Additional information on ACVS Fellowship Programs

Resource Topics: Fellowship Programs

ACVS recognizes that many of its members have achieved, or may wish to achieve, a level of expertise in a specific field (e.g., Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Sports Medicine Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Farm Animal Surgery). This expertise allows ACVS Diplomates to interact with other surgeons, related non-surgical experts and the lay community in such a way as to provide a leadership role in matters pertaining to surgery in their focused field. In order to fulfill this membership need, ACVS established ACVS Fellowship Programs. Fellows of these programs have or would have specific expertise and knowledge in their specialized disciplines beyond what can be mastered within a 3-year ACVS Veterinary Surgery Residency Program. ACVS recognizes this expertise within its own ranks and wishes to formally acknowledge this achievement, as well as provide assistance in formalizing training programs to continue discipline-specific expertise under the ACVS umbrella.