The EVECCS Veterinary Nurse/Technician scholarship

In memory of Louise O’Dwyer


Dear EVECCS members,

New year is the time for new projects, that is why we are happy to announce the creation of this new EVECCS grant.

EVECCS is extremely thankful to Louise for her dedication in spreading ECC knowledge throughout the Veterinary Nurse/Technician community. We all know that she was an amazing speaker and for sure several Nurses/Technicians decided to come to our congress to be able to meet and learn from Louise.

Based on this huge contribution, EVECCS has decided to create a scholarship in Louise’s honour. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for eligible EVECCS Nurse/Technician members who may not otherwise be able to attend (due to financial limitations) the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Congress. By setting up this scholarship, Louise’s willingness to share Veterinary ECC knowledge can continue.


Application will open from January 15th 2020 to January 31th 2020. Application form will be available on the EVECCS website ( during this period.

Please find below more details about the scholarship.


Scholarship Details:

  • Scholarship Value: The recipient will receive a scholarship of around €1000; divided into:

    • Up to €500 to cover travel and accommodation,

    • EVECC congress registration (single person registration for the main congress),

    • EVECCS membership for one year.

  • 1 scholarship for a Veterinary Nurse/Technician will be awarded each year.

  • 1 scholarship will be offered per individual in a life time

  • Lab, social program are not included in the grant

  • Application forms will be posted here starting from 15th of January 2020 and sent to EVECCS Nurse/Technician members via the EVECCS newsletter.

  • To be able to apply: you need to be a Registered/licensed Veterinary Nurse or Veterinary Technician in your country and, an EVECCS member at the time of application.

  • Only the named recipient can use this award for EVECC 2020. If you know that you are not able to attend the EVECC congress in 2020, please do not apply. If you receive the award and are unable to use the award for 2020 for any reason, your award will be forfeited and the scholarship will be awarded to the next eligible person from the applicant pool.


We wish you a happy new year, and we are looking to see you at the Congress!


The EVECCS board

Call for presenters for the EVECC Congress 2020 in Ghent

The mission of the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) and the European College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ECVECC) is to advance the knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care. This is the main goal of the joint EVECC congress held every year.

The Scientific Committee is seeking proposals for presentation topics for our 19th EVECC congress, that will take place in the enchanted and historical city of Ghent, Belgium, from the 4th to the 6th of June 2020.

More information on this and how to hand in your proposal on the congress website.


The European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) promotes the development of veterinary emergency and critical care across Europe. In order to improve the accessibility of this specialty to colleagues, EVECCS has now developed an Annual Travel Grant for two of its members.

Further information on these grants, how and when to apply for them can be found on the Awards and Grants page.


The European Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (EVECCS), in partnership with scil animal care company is soliciting applications for the 2019 scil EVECC Research grant. The grant will fund a single research project that focuses on a clinical problem relevant to Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care up to a total of €5000!

More information and application forms can be found on the Awards and Grants page


The European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (EVECCS) promotes the development of veterinary emergency and critical care across Europe. In order to improve the accessibility of this specialty to colleagues, EVECCS has now developed an Annual Travel Grant for two of its members. Two travel grants will be offered annually: one for a veterinarian, and one for a nurse/technician.
Each winner of the travel grant will receive a sum of 1000€ to visit a European institution before the 1st of June 2019. The travel grant is dedicated to help cover expenses related to your visit (charged visit
fees, travel, accommodation…)

Young vets looking for an internship or a residency program, technicians or nurses interested to improve their skills, as well as experienced vets/technicians/nurses willing to improve their knowledge and/or acquire new techniques are warmly invited to apply.

Attached to this post, you will find a list of institutions and contact details of the local supervisors. Please carefully check the details for each institution, particularly the possible periods, durations, as well as required language skills. Please note that facilities may charge fees for the visit. Afterwards contact the local supervisor to make further inquiries and assess the feasibility of a visit. As soon as the applicant and local
supervisor have come to an agreement, the application form must be filled in and signed by both. Applications are open until the 1st of June 2018 and must be signed and submitted to travel committee at

The travel grant committee will evaluate all applications, considering the candidate’s profile, curriculum vitae, interest in ECC and capacity to communicate in language spoken at the visiting institution. The winner of the grant will be announced at the next EVECC congress in Venice. The winner will be noticed prior to the congress via mail and will be promoted on the EVECCS website and social media after the congress. At the
end of the visit, we will ask for a short evaluation to both the applicant and the local supervisor. The applicant will write a short report of their visit, for potential use on the EVECCS website, newsletter and/or EVECCS booth at congress(es), to be received by the 1st of June 2018 at the latest.

Please download and complete the attached application forms.

Message from the ECVECC President: De-Facto application deadline

Dear members,

EVECCS and ECVECC would like to remind you that the possibility to apply to become an ECVECC Diplomate by both the De Facto or Interim Credentials and Examination route will expire on June 30 th 2019. The last opportunity to apply will be:

– For De-Facto process: September 15 th 2018
– For Interim Credential process: January 15 th 2019

In you are interested applying, please go to the ECVECC website for further information or please do not hesitate to contact me directly on

Amanda Boag
ECVECC President

Royal Canin Young Vet Registration Now Open

As in previous years, graduate veterinarians and nurses who are 35 years or less on the first day of scientific sessions (Thursday 21st, June 2018) are invited to apply for sponsorship of the registration to attend the main congress scientific sessions. The number of places allocated for each country is strictly limited (3 persons per country of origin) and will be selected by Royal Canin. Therefore it is recommended to apply as soon as possible as the submission period starts on November 1th 2017 0:00 CET (GMT+1) and will be closed when the number of free registration is reached.
Applications made before or after this period will be dismissed.
Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee free congress registration. You will receive a confirmation/rejection whether you are entitled for the free Royal Canin registration before January 31st 2018.

Find more information about this on the EVECC Congress website.