2024 ACVS Examination Dates

Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination 2023: April 3, Pearson VUE Test Centers (Americas and Europe) 2023: April 4, Pearson VUE Test Centers (Asia and Oceania) 2024: April 8, Pearson VUE Test Centers (Americas and Europe) 2024: April 9, Pearson VUE Test Centers (Asia and Oceania) Phase II Surgical Competency Examination 2023: February 13–14, Pearson VUE […]

Remembering Past ACVS President Bruce Hull

Bruce Hull, DVM, DACVS, of Westerville, OH, passed away on May 5, 2023, after a short struggle with Parkinson’s. He was 82. Dr. Hull served on the ACVS Board of Regents and as ACVS president in 1995. In 2017, he received the ACVS Foundation Legends Award for his dedication and contributions to veterinary surgery. Dr. […]

ACVS leadership participates in effort to address small animal specialist shortage

ACVS President Ron McLaughlin, Director of Certification Eric Parente, and CEO Ann Loew recently joined a discussion with other veterinary specialty colleges, associations, practice groups, practitioners, and industry representatives on how to address the critical shortage of small animal veterinary specialists. The group defined a number of priorities and activities for collective action over time […]

New Diplomates Certified in 2023

ACVS congratulates the newly certified Diplomates on passing the Phase II Surgical Competency Examination in February 2023. 27 certified in large animal surgery 43 certified in small animal surgery The total number of ACVS Diplomates is now 2,438 with approximately 67 percent small animal surgeons and 33 percent large animal surgeons. Brittany E. Abrams, DVM Diplomate, American […]

New ACVS Fellows, Surgical Oncology

Congratulations to three new ACVS Fellows, Surgical Oncology. ACVS Fellows have exemplary training and experience in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients in their respective fellowship discipline. Jo Anne Au Yong, BVSc, MS Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons (Small Animal) ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology Tristram Carl Bennett, BVSc Diplomate, American College of Veterinary […]

CERT–Certification Record Tracker: Update and Appreciation

ACVS successfully launched two components of the new certification management system, CERT. The resident training log went live December 2022 and maintenance of certification was launched in early March. Additional functionality will be added throughout 2023 including examination registration, credentials application, program registration application, and managing new residents. Integration of all components into one system […]

Remembering Alan J. Nixon, BVSc, MS, DACVS

ACVS is saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Alan J. Nixon, who passed on March 1, 2023. Dr. Nixon was an Emeritus Diplomate and Honored Mentor. Read more on Dr. Nixon’s life, accomplishments, and additional achievements.

Strategically Speaking

ACVS is poised to make exceptional progress in 2023 as it expands the capabilities of CERT, ACVS’s new system for tracking certification requirements. The first stage of CERT, the resident training log, was launched in December. Within the next several weeks, ACVS will transition maintenance of certification records into the new system. This momentum provides […]

Veterinary Surgery seeks associate editors

Veterinary Surgery is seeking to fill several associate editor positions with an anticipated start date of November 1, 2023. Interested Diplomates are invited to apply by April 21, 2023, using one of the application forms below to indicate interest and relevant experience. A full description and the requirements for the position are listed on each […]