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Residents and Supervisors submitting Annual Reports / Credentials in summer 2022 are kindly requested to observe > this important information.

Online ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting

The ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2022 is accessible online via

All delegates who have registered and paid for the congress have received their personal login details. If you have not received your login, please also check your spam folder and search for an email from [email protected].
If you cannot find the login credentials, please contact [email protected].

Continue > here for further details about the online congress.

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, 2022

  • Deadline for annual reports to be submitted (incl. payment) More >
  • Recertification submission deadline for Diplomates who were recertified in 2018 or have passed their exam in 2018 (or were due to recertify in 2021 and profited from the additional COVID-19 year)
August 1, 2022: Swiss national holiday, the ECVS Office remains closed.

August 15, 2022

  • Deadline for credentials submissions and reference letters to be submitted (incl. payment) More >
  • Deadline for Residency applications for the September Credentials Committee meeting. Please see the > instructions for resident applications via RED (available from 12 August 2022)
  • Submission deadline for all additional items to be discussed at the September Board and Credentials Committee meeting

September 12-14, 2022

  • Credentials Committee meeting, Zurich

September 15-16, 2022

  • Board of Regents meeting, Zurich



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


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

Annual Scientific Meeting 2022

The content of the 2022 ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting is now available online. More >

Support for Ukraine

A list of initiatives recommened by ECVS Diplomates to support Ukraine. More >

Annual Reports and Credentials 2022

Please observe the information for Annual Reports and Credentials submissions. More >

Resident Applications via RED

The application function for new Residents is now available via RED More >