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ACVAA 2015 News

2015 Election and Bylaws Amendment Results

Added 11 Dec 2015

The results of the 2015 elections for president-elect, executive secretary and Region 1 and At-Large Directorships and the votes on proposed amendments to the Bylaws can be found on the Documents & Forms section of this website.

2015 Job Task Analysis Outcome

Added 31 Oct 2015

The 2015 Job Task Analysis (Test specifications) is complete thanks to lots of hard work by many ACVAA Diplomates and input from more than 50% of the membership. The result is a new set of Test Specifications for the Certifying Exam. These can be found on the Diplomates' Documents & Forms and the Candidates' Documents & Forms sections of this website. Thanks to all for your contribution to this effort.

ACVAA Foundation Travel Grant Recipients

Added 13 Oct 2015

Drs. Pen-Ting Liao, a resident at OVC, and Michael Lovasz, a resident at Ohio State, were the recipients of the 2015 ACVAA Foundation Resident Travel Grants.

Barbara M.Q. Weaver, BVetSts, PhD, DVA, DipECVAA, FRCA, FRCVS elected an ACVAA Honorary Diplomate

Added 29 Jul 2015

Honorary Diplomate status is conferred on an individual who has made substantial contributions to the development and progress of Veterinary Anesthesiology by majority vote of the College. She and the late Leslie Hall were the first two veterinarians to devote their professional lives to the establishment and continued growth of veterinary anesthesiology as an organized discipline in veterinary medicine. Dr. Weaver is an esteemed colleague whose long history of accomplishments as an innovative provider, educator, and researcher, in veterinary anesthesia more than justifies her election to Honorary Diplomate status. Dr. Barbara Weaver is a distinguished veterinary anesthesiologist and colleague. The magnitude and impact of her efforts in the early development and continued forward progress of the discipline of veterinary anesthesiology are substantial and beyond question.

Charles Short, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA (hon.) receives the 2015 ACVAA Career Achievement Award

Added 29 Jul 2015

The American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA) Career Achievement Award recognizes a Diplomate for accomplishments throughout a long career of outstanding performance in advancing the art and science of veterinary anesthesia and/or analgesia. Dr. Short was one of the founding members of the ACVAA in 1975 and has been an active member of the College since. He has 345 scientific publications, has presented 626 lectures in the United States and Internationally and been a dedicated student and teacher of veterinary anesthesia and the recognition and treatment of pain in veterinary patients.

AVMA TV Anesthesia and Your Pet Video

Added 03 Mar 2015

In the latest video produced by the AVMA, Dr. Jusmeen Sarkar explains the ins and outs of anesthesia and your pets. While the idea of your pet being under anesthesia can be stressful, rest assured that the care and well-being of your pet is the first thing on your veterinarian's mind. To watch the video go to: