part virtual workshops. All sessions are live 7–9 pm (Eastern Time). Each workshop offers the live webinars and access to on-demand recordings for later viewing. Cost ACVS and ECVS residents can […]

ACVS develops collaborative relationship tool to support optimal health care outcomes

With rapid advancements in veterinary care continuing, the role of referrals for surgery and specialized medicine is on the rise. Primary care veterinarians (PCV) may often find themselves in a situation where the best care for their patients involves referral to an ACVS Diplomate for advanced care, including consultations and surgical procedures. When a PCV […]