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Residency & Certification

Oct 13 2015

Board of Regents approved a resident speaker exchange program with ECVS.

Jul 13 2015

The ACVS Foundation encourages ACVS residents to attend the 2015 ACVS Surgery Summit, October 22–24, 2015, in Nashville, TN. The ACVS Foundation developed the Residents Travel Award Grant Program to help some residents to attend the 2015 ACVS Surgery Summit. Based on the review of resident applications, five residents were awarded $500 to assist in offsetting their registration fees and the related attendance expenses. The awardees are:

Jun 10 2015

The information submitted for the August 1,2015, review deadline will be used to determine eligibility to take this exam.

Jun 10 2015

Seven additional training programs have been recognized by the Board of Regents as Registered Residency Training Programs.

May 8 2015

The Board of Regents has approved a change to better align residency training program registration deadlines with the VIRMP schedule for future years. Program Registration Applications will now be due in August. Programs will be notified of the outcome of their applications in December.

Veterinarians who wish to be board certified in veterinary surgery by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons must complete a three-year residency. Training programs are located in schools and colleges of veterinary medicine as well as private veterinary practices. Residency training programs must be registered by ACVS prior to training residents. The application deadline for program registration is August 21, 2015.

Completing an ACVS residency is just one stage of the rigorous process of pursuing board certification in veterinary surgery.  In order to achieve board certification, individuals must obtain each of the credentials below.

  1. Acceptance into an ACVS Registered Residency Training Program.
  2. Successful completion and approval of all Resident Training Requirements.
  3. Successful submission and acceptance of a scientific manuscript in an approved journal.
  4. Submission and acceptance of a Credentials Application.
  5. Successful passing of all components of the Certification Examination.
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