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About American College of Veterinary Radiology
The American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) was founded in 1961 to determine competence of voluntary candidates in veterinary radiology and to encourage the development of teaching personnel and training facilities in veterinary radiology. Veterinary radiology encompasses both the specialties of diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology. The ACVR is an AVMA Recognized Veterinary Specialty Organization incorporated under the laws of the state of Illinois as a non-profit organization of veterinary specialists in Radiology and Radiation Oncology. The ACVR is not an institution of higher education and is not authorized to award degrees or college credit.
The objective of the ACVR is "the advancement of the art and science of radiology" by:
Protecting the public against incompetence in the practice of radiology by conducting investigations and examinations to determine the competence of voluntary candidates for certificates issued by the College.
Conferring certification upon candidates who have successfully demonstrated their proficiency in the field of veterinary radiology.
Encouraging the development of teaching personnel and training facilities in veterinary radiology.
Providing guidelines and approving residencies, training programs and fellowships in the field of veterinary radiology under consideration by the Council on Education of the AVMA.
Advising veterinarians who desire certification in the field of veterinary radiology as to the course of study and training to be pursued.
As of September 23, 2012, the ACVR membership includes 484 active Diplomates. There are 401 Diplomates in Radiology, 66 Diplomates in Radiation Oncology, 17 Diplomates holding dual certification, and 210 Society Only members. The College has 5 Emeritus and 14 Retired members.
Any veterinarian actively participating in a residency training program leading to the radiology or radiation oncology certification examination is a Resident Member-in-Training. There are 106 Resident Members-in-Training; 95 Residents in Radiology and 11 in Radiation Oncology. There is an additional membership category of Post-Trainee. There are 21 Post-Trainees; 14 in Radiolgy and 7 in Radiation Oncology. Post-Trainees are individuals who have completed an ACVR residency program, but have not yet become ACVR Diplomates.
The ACVR also sponsors four specialty societies: Veterinary Ultrasound Society, Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine, CT/MRI Society, and the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society. The Veterinary Ultrasound Society (VUS) has 449 members, the Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine (SVNM) has 110 Members, the CT/MRI Society has 332 Members, and the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society (LADIS) has 145 members.