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The American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia was founded in 1975 to promote the advancement of veterinary anesthesiology and to assist the veterinary profession in providing exceptional service to all animals.

The ACVAA is currently composed of over 220 Board Certified Specialists in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia who practice veterinary anesthesia across the globe.

The goals of the ACVAA include establishing, evaluating and maintaining the highest standards in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology by promoting the establishment of educational facilities and clinical and research training in veterinary anesthesiology. Additionally, the ACVAA establishes the criteria of fitness for the designation of a specialist in the practice of veterinary anesthesiology.

The ACVAA is an AVMA-Recognized Veterinary Specialty Organization. To learn more about specialization in veterinary medicine, see the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association website.

ACVAA Position Statement on Certificate Programs

The American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Diplomate is the only recognized credential in North America acknowledging individual expertise and specialization in veterinary anesthesia and peri-operative analgesia. The ACVAA is organized under the authority of the American Board of Veterinary Specialists (ABVS) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). All ACVAA Diplomates have undergone multi-year dedicated residency training under the supervision of ACVAA Diplomates, to achieve a high level of knowledge, skill, and competency in providing anesthesia and analgesia care in multiple species. Diplomate status in Anesthesia and Analgesia is granted following a rigorous examination process.

The ACVAA promotes anesthesia and analgesia continuing education and training programs designed to advance the knowledge and competency of all veterinary care providers. Endorsement of Certificate granting programs can be accomplished by meeting or exceeding minimal ACVAA guidelines. These guidelines are designed to inform the profession and the public by requiring accurate Certificate program description of content, structure, knowledge and the skill level attained by the anesthesia and analgesia care provider. ACVAA approved Certificate granting programs are identified and listed on the ACVAA website.

The ACVAA Foundation 2011 Annual Meeting ACVAA News

Upcoming Events

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April
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2019

ACVECC VetCOT Veterinary Trauma & Critical Care Symposium April 12-14 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

We are excited to invite you to the fifth annual ACVECC VetCOT Veterinary Trauma & Critical Care Symposium April 12-14, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Conference (April 14-17, 2019).

This conference is a unique opportunity for those with an interest in trauma medicine and surgery to share ideas, experiences and expertise in a smaller forum conducive to discussion and collaboration. While the target audience is veterinary specialists (DACVECC, DACVS, DACVAA), we strongly encourage residents (ACVECC, ACVS, ACVAA), Emergency clinicians, ECC technicians, and allied specialists and residents (ACVO, ACVIM-neurology, ACVSMR, ACVR) to attend. Although the focus is small animal trauma, our large animal colleagues are encouraged to attend.


Tentative schedule:

Friday afternoon, April 12, 1:00-5:30 PM: VetCOT subcommittees meetings– all are welcome to attend!

Saturday April 13, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM: Conference officially begins. Trauma abstracts and Case reports, DACVECC panel case discussion, MD trauma surgeon presentation. Dinner for those interested at local restaurant (optional).

Sunday April 14, 8:30 – 5:30 PM: Performance Improvement Program vignettes, M&M Rounds, Year in Review, Resident survivor, overlapping sessions with Trauma-Critical Care conference, and more.

Follow the link then click on “Conference” for additional information, registration form, and Call for Abstract form

http://vetcot.org/

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