WHAT IS THE ACVO®?
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® is an organization, not an actual physical location, that has established certifying criteria for ophthalmologists. The College has a separate board (American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology) which certifies veterinarians in ophthalmology. The College also providing traditional 'association' services and continuing education to its Member/ Diplomates, general practice veterinarians, company partners and the public. The ACVO is not an institution of higher education and is not authorized to award degrees or college credit.

PURPOSE & OBJECTIVES
The purpose of the ACVO is to advance ophthalmology in all phases of veterinary medicine. 

Objectives:

  • provide an organizational structure to facilitate efficient exchange of ideas of interest to specialists in veterinary and comparative ophthalmology, 
  • encourage education, training, and research in veterinary ophthalmology,
  • establish standards of training and experience in this field and to recognize individuals who have fulfilled such standards.


CURRENT MEMBERSHIP (January 2014)

Active Diplomates - 389
Inactive Diplomates - 8
Emeritus Diplomates - 21
Retired Diplomates - 2
Honorary Diplomates - 5


DISTRIBUTION OF MEMBERS (2014)

Practicing in:
Academia - 70  
Government - 2
Industry - 4
Other - 46
Practice - 290


FEMALE TO MALE RATIO (2014)
 
222:196  
   

 

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