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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

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ACVAA 2019 Certifying Examination

Friday, May 31, 2019

The ACVAA Certifying Exam will be held May 31 through June 2, 2019 in Chicago at the Springhill Suites Marriott, O'Hare Chicago; 8101 W. Higgins Rd, Chicago, ILL 60631; 1+ 844-428-4315

For those attending, there is a block of rooms held for the ACVAA at a special event rate. Follow the link https://bit.ly/2ztb556 in this posting for hotel details, and to make reservations. Please note: Those who wish to reserve a room for Sunday evening June 2, should call or email Eric 1+ (773) 653 2035 evelasquez@fhginc.com or Genie 1+ (773) 653 2030 gbautista@fhginc.com directly to let them know you are part of the group and need to stay Sunday night, so they can give you the event room rate for Sunday.

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