Education & Training
EVECCS is committed to promoting education and training for veterinary professionals (both veterinary surgeons and nurses/technicians) in the specialty of ECC throughout Europe. As a young and growing specialty there is a great deal of demand for education in this developing area at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
EVECCS organizes and hosts the annual EVECCS Congress held in June each year at various venues across Europe. This Congress has been growing steadily and currently attracts around several hundred veterinarians and veterinary nurses mainly from Europe but also further afield. International speakers provide a varied and stimulating programme. Details of other ECC Congresses and ECC courses in Europe are also displayed here. The Education and Research committee is always happy to be contacted about education and training requirements for national or local groups within Europe wishing to develop their own Continuing Professional Development and can provide ideas for suitable speakers and topics.
Along with VECCS, the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care is the official journal of EVECCS and publishes peer reviewed scientific articles related to the topic of veterinary ECC. Submissions from European authors are encouraged with members of the Society being active in the Editorial review process.
As a young Society there is not yet a European College of Emergency and Critical Care, however three institutions within Europe offer Residency Training Programmes approved by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care and in recent years, several European trained residents have achieved DipACVECC status.
The EVECCS website supports discussion forums for members and a number of further training and education resources are under development for the site co-ordinated by the Standards of Practice committee.