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Eric J. Parente, DVM, DACVS, Named Director of Certification

March 9, 2018

Eric Parente is a Professor in Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center. Dr. Parente, a former member of the ACVS Board of Regents, chaired the Examination Committee and directly participated in restructuring the examination process and creating the most recent job analysis survey. He has trained residents for over 20 years and currently serves as the alternative ACVS representative to the Veterinary Specialty Organizations Committee.

The Director of Certification is responsible for implementing the strategic objectives for residency training set by the ACVS Board of Regents including developing and administering a robust oversight process to coordinate all aspects of the College’s certification process. Dr. Parente will oversee residency training program registration, resident training requirements review and completion, delivery of the examinations, the maintenance of certification process, and the dual certification program. He will work closely with ACVS committee directors and chairs to develop outcome assessment tools for certification processes evaluation and provide guidance to the Board of Regents regarding the effectiveness of the processes.