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Registered Residency Training Programs

Starting July 1, 2015, surgical residency training programs must be registered by ACVS before they can begin training new residents.  The programs listed below have been recognized by the ACVS Board of Regents as Registered Residency Training Programs for the period indicated. 

New and renewing programs will be published in December each year.

Questions about residency training program registration can be directed to Sarah Donnelly, Residency Program Administrator, at sdonnelly@acvs.org or 301-916-0200 x120.

Registered Residency Training Programs in Large Animal Surgery

Registered Residency Training Programs in Small Animal Surgery

Suspended Residency Training Programs


Registered Residency Training Programs in Large Animal Surgery

Program Director name is included in each program listing below. Primary Residency Site is located in the United States unless otherwise indicated.

Atlantic Veterinary College - UPEI
Registered  7/1/17 – 6/30/18

Large Animal-Equine
Charlottetown, PEI, Canada
Dr. Aimie Doyle

Auburn University/Hagyard Medical Institute (Collaboration)
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Auburn, AL
Dr. Fred J. Caldwell

Austrian University of Veterinary Medicine/University of Wisconsin (Collaboration)
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Vienna, Austria
Dr. Florien Jenner

Charles Sturt University
Registered  7/1/17 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
Dr. Brian Hilbert

Colorado State University, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Laurie Goodrich

Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General
Ithaca, NY
Dr. Richard P. Hackett

Iowa State University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
Ames, IA
Dr. Jennifer Schleining

Kansas State University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Manhattan, KS
Dr. Warren Beard

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Charles McCauley

Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Virginia Tech
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Leesburg, VA
Dr. Jennifer G. Barrett

Massey University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/17 

Large Animal–Equine
Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand
Dr. Christopher Riley

Michigan State University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General
East Lansing, MI
Dr. Marc Kinsley 

Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
Mississippi State, MS
Dr. Alison Eddy

Murdoch University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Murdoch, WAU, Australia
Dr. David Murphy

North Carolina State University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
Raleigh, NC
Dr. Liara M. Gonzalez

Oklahoma State University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Stillwater, OK
Dr. Mike J. Schoonover

Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General
Guelph, ON, Canada
Dr. Nicola Cribb

Oregon State University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General
Corvallis, OR
Dr. Stacy A. Semevolos

Palm Beach Equine Clinic
Registered  7/1/17 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Wellington, FL
Dr. John Davis

Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Ocala, FL
Dr. Donnie E. Slone, Jr.

Purdue University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
West Lafayette, IN
Dr. Jan F. Hawkins

Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Lexington, KY
Dr. Alan J. Ruggles

Texas A&M University Large Animal Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
College Station, TX
Dr. Joanne Hardy

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
Columbus, OH
Dr. Alicia Bertone

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
North Grafton, MA
Dr. Jose M. Garcia-Lopez

University of California-Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Davis, CA
Dr. Julie E. Dechant

University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Gainesville, FL
Dr. Adam Biedrzycki

University of Georgia
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Athens, GA
Dr. Kira Epstein

University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Urbana, IL
Dr. Santiago D. Gutierrez-Nibeyro

University of Minnesota
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General
Saint Paul, MN
Dr. Troy Trumble

University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Columbia, MO
Dr. David A. Wilson

University of Montreal
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
St-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada
Dr. André Desrochers

University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
Kennett Sq, PA
Dr. Michael W. Ross

University of Sydney Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Camden, NSW, Australia
Dr. Andrew Dart

University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General
Knoxville, TN
Dr. Jim Blackford

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal-General
Madison, WI
Dr. Sabrina H. Brounts

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General
Blacksburg, VA
Dr. Linda A. Dahlgren

Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–Equine
Pullman, WA
Dr. Claude Ragle

Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Large Animal–General and Large Animal–Equine
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Dr. James Carmalt


Registered Residency Training Programs in Small Animal Surgery

Program Director name is included in each program listing below. Primary Residency Site is located in the United States unless otherwise indicated.

Affiliated Veterinary Specialists P.A.
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Maitland, FL
Dr. Jeffrey Peck

Angell Animal Medical Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Boston, MA
Dr. Sue Casale

Animal Medical Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

New York, NY
Dr. Daniel Spector

Animal Specialty & Emergency Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Raviv Balfour

Animal Specialty Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Yonkers, NY
Dr. Kendra Hearon

Animal Specialty Group
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Michael Huber

Auburn University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Auburn, AL
Dr. D. Michael Tillson

BluePearl Veterinary Partners—Michigan
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Southfield, MI
Dr. Kyle Kerstetter

BluePearl Veterinary Partners—Florida
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Tampa, FL
Dr. Helga Bleyaert

Centre Vétérinaire Rive-Sud
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Brossard, QC, Canada
Dr. Jacques Dupuis

Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Annapolis, MD
Dr. Krista Evans

Colorado State University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Fort Collins, CO
Dr. Eric Monnet

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Ithaca, NY
Dr. James A. Flanders

Garden State Veterinary Specialists
Registered 7/1/16 – 6/30/18

Tinton Falls, NJ
Dr. Thomas D. Scavelli

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Registered  7/1/17 – 6/30/18

