American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
    Continuing Education

    Whether you are a resident-in-training or a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency Critical Care, you likely need to obtain a certain number of veterinary continuing education (CE) credits per year. This is necessary to maintain credentials and to abide by state requirements (which may vary by state).

    While ACVECC does not endorse one specific conference or CE source, you can find numerous resources throughout the world. Most importantly, make sure the CE meets the requirements as approved by the Standards and Guidelines/Residency Training Committee or the veterinary regulatory agency for your state.

    The Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) found at the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) provides a list of providers and programs. Please note that RACE-approved CE is recognized by most AAVSB member boards; however, you should verify recognition with your board and be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of CE (e.g., passive CE, online CE, etc.).

    Upcoming Continuing Education

    • IVECCS: Sept 12-14, 2020: A Virtual Experience
    • Offering Comprehensive Affordable CE At Home. The Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS) to host the 26th International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS) virtually, at a reduced fee for members and non-members of VECCS. Many sessions will remain available on demand for attendees after the meeting. Registration is now open.
    • After careful deliberation and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, VECCS announced the decision to have an all virtual IVECCS 2020 experience. Visit for details on the exciting offering we have planned for all our valued stakeholders; members, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and partners alike. “The Society recognizes the significance that the annual symposium has on our members’ schedules both in terms of access to high quality CE, and also as an opportunity to network with old and new friends. The wellness of our members, however, is of critical importance to the Society which is why we made the decision to host IVECCS 2020 as a virtual experience,” said Dr. Chris Gray, VECCS CEO. “This event will continue to provide the high-quality CE that both members and non-members have come to expect as well as opportunities to network and meet with our sponsors and exhibitors through an exciting virtual platform. Additionally, the experience will be available until December which, for the first time, will enable delegates to attend sessions they may otherwise have missed.”
    • VECCS is proud to host IVECCS 2020 in collaboration with the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (ACVECC), Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians and Nurses (AVECCTN), American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA), North America Veterinary Anesthesia Society (NAVAS), International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management (IVAPM), Association of Veterinary Hematology and Transfusion Medicine (AVHTM), and the Academy of Veterinary Technicians in Anesthesia & Analgesia (AVTAA). The theme for IVECCS 2020 is “Imaging in Emergency and Critical Care” which is integrated into innovative and state-of-the-art topics within 7-9 tracks of full-day sessions provided every day. Sessions are available to cater to the entire veterinary healthcare team, including technician-focus, practice management, wellness, large animal and general practitioner through to specialist.


    ONLINE CE Opportunities   

    • Previous Post Graduate Review Sessions from the SCCM meeting can be accessed for online CE HERE.
    • Previous Multi-disciplinary Review Sessions (MDR) can be accessed online through the VECCS website for VECCS members HERE. After logging in, go to the webinars/events tab and click on the VECCS Education Portal.  An account needs to be set up to access the education offerings.  The current year MDR has a small fee but previous years are free.