American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Who We Are

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organizationTM for certification of veterinarians in the field of veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.   ACVECC Diplomates are veterinary specialists who have undergone specialized training in the field of veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. We help veterinarians get the proper training, residencies, certificates, and employment as well as helping pet owners find qualified vets for emergency care.

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Latest News

We are excited to invite you to the 5th annual ACVECC VetCOT Veterinary Trauma & Critical Care Symposium April 13 &...
2018 ACVECC Research Award
This year, the ACVECC Scientific Committee received (27) strong pre-proposals for the ACVECC research grant.  Of the original (27), we then...
Dr. Justine Lee | 2018 Hill’s Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Aw...
ACVECC is pleased to announce Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT as the recipient of the 2018 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientif...

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

• April 13-14, 2019 The 2019 ACVECC VetCOT Veterinary Trauma and Critical Care Conference, Las Vegas, NV

• May 1, 2019 Exam Candidate Registration & Exam Administration Fee for the 2019 Certification Examination due 

• May 1, 2019 Training Benchmark distribution. Completed Benchmark and Certification Statement must be electronically submitted by or before July 1, 2019

• June 1, 2019 Annual Updates from Residency Training Programs and Residency Training Facilities for programs that began during a July cycle.

• June 30, 2019 Deadline for final acceptance by the Editor for manuscripts that were still under review but not accepted by the January 2019 Credentials Application deadline.

• July 1, 2019 Residency Training Program and Residency Training Facility Applications for programs starting in January 2020 or July 2020.

• July 1, 2019 Training Benchmarks that were distributed May 1st are to be completed and returned (electronically) to the office of the Executive Secretary.

• July 15, 2019 Final Progress Reports due from residents/fellows that had submitted Credentials in January 2019, but had not yet completed their training requirements.

• July 1-31, 2019 New ‘July cycle’ residencies/fellowships begin.  Registrations must be received by the office of the Executive Secretary by or before August 1, 2019.

• August 1, 2019 Registrations for new “July cycle’ residencies/fellowships must be received by the office of the Executive Secretary.

• September 6-10, 2019 IVECCS, Gaylord National, Washington, DC