Dear Program Directors, Resident Advisors, and Residents,
ACVS is aware that the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to impact ACVS residency training programs. After carefully reviewing the results of the recent survey of Program Directors and keeping with the directives of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), the ACVS Board of Regents has approved adjustments relating to credentials deadlines and requirements in order to address the ongoing concerns due to the pandemic. Please read this email in its entirety.
The ABVS stated the existing minimum requirements for credentialing, as found in the Residency Training Standards and Requirements cannot be changed/waived as a result of the pandemic. However, deadline dates can be altered. Item #3 below addresses an exception to this policy.
The Board of Regents Approved the Following Accommodations
As a reminder, the allowance for diagnostic imaging rotations to be completed via telemedicine was previously extended through June 30, 2021.
We hope that these changes and recommendations will help many residents during this difficult time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Jeff Melia at email@example.com.
Eric J. Parente, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
ACVS Director of Certification
Sabrina Brounts, DVM, MS, PhD
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Large Animal
Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Surgeons
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, ACVS Resident Credentialing Committee