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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 […]

New ACVS Founding Fellow

June 30, 2023 ACVS is excited to announce a new ACVS Founding Fellow. ACVS Founding Fellows are remarkable leaders in their respective fields as evidenced by their exemplary training, robust experience, innovative research, and committed practice. They continue to devote a significant portion of their professional effort in seeking to prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate […]

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 […]