Continuing Education Needs Assessment

The 2022–2027 ACVS strategic plan has four strategic objectives. One is to focus on excellence in continuing education (CE). In May 2023, ACVS conducted a CE needs assessment survey to determine how to improve the quality of and access to ongoing training for Diplomates and residents. Drawing on survey responses, ACVS is taking deliberate steps […]

2023 ACVS Diplomates’ Annual Business Meeting

The 2023 ACVS Diplomates’ Annual Business Meeting will be held October 12, 11:45 am–12:45 pm, at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville. Diplomates will receive an email by September 28 with additional information and instructions on accessing the business meeting reports. Posted September 12, 2023

Survey findings suggest Diplomates support DEI efforts

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee fielded a Diplomate survey in August 2021 to measure the demographic makeup of the College. Findings were recently published online in JAVMA and suggest that many respondents consider DEI to be an important initiative to promote in the College. Posted September 6, 2023

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) deadline reminder

Diplomates who achieved ACVS certification in 2018 must submit their MOC record in CERT to ACVS by November 1, 2023, 11:59 pm (ET). Diplomates must document a total of 100 activity points. A minimum of 70 activity points must be in the Diplomate’s respective specialty of certification (e.g., small animal surgery or large animal surgery). […]

New Resident Registration in 2023

Submission of new resident registration information, registration of resident advisors, and payment of matriculation fees are completed in CERT. Program directors were emailed details about the process on August 2, 2023. The process is described below. Residents must use the registration link that was provided to program directors. ACVS is extending the timeline to complete […]

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 […]

Remembering Warren L. Beard, DVM, MS, DACVS

ACVS is saddened by the loss of Dr. Warren L. Beard, who passed on July 24, 2023. Dr. Beard was an Emeritus Diplomate and Honored Mentor. Read more on Dr. Beard’s life and accomplishments. Posted July 31, 2023

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 […]

Volunteer opportunity: CEC large animal assistant director. Apply by July 6, 2023.

The ACVS Board of Regents invites applications from Diplomates interested in serving as the assistant director for the large animal program on the Continuing Education (CE) Committee. This position receives an annual stipend and other volunteer benefits. The assistant director oversees the large animal and scientific program subcommittees. Large animal subcommittee responsibilities are to choose […]