Membership in ACVR's special interest societies is open to anyone with an interest in the goals of each society.

Veterinarians or non-veterinarians with an interest in Ultrasound, CT/MRI, Nuclear Medicine, or Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging can join one or more of the ACVR Societies. Please see ACVR Membership Categories for a definition of the types of ACVR membership. Each Society maintains an email listserver for discussion of topics related to its particular specialty. You must be a member of the Society to belong to its list. See Join an ACVR Society for more information and benefits of membership.


2015 ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting

  • The 2015 Annual Scientific Conference of the American College of Veterinary Radiology will be held on October 7-10, 2015 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center Hotel, Minneapolis, MN. See Minneapolis 2015.
    • ACVR Diplomates are required to register and attend at least one annual meeting every three years. Please check your account on the website for past meeting attendance. Participation by an ACVR Diplomate in an ACVR Annual Scientific Meeting as a Sponsor/Exhibitor or Sponsor/Exhibitor Representative does not satisfy the ACVR Constitutional requirement (Article V, Section 2b3) of registering for and attending an ACVR Annual Meeting at least once every 3 years. ACVR Diplomates must register for the meeting as a Diplomate to meet this attendance requirement.
    • Also, any Diplomate who registers, but does not pick up a badge at the registration desk is considered a no-show.
    • THERE WILL BE NO RADIATION ONCOLOGY PROGRAM AT THE 2015 ACVR MEETING. For those Diplomates who must attend the 2015 ACVR meeting to meet their one meeting every three years requirement, you can request a meeting waiver from the Executive Director, Dr. Tod Drost <>. However you must attend the ACVR-RO business meeting at ASTRO on October 17th. The waiver does not count for ACVR meeting attendance with respect to the ACVR's three-year meeting attendance rule. You still must attend the 2016 ACVR/VCS Scientific Meeting in Orlando next year to fulfill your one meeting every three years requirement.

2016 ACVR Examination Application Deadlines

  • The deadline for application/reapplication and fee payment for the September 2016 ACVR Preliminary and Certifying Examinations and the Radiation Oncology Examination is January 31, 2016. See the Examination page for application forms and more details.

Veterinary Imaging Textbooks

See Amazon Best Sellers - These resources cover the latest veterinary imaging techniques and interpretation principles to help you maintain your proficiency in diagnostic imaging. You can improve your skills in radiology, ultrasonography, CT, and MRI. For Nuclear Medicine, the Textbook of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine can provide an instructional aid to those learning the subject as well as to serve as a reference text for those performing routine nuclear medicine studies.



Current ACVR Membership

As of September 19, 2015, the ACVR membership includes 545 active Diplomates. There are 479 Diplomates in Radiology, 79 Diplomates in Radiation Oncology, 18 Diplomates holding dual certification, and 257 Society Only members. The College has 5 Emeritus, 23 Retired, and 1 Associate Member. There are 128 Resident Members-in-Training; 109 Residents in Radiology and 19 in Radiation Oncology. The ACVR also sponsors four specialty societies. The Veterinary Ultrasound Society (VUS) has 554 members, the Society of Veterinary Nuclear Medicine (SVNM) has 109 members, the CT/MRI Society has 527 members, and the Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging Society (LADIS) has 155 members.