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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

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).

August 15, 2024

  • Deadline for credentials submissions and reference letters to be submitted (incl. payment)
  • Resident and programme application deadline for the September meeting of the Credentials Committee (to be submitted via RED)
  • Submission deadline for all additional items for the September Board and Credentials Committee meeting

September 9 - 11, 2024

  • Credentials Committee meeting in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

September 12 - 13, 2024

  • Board of Regents meeting in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

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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