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

    • We are excited to invite you to the 6th annual ACVECC VetCOT Veterinary Trauma & Critical Care Symposium April 9-11, 2021 which will be held virtually this year. This conference is a unique opportunity for those with an interest in trauma medicine and surgