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Veterinary Assessment Laparoscopic Skills (VALS)

VETERINARY ASSESSMENT LAPAROSCOPIC SKILLS (VALS)

TESTING

REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING AND CERTIFICATION

  • Registration with VALS
  • Completion of the VALS training program

VALS REGISTRATION

  • $150 USD ECVS and ACVS Diplomates and Residents
  • $75 USD ECVS and ACVS Residents for limited time only
  • One year web access to video recorded training modules
    • 10 sessions, 45 minutes each

VALS EXAM

  • $600 USD ECVS and ACVS Diplomates
  • $350 USD ECVS and ACVS Residents
  • Limited time: $175 USD ECVS and ACVS Residents

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Final scores distributed to testtaker within one week via email
  • E-certificate attached to email if passing score
  • Failed tests à test taker reschedule another test

VALS CERTIFICATION

  • Valid for 5 years

LINKS

Registration web address: https://secure.vetmed.wsu.edu/VALS/shop/category.aspx?catid=1

More information: https://valsprogram.org/

OVC contact: Dr. Ameet Singh amsingh@uoguelph.ca