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January 15, 2019

Submit recommendations for the College's premier awards: the ACVS Founders' Award for Career Achievement, the ACVS Merit Award, and the Al & Carolyn Schiller Distinguished Service Award.  Eligibility criteria and the nominating process are detailed on the Call for Nomination forms.

January 15, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph C. Glennon on becoming an Honored Mentor! Take this opportunity to honor your mentor.

January 15, 2019

AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner, is offering a preceptorship program for current surgical residents interested in veterinary trauma and veterinary orthopedics. Both small animal and large animal opportunities available. Eligibility requirements apply.

January 15, 2019

ACVS has added numerous continuing education activities and a new presentation activity to the Maintenance of Certification Approved Activities List for use by all Diplomates undergoing maintenance of certification.

January 15, 2019

It’s that time again - ACVS is hosting it’s third annual video competition to increase public knowledge about board-certified veterinary surgeons. Submit your video to win one of three great prizes. For more information, visit: https://www.acvs.org/video-competition

January 17, 2019

Recommendations for the 2019 Legends Award, presented at the ACVS Surgery Summit, are due to Foundation Trustees, R. Randy Basinger or R. Reid Hanson by April 1, 2019.

January 8, 2019

Volunteer opportunities for the Continuing Education Committee are available now. Submit your requests before January 18, 2019.

January 4, 2019

Updates have been made to the requirements for current small animal residents.  A correction has been made to the requirements listed in the Resident Training Log system for current equine residents.

November 21, 2018

The ACVS Foundation offers $90,000 in research grant funding annually and sponsors some of the latest CE at the ACVS Surgery Summit. Please consider supporting these efforts by donating to the Foundation with your ACVS dues.

November 21, 2018

As an ACVS Educational Partner, AOVET North America provides educational programs and continuing education opportunities to Diplomates and residents. Registration is open for April 2019 courses (small animal and large animal).

November 21, 2018

AOVET North America, an ACVS Educational Partner, is offering a webinar for veterinary surgeons and residents on Olecranon Fractures in Horses, 8:00-9:00pm, November 28, 2018. Pre-registration is required. There is no fee.

November 21, 2018

Congratulations to Drs. David E. Anderson and Gary W. Ellison on becoming Honored Mentors! Take this opportunity to honor your mentor.

November 21, 2018

Awards announced at the ACVS Surgery Summit for the ACVS Founders' Award for Career Achievement, the ACVS Foundation Legends Award, Outstanding Surgical Residents' Awards, One AO Award sponsored by AOVET North America, and the ACVS/ECVS Resident Speaker Exchange Awards.https://www.acvs.org/one-ao-awards

November 19, 2018

President-Elect is Laurie Goodrich, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, Colorado State University; large animal Regent is Jan Hawkins, DVM, DACVS, Purdue University; and small animal Regent is Mary Ann Nieves, DVM, MS, DACVS, BluePearl Specialty & Emergency Hospital, Waltham, MA.

October 18, 2018

The Information Pamphlets, including reading lists, for the 2019 Phase I Surgical Knowledge Examination and 2019 Phase II Surgical Competency Examination are available.

October 8, 2018

Welcome new committee members and leaders.

September 27, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate R. Tass Dueland, DVM, MS, DACVS passed away  on September 20, 2018.

September 14, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate Charles W Smith passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2018.

August 24, 2018

ACVS Emeritus Diplomate Larry “Skip” Charles Booth passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018, as the result of a boating accident. 

August 3, 2018

Owen Skinner, BVSc, DACVS-SA, has been accepted as an ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology.  Six additional Diplomates have achieved ACVS Fellow in Surgical Oncology status.

June 26, 2018

Peter F. Haynes, DVM, MS, DACVS passed away in his home on Wednesday June 20, 2018.

June 11, 2018

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Committee on Trauma (ACVECC-VetCOT) is requesting comment on the revised "Resources for optimal care of the injured veterinary patient," a document used to identify and verify Veterinary Trauma Centers. The deadline is June 27, 2018.

June 11, 2018

The Standards have been updated to include polices for supervision of ACVS residents by Diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons.

April 12, 2018

The recently adopted strategic plan consists of five goals: excellence in residency training, Diplomate recognition, ongoing professional development, support research, and continuing education. 

April 12, 2018

The Board of Regents has decided to disengage from VetSpecialists.com, a joint project with ACVIM which launched in 2015. 

March 29, 2018

ACVS is pleased to welcome 60 newly certified Diplomates and 1 Diplomate with a second certification. 

March 12, 2018

Dr. Leighton, an ACVS Charter Member and ACVS’s oldest living Diplomate, turned 101 years old on February 27, 2018.

March 12, 2018

We are saddened to report that Emeritus Diplomate and past President, William V. Lumb, passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018.

March 9, 2018

The Board of Regents is pleased to announce that Eric Parente has been selected as the Director of Certification. This position was created to oversee and coordinate all aspects of the College’s certification process.

March 7, 2018

Two additional Diplomates have been accepted as ACVS Fellows in Surgical Oncology.

March 7, 2018

Fifteen additional Diplomates have been accepted as ACVS Founding Fellows in Minimally Invasive Surgery within four disciplines.

February 14, 2018

Read a compilation of recent Veterinary Surgery articles highlighting the latest developments in MIS as part of ACVS’s collaboration with the Veterinary Endoscopy Society.

July 1, 2018

The ACVS Foundation congratulates the recipients of the 2018 Student Surgical Proficiency Awards. These students have demonstrated exceptional aptitude through initiative, diagnostic skill, dexterity, and perioperative care of animals undergoing surgery.