Jennifer Lansdowne obtains ACVS Membership

AO Research Institute Davos researcher gets highest level of certification in veterinary surgery.

29 March 2010

Jennifer Lansdowne is a veterinary surgeon in the Experimental Surgery team of Preclinical Services at the AO Research Institute Davos. Jennifer recently successfully passed her board exams to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS).

Founded in 1965, the American College of Veterinary Surgeons is the specialty board which sets the standards for advanced professionalism in veterinary surgery in North America as well as providing the latest in surgical educational programs with over 1,400 members. The late Wade Brinker, a founding father and past president of AO VET, was also a founding father of the American College of Veterinary Surgery. This ACVS is closely tied to and was the model for the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), which was founded in 1991 in Lenzburg, Switzerland and currently has over 400 members, 41 of who practice in Switzerland.

Following her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Masters degrees, Jennifer completed a three year veterinary surgical residency in small animals at Michigan State University, fulfilling the requirements to be eligible to sit the ACVS exam. Obtaining the status of Diplomate of the ACVS/ECVS represents the highest level of certification in veterinary surgery and is a very distinct honor. Jennifer joins Ludovic Bouré as the second ACVS board certified surgeon at AO Research Institute Davos and one of only four ACVS Diplomates in Switzerland.

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