Houston, TX
Dr. Caleb Hudson

Hope Veterinary Specialists
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Malvern, PA
Dr. Stephen Mehler

Iowa State University of Science and Technology, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Ames, IA
Dr. Karl H. Kraus

Kansas State University, Veterinary Health Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Manhattan, KS
Dr. James K. Roush

Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Las Vegas, NV
Dr. Suzanne L. Hunter

LeadER Animal Specialty Hospital
Registered  7/1/17 – 6/30/18

Cooper City, FL
Dr. Jason Horgan

Long Island Veterinary Specialists
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Plainview, NY
Dr. Dominic J. Marino

Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Karanvir Aulakh

MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers (Louisiana)
(Probation Status-effective 5/12/2017)

New Orleans, LA
Dr. David Kergosien

MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers (Worthington)
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Worthington, OH
Dr. Matthew Barnhart

Memphis Veterinary Specialists
Registered 7/1/16 – 6/30/18

Cordova, TN
Dr. Mac Maxwell

Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and Emergency Services
Registered 7/1/16 – 6/30/17 

Valley Forge, PA
Dr. Timothy Schwab

Michigan State University
(Probation Status-effective 5/6/2017)

East Lansing, MI
Dr. Sun Young Kim

Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Mississippi State, MS
Dr. Jason Syrcle

New England Animal Medical Center
Registered  7/1/17 – 6/30/18

West Bridgewater, MA
Dr. Julie Bennett

North Carolina State University/Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas (Collaboration)
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Raleigh, NC
Dr. Kyle G. Mathews

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

East Greenwich, RI
Dr. George Coronado

Ohio Veterinary Surgery and Neurology/Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Akron, OH
Dr. Sheldon Padgett

Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences
(Probation Status-effective 8/10/2015)

Stillwater, OK
Dr. Danielle R. Dugat

Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Guelph, ON, Canada
Dr. Brigitte A. Brisson

Oregon State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Corvallis, OR
Dr. Jennifer Warnock

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center
Registered  7/1/17 – 6/30/18

La Mesa, CA
Dr. Michael Serdy

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. John Payne

Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

West Lafayette, IN
Dr. Mark Rochat

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Tinton Falls, NJ
Dr. Garrett Davis

SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care (Collaboration)
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/17 

Campbell, CA
Dr. Julie D. Smith

Seattle Veterinary Specialists
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Kirkland, WA
Dr. Kent Vince

Southwest Veterinary Surgical Service
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Gilbert, AZ
Dr. Bradford C. Dixon

Summit Veterinary Referral Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Tacoma, WA
Dr. E. B. Okrasinsk

Texas A&M University
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

College Station, TX
Dr. Laura E. Peycke

The Ohio State University/Veterinary Medical Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Columbus, OH
Dr. Kathleen Ham

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

North Grafton, MA
Dr. Ray Kudej

University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Davis, CA
Dr. William Culp

University of Florida
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Gainesville, FL
Dr. Daniel D. Lewis

University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Athens, GA
Dr. Chad W. Schmiedt

University of Illinois
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Urbana, IL
Dr. Heidi Phillips

University of Minnesota
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Saint Paul, MN
Dr. G. Elizabeth Pluhar

University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Columbia, MO
Dr. Bryan T. Torres

University of Montreal, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

St-Hyacinthe, QC, Canada
Dr. Gregory D. Herndon

University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Philadelphia, PA
Dr. David Holt

University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Knoxville, TN
Dr. Karen Tobias

University of Wisconsin-School of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Madison, WI
Dr. Susan Schaefer

VCA Animal Specialty Center of South Carolina
Registered 7/1/16 – 6/30/18

Columbia, SC
Dr. Kevin A.R. Kunkel

VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18 

Fountain Valley, CA
Dr. Peter L. Vogel

VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Nicole J. Buote

Veterinary Specialists of Rochester
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Rochester, NY
Dr. Lindsay L. St. Germaine

Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Levittown, PA
Dr. Robert J. Orsher

Veterinary Specialty Center
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Buffalo Grove, IL
Dr. Toni Kwan

Veterinary Surgical Centers
Registered 7/1/16 – 6/30/18

Vienna, VA
Dr. Anke Langenbach

Virginia Veterinary Surgical Associates
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Richmond, VA
Dr. Roy F. Barnes

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Blacksburg, VA
Dr. Robert S. Gilley

Washington State University/WestVet (Collaboration)
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Pullman, WA
Dr. Boel Fransson

Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Registered 7/1/15 – 6/30/18

Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Dr. Cindy L. Shmon


Suspended Residency Training Programs

While a program is under suspension any current residents will be considered inactive. The time spent by residents in a program under suspension will not be recognized towards ACVS certification.  No new residents may begin training at a program that is suspended. A suspended program may apply for reinstatement of registration once the deficiencies causing suspension have been corrected. Submission deadlines for reinstatement applications are published on the Residency Training Program Registration page

Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic
(Suspended 4/29/16)

Large Animal–Equine
Salinas, CA
Dr. Tim Eastman

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