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Advancement through excellence

The European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) is recognised throughout the veterinary profession for its progressive leadership, innovative programmes in continuing education and for the high standard of professional excellence of its members, the 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 e.g. other Diplomates or Professors of Surgery at a number of Universities. More >

For animal owners

We help veterinarians in Europe reach and maintain the highest level of excellence in their field which in turn means the best possible treatment for your pet.

Read our Mission Statement, learn more from our Frequently Asked Questions or Find an ECVS Specialist.

Dates for your diary


July 31, 2020

  • Deadline for annual reports to be submitted to the ECVS Office (including payment).
  • Recertification submission deadline for Diplomates who were recertified from January 2016 onwards or have passed their exam in February 2016.

August 15, 2020

  • Deadline for credentials submissions and reference letters to be submitted to the ECVS Office (incl.  payment)
  • Deadline for Residency applications for the September Credentials Committee meeting
  • Submission of all items for the September Credentials Committee and Board meetings

September 24-25, 2020

  • Credentials Committee and Board of Regents meeting (location tbc)

October 25, 2020

  • Application deadline for the 2021 exam (the option to sign up will only be open to Residents eligible to sit the exam in 2021)

History

The ECVS was founded in 1991 and continues to grow each year. More >


Objectives

The ECVS aims to advance the art and science of veterinary surgery. More >


Resident Forum 2020

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Resident Forum. More >


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