Through generous donations by ACVS surgeons, corporations and animal owners, the Foundation promotes learning opportunities at the annual ACVS Surgery Summit. These sessions allow ACVS surgeons, surgeons in training and general practitioner veterinarians to keep their knowledge current about topics such as limb sparing (alternatives to amputation of a leg) and gastrointestinal surgery. Additionally, the Foundation partners with Wiley-Blackwell to publish the Advances in Veterinary Surgery book series, which provides state-of-the-art information for veterinarians to use in their practices.
The Foundation provides funds for ACVS surgeons and surgeons in training to investigate a wide variety of topics that lead to better surgical care for the animals that are important to you. Grants awarded have examined and reported on subjects including anesthesia, arthritis, joint issues in horses, fractures in cats and lameness in dogs.