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Welcome and congratulations to the > new ECVS Diplomates 2024!

Warning to ECVS Diplomates:

Fraudulent emails sent on behalf of ECVS President Olivier Lepage.

We would like to warn all ECVS Diplomates that another waive of fraudulent emails, allegedly on behalf of ECVS President Olivier Lepage, is going around.

The subject line of this email is "Important Task" and "Olivier Lepage" is asking whether you can help him with something, but he is going into a meeting and can only be reached via email. The sending address is [email protected] (which is not Olivier's actual address).

If you receive such an email, simply delete it and do not take any action. Nothing will happen if you do not react.

Please be aware that this will happen again and again and the patterns always remain the same. There is nothing we can do to stop it; it's just something we have to sit through, and it will disappear after a few days (and - quite annoyingly - pop up again a few months later.)

The ECVS Office

33rd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

Registration for the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting is now open.


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

March 31, 2024

  • Deadline for 2024 membership fees
  • Programme recertification deadline for training programmes due to recertify in 2024

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

July 4 - 6, 2024


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 >

Resident and Programme Applications via RED

The application functions for new Residents are Training Programmes is now available via RED More >

New Diplomates 2024

Congratulations to 62 new Diplomates who passed the board-certifying examination 2024! More >