Message of the President

Dear Members of EVECCS,

As we reflect on our journey over the past 22 years, it’s evident that EVECCS has made significant strides in advancing the Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) field in Europe.Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our predecessors, our organisation has raised the level of patient care, allowing all of us working in the field to come together from across Europe and beyond.

The establishment of the European College of ECC and the annual Congress are testament to the remarkable achievements of our colleagues. These milestones have elevated EVECCS to a position of prominence, of which we can all be immensely proud.

However, as we look to the future, we must confront new challenges with the same courage and determination. The growth and evolution of our congress demands careful consideration, as does the further potential for professionalization of our society.
Moreover, we must ensure that our support for our members’ professional development remains inclusive and responsive to our community’s diverse needs, from the undergraduate student new to our exciting world, to the experienced veterinarian, nurse, technician or ECC specialist.

Effective engagement with stakeholders, open dialogue, and active listening to our members will be crucial in shaping the path forward. By fostering collaboration and embracing diverse perspectives, we can advance our mission to promote the study, development, and practice of veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care across Europe.

I urge each of you to reach out to your General Board members and share your insights and ideas. Only through collective effort and through all of our member’s perspectives can we achieve meaningful progress and truly serve all of you.

I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have contributed to EVECCS over the years. To our past leaders, current General Board members, committee chairs, VECCUS group, ongoing close partnership with ECVECC, our long-term sponsors, and every member who dedicates themselves to this noble cause, your commitment is truly inspiring. It is both humbling and a great privilege to serve as your President.

Thank you for your unwavering support and dedication.

Warm regards,
João Araújo President, EVECCS (2023-2026)