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.
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.