Germantown, Md. -- The American College of Veterinary Surgeons added 65 new diplomates who passed the latest board-certification exam, the ACVS announced.
-- The American College of Veterinary Surgeons added 65 new diplomates who passed the latest board-certification exam, the ACVS announced.
The examination, given in February in San Diego, consists of written, case-based and practical portions and can only be taken after a veterinarian completes four years of training beyond veterinary school.
The additional training includes a one-year rotating internship and a supervised three-year surgical residency, during which the veterinarian works with board-certified specialists. The resident must also demonstrate a commitment to contributing to the scientific literature and maintaining a moral and ethical standing in the profession.
There are 1,403 ACVS board-certified veterinary surgeons, about 65 percent of whom are small-animal surgeons and 35 percent large-animal surgeons. Board certification has been attained by about 1.6 percent of the 86,000 veterinarians in the United States.
"Successfully completing the ACVS certifying examination is a personal and professional accomplishment by these former residents," says Larry R. Bramlage, chair of the ACVS Board of Regents. "We as an organization, and I personally, wish to congratulate these new diplomates on the culmination of their training, the mastery of the certifying examination. I wish them all a rewarding and fruitful career as a specialist in veterinary surgery."
The 65 new ACVS diplomates are:
Nicole S. Amato, DVM, Roslindale, Mass.; Jonathan D. Anderson, BVM&S, Davis, Calif.; Jonathan R. Anderson, DVM, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Gregory A. Arnold, DVM, Plano, Texas; Nicholas J. Bacon, VetMB, MRCVS, Gainesville, Fla.
Jason Balara, DVM, Charlotte, N.C.; William J. Banz, DVM, San Leandro, Calif.; Britany Benson-Timberlake, DVM, Delavan, Wis.; Mary Sarah Bergh, DVM, Madison, Wis.; John M. Bevan, DVM, Austin, Texas.
Catherine Briere, DVM, Duxbury, Mass.; Charles W. Bruce, DVM, Manotick, Ont., Canada; Evita Busschers, DVM, MVR, Kennett Square, Pa.; Susan A. Casale, DVM, Sherborn, Mass.; A. Berkley Chesen, DVM, Bryan, Texas.
Sara A. Colopy, DVM, Madison, Wis.; Jennifer L. Covey, DVM, Northville, Mich.; William T. Culp, VMD, Fort Collins, Colo.; David I. Dismukes, DVM, Columbia, Mo.; Christina M. Ellis, DVM, Dunnellon, Fla.
Dean Filipowicz, DVM, Oakland, Calif.; James T. Giles, DVM, Bann, Germany; Marc J. Greenberg, DVM, New York, N.Y.; Santiago D. Gutierrez Nibeyro, MV, Champaign, Ill.; Kathleen M. Ham, DVM, Royal Oak, Mich.
Laurel Niki Hays, DVM, Santa Monica, Calif.; Cortney Erik Henderson, DVM, Okemah, Okla.; Robert B. Hillman, DVM, Portsmouth, N.H.; Carl T. Jehn, DVM, MS, Coral Springs, Fla.; Thomas Jenei, DVM, Grafton, Mass.
Matthew D. Johnson, DVM, Annapolis, Md.; JoLynn Joyce, DVM, Driftwood, Texas; Alastair Thompsom Kay, BVSc, MRCVS, Athens, Ga.; Kristin Ann Kirkby, DVM, Gainesville, Fla.; Pilar M. Lafuente, DVM, PhD, Zaragoza, Spain.
Steve Leshem, DVM, West Hartford, Conn.; Jayce A. Lineberger, DVM, Mission, Kan.; Stephanie Lister, DVM, Richmond, Va.; Amy A. Little, DVM, Lynnwood, Wash.; Omar Maher, DV, Dover, N.H.
Sarah A. Matyjaszek, DVM, Gainesville, Fla.; Wilburn M. Maxwell, DVM, Starkville, Miss.; Milan Milovancev, DVM, Madison, Wis.; Oliver D.E. Morgan, VMD, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Laurinda J. Oliver, BVSc, Lafayette, Ind.
Jacquelyn S. Parker, DVM, Wauseon, Ohio; Erin R. Paster, DVM, Wilton, Calif.; Shannon K. Reed, DVM, Columbia, Mo.; Ryan D. Rothenbuhler, DVM, MS, Indianapolis, Ind.; Luis M. Rubio-Martinez, DVM, Guelph, Ont., Canada.
Kelli N. Russell, VMD, Portland, Ore.; Sarah N. Sampson, DVM, Pullman, Wash.; William E. Scherrer, DVM, Fremont, Calif.; Rebecca M. Stanclift, DVM, Clifton Park, N.Y.; Matthew W. Stepnik, DVM, Davis, Calif.
Jason A. Syrcle, DVM, New York, N.Y.; Sunil C. Vasanjee, BVsc, Baton Rouge, La.; Tyson W. Wallis, DVM, Louisville, Tenn.; Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, Starkville, Miss.; Justin Scott Harper, DVM, Boerne, Texas.
Martin Waselau, Dr. med. vet., Zurich, Switzerland; Marta Wereszka, BSc, BVMS, Camden, Sydney, Australia; Thomas Witte, BVetMed, Wiltshire, United Kingdom; Joshua R. Zacharias, DVM, Katy, Texas; Steven T. Zedler, VMD, Kennett Square, Pa.