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Welcome to the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS)

The European College of Veterinary Surgeons is an organisation dedicated to the advancement and clinical practice of veterinary surgery for large and small animals. Our members have undertaken rigorous and lengthy post graduate training and examination to be accepted into the College as Diplomates. Together with our sister organisation the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, we represent the highest standards of surgical expertise available for treatment of large and small animals worldwide. 

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Dates for Your Diary

May 16, 2024

  • First early registration deadline for the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

June 15, 2024

  • Residency application deadline for the July meeting of the Credentials Committee (to be submitted via RED)
  • Submission deadline for all additional items to be discussed at the July Credentials Committee meeting
  • Submission deadline for all items to be addressed at the July Board meeting

June 20, 2024

  • Second early registration deadline for the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

June 30, 2024

  • Final deadline to pay the 2024 annual membership fee. If not paid by July 1, the membership status will be inactivated.

July 3 - 4, 2024

  • Board of Regents, Credentials Committee and Exam Committee meetings in Valencia, Spain

July 4 - 6, 2024

July 31, 2024

  • Deadline for Annual Reports to be submitted via RED.
  • Recertification submission deadline for Diplomates who were recertified (or have passed the exam) in 2020 (or were due to recertify in 2023 and profitted from the additional COVID-19 year).

ECVS for Diplomates

In order to become a Diplomate, veterinary surgeons, known as Residents, must undergo a rigorous Training Programme in either Large or Small animal surgery, supervised by recognised veterinary specialists (Diplomates).

Welcome and Congratulations to the New Diplomates 2024!


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