VALS is a laparoscopic skills training and assessment program available for veterinary surgeons. Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), diplomates of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS), and veterinarians currently in ACVS/ECVS-approved residency training programs are eligible to enroll in VALS. Also, Fellows and candidates of the Surgery Chapter in the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) can enroll.
Benefits of VALS
- Gain advanced laparoscopic skills in a low-stress environment.
- The fastest way to gain laparoscopic manual skills including suturing.
- Advertise your skills by VALS certification.
VALS testing for certification can only occur at an approved VALS test center in good standing, by a trained VALS proctor, using standardized equipment. VALS testing is by appointment only, please contact your preferred VALS test center for an appointment.