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Disengagement with VetSpecialists.com

April 12, 2018

The Board of Regents has decided to disengage from VetSpecialists.com, a joint project with ACVIM which launched in 2015. The Board applauds the original intention to provide a broader and more significant awareness of the important role of the veterinary specialist. However, the Board could no longer justify expenditures associated with this undertaking without definitive methods of objectively measuring the impact and value to our membership. The metrics did not support the substantial investment of time by the Public Outreach Committee and staff, nor the financial resources of the College. The goal to increase the public’s awareness of veterinary surgery as a specialty and the role of ACVS Diplomates in veterinary healthcare will continue to be a primary objective of the College as is reflected in the recently adopted ACVS strategic plan.