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Phase I Examination

2023 Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination

Examination Date

April 3, 2023 

Examination Registration

Registration opens: Late September 2022
Registration deadline: Late October 2022

Examination Materials

Complete materials, fees, and deadlines will be available by late September 2022. The 2023 reading lists are now available.

  • 2023 Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination Information Pamphlet (available late September 2022)
  • 2023 Phase I Reading List 
    • Large animal changes
      • Lumb and Jones Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia removed from the list.
    • Small animal changes
      • No changes

Examination Support


Common questions are answered in the Examination FAQ. Address other questions about the Phase I Examination to Steve Brodt at sbrodt@acvs.org or (301) 916-0200 x123.