Veterinary Surgery associate editors

ACVS congratulates and welcomes Drs. Adam Biedrzycki, Nicole Buote, and Raphael Labens to the team of Veterinary Surgery associate editors. Their terms begin November 1, 2023. Drs. Ben Ahern, Stanley Kim, and Janet McClaran are completing their term as associate editors this year. Sincere thanks to these dedicated Diplomates for six years of continued service. Posted September 26, […]

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 […]

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

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

Upcoming residency and examination deadlines

Phase II examination registration: July 31 Credentials application: August 1 Resident training log: August 1 Phase I examination registration: October 31   Resident Hub

Now open: 2024 Phase II examination registration and 2023 credentials application

All eligible individuals can submit credentials applications and register for the Phase II examination. Refer to the links below for additional information and note that there are separate deadlines and fees for the credentials application and for examination registration. Credentials Application Credentials applications can now be submitted through CERT.  Detailed instructions about application requirements is […]

New Addition to the Approved Journals List

The ACVS Board of Regents has approved the addition of Preventative Veterinary Medicine to the Approved Journals List. See the Approved Journals List page for a complete list of journals that are acceptable for credentialing requirements.