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COVID-19 Update

Updated: 24 November 2020

ECVS Exam 2021     Annual Scientific Meeting 2021     Residents & Supervisors      Diplomate Recertification      Veterinary Surgery

ECVS Exam 2021

The ECVS board-certifying examination 2021 will take place on 3-5 July 2021 in Antwerp, Belgium. A contingency plan in case of travel restrictions is being developed.

> ECVS exam

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Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

The ECVS is dedicated to holding the 30th Annual Scientific Meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. Please see our congress site for further information and regular updates.

> Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

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Residents in training and supervisors

Residents, supervisors and programme directors are seeing an enormous reduction in surgical caseload as clinics have to adjust to new working conditions and reduced resources.  Also, with meeting cancellations, residents will be concerned about presentations they were due to give.  We understand that these events might have an impact on a resident’s ability to complete their credentials submission.  We would like to reassure you all that the Credentials Committee and the Board are working on a flexible approach to the credentialing process that takes into account COVID-19-influenced events.  Of course, this must be done whilst simultaneously protecting the integrity of the credentialing process.

> Detailed COVID-19 reporting instructions

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Diplomate Recertification

For everybody who is due to recertify in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024 the deadline will be postponed by one year.

Diplomates who were due to recertify in 2020 and did not submit their documents before 31 July have been given an additional year in line with the Board's decision to postpone recertification by one year due to COVID-19. Their certified status is now valid until 31 December 2021, and they need to submit their documents until 31 July 2021 for recertification from 1 January 2022 onwards.

> Revised recertification guidelines

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Veterinary Surgery

Veterinary Surgery was only available online for a certain period of time and is now being circulated again. Please find further details in the > information from Wiley Publishing. If you are missing an issue, please see the instructions how to access Veterinary Surgery online in the 'your ECVS' area: Overview: Update your details at the bottom of the page where the address preferences for Veterinary Surgery are set.

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Annual cycle of College committee meetings

We can do much of our business through correspondence via email and with “virtual meetings”.  It is a different way of doing things but this pandemic should not prevent us from coordinating College business efficiently and effectively.

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