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. For consideration, manuscripts must be submitted online by August 1, 2024. Areas of interest include the following: advances in surgical management and treatment of the spine biomechanics clinical diagnostics diagnostic imaging genetics […]

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, […]

ACVIM courses open to ACVS Diplomates and veterinary surgery residents

These two courses offered by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine are open to ACVS Diplomates and veterinary surgery residents. Follow the links to learn more. A Comprehensive Approach to Enteral Feeding: Why, When and How  Practical Transfusion Medicine

ACVS opposes nonveterinarians performing surgical procedures

Efforts are currently underway in various state legislatures that would allow individuals who do not hold a veterinary license to perform surgery on animals. The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) strongly opposes these efforts and believes they will result in increased risk to animal health and safety. All surgical procedures, even those considered routine, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]