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33rd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

The > 32nd ECVS Annual Scientific Meeting 2023 is still accessible online.


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

November 30, 2023

  • Deadline to set subscription preference (online only or hard copy + online) for Veterinary Surgery for 2024

December 1, 2023

December 15, 2023

  • 12:00 (noon) GMT sharp - abstract submission deadline for the 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting. The system will close automatically at 12:00.
The ECVS Office remains closed for the holidays from 22 December 2023 through 2 January 2024. Happy holidays and a happy New Year!

January 1, 2024

  • 2024 membership fees are payable via 'your ECVS' (Annual Renewal)

January 15, 2024

  • Residency application deadline for the February meeting of the Credentials Committee (to be submitted via RED)
  • Submission deadline for all additional items to be discussed at the February Credentials Committee meeting
  • Submission deadline for all items to be addressed at the February Board meeting

February 4-6, 2024

February 6-8, 2024

  • Credentials Committee meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

February 8-9, 2024

  • Board of Regents meeting in Zurich, Switzerland

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 Applications via RED

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

ECVS Exam 2024

The ECVS Examination Guide has been updated for the 2024 exam. More >

2024 Annual Scientific Meeting

Abstract submission for the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting 2024 is now open. More >

Research Grants

The submission deadline for the Resident Research Grant and new Diplomate Research Grant is 1 December.