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New ACVS Founding Fellow and Fellow

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 patients in their […]

ACVS Resident Education Travel Grant pilot program now accepting applications

ACVS is pleased to announce the ACVS Resident Education Travel Grant pilot program to attend the 2024 ACVS Surgery Summit in Phoenix, AZ. This grant initiative, offered in partnership with the Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition, supports ACVS’s strategic goal of improving residents’ access to continuing education opportunities. In this pilot year, the grant application is […]

Volunteer to serve as the laboratories assistant director on the Continuing Education Committee

The ACVS Board of Regents invites applications from Diplomates interested in serving as the laboratories assistant director on the Continuing Education Committee (CEC). This position receives an annual stipend and other volunteer benefits. The laboratories assistant director works in conjunction with the continuing education (CE) senior leadership team, consisting of the CE director, staff learning […]

Veterinary Surgery: call for papers

A virtual issue of Veterinary Surgery devoted to Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Spine Injury, Degeneration, and Disease is planned for June 2025. Areas of interest include the following: advances in surgical management and treatment of the spine biomechanics clinical diagnostics diagnostic imaging genetics kinematics morbidity/mortality pathophysiology prevention of spinal disease injury rehabilitation surgical anatomy […]

Update on formation of ABVP orthopedic surgery fellowship

In January 2024, ACVS notified Diplomates that ACVS reached out to the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) with concerns about the planned formation by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) of an orthopedic surgery fellowship. ABVS met in early March and following the recommendation of the Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee, ABVS is considering […]

ACVS announces newly certified Diplomates

ACVS congratulates the newly certified Diplomates on passing the Phase II Surgical Competency Examination in February 2024. 18 certified in large animal surgery 72 certified in small animal surgery The total number of ACVS Diplomates is now 2,519, with approximately 68 percent small animal surgeons and 32 percent large animal surgeons. Lori Agulian, DVM Diplomate, […]

Recognizing Veterinary Surgery‘s top reviewers

ACVS is pleased to recognize Veterinary Surgery’s top reviewers for their outstanding service and vital contribution to the journal. This honor acknowledges the volume and timeliness of the reviews performed in 2023 by the journal’s Editorial Review Board and ad hoc reviewers.

Changes Coming to ACVS Residency Program Registration Requirements

ACVS is revising the ACVS residency training program definitions in the 2025–2026 ACVS Residency Training Standards and Requirements to include an option for single business multisite residency training programs. Providing an option for this business model will result in additional surgical training opportunities while maintaining ACVS training program standards and enhancing the quality of resident […]

ACVS welcomes membership director

ACVS is pleased to announce that Adam Seery has joined the ACVS staff as membership director. Adam has an extensive background in association management, including 20-plus years’ experience building loyalty among members, partners, and stakeholders. A data-driven strategist, Adam has successfully developed, evaluated, and refined membership programs. He is exploring opportunities to promote the value […]

Select scrubs closeout sale underway

Embroidered with the ACVS Veterinary Surgeon logo, PerforMAX scrub tops in Caribbean blue and jade and AngelStat scrub tops in emerald green, sapphire blue, and raspberry are available in a limited supply for $15. Scrub pants are available for $10. Scrub orders can be placed online or using the surgical scrubs order form. Email acvs@acvs.org […]