President-elect and Regents nominations due March 6

All Diplomates are encouraged to submit nominations for the ACVS president-elect, large animal regent, and small animal regent terms beginning October 2024. This is your opportunity to shape the College’s future leadership. President-elect candidates must have a large animal emphasis. View the criteria and submit nominations.

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 […]

ACVS congratulates 62 Diplomates on their continued certification

In December 2023, ACVS completed its maintenance of certification record audit for Diplomates certified in 2018. The Board of Regents congratulates 61 Diplomates on their continued certification and one Diplomate on successful reinstatement of certification through December 31, 2028.

Strategic plan update

ACVS begins the year with a request to Diplomates and residents: Share your opinions. ACVS will field a number of surveys in 2024. Survey findings will provide a path forward for how the College continues to achieve its mission, accomplish the goals set by Diplomates in the current strategic plan, and deliver what Diplomates and […]

ACVS addresses planned formation of ABVP orthopedic surgery fellowship program

ACVS is aware of Diplomates’ concerns about the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP) plan to form an orthopedic surgery fellowship program. ACVS sent a letter to the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), which has oversight of Recognized Veterinary Specialty Organizations (RSVO), including ACVS and ABVP, asking it to adopt fellowship oversight policies that […]

New ACVS Founding Fellows and Fellow

ACVS is excited to announce two new ACVS Founding Fellows. 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 […]

Program directors’ meeting recording available

The 2023 program directors’ meeting was held online on November 15. The meeting included presentations from directors of several committees, the journal’s editor-in-chief, and the director of certification. The recording also captures the results of an attendee poll about study time for the Phase I examination and the timing of the Phase II examination. The […]

Fellowship Training Opportunities

The following ACVS-approved fellowship training centers are currently accepting applications for fellowship training. The fellowship training programs are designed for ACVS Diplomates and veterinarians who have completed a surgery residency in an ACVS registered residency training program. Interested applicants should contact the fellowship representative listed below. ACVS Surgical Oncology Fellowship Training Program at Colorado State […]

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 […]