ACVS FELLOWSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM IN VETERINARY SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
American College Of Veterinary Surgeons
1 - 3 year
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
A Fellow or Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) who has obtained additional training and experience in the multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cancer patients, and who devotes a major portion of his or her professional effort toward these activities and to cancer research.
The objectives of the ACVS Fellowship Training Program in Veterinary Surgical Oncology are to build on the surgical knowledge and experience obtained during a surgical residency through an intense period of applied focus on the surgical management of cancer as it relates to comprehensive cancer care and to encourage a lifetime emphasis of excellence in the field of veterinary surgical oncology. A Fellowship Training Program in Veterinary Surgical Oncology should prepare its graduates to successfully interact with other oncology disciplines and provide a leadership role in the surgical, medical, and lay communities in matters of animal cancer surgery. It is expected that most graduates of Fellowship Training Programs in Surgical Oncology will devote a major portion of his or her professional effort to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of cancer patients and cancer research. Following such Fellowship training, an ACVS Founding Fellow or Fellow in Surgical Oncology should have a high level of expertise in the selection of patients for surgical therapy with thorough understanding and experience in other forms of cancer treatment, such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, palliative therapies, rehabilitative therapies, immunotherapy, and clinical trials. The Surgical Oncology Fellow must be proficient in knowing the benefits and risks associated with a multidisciplinary approach that includes surgical treatment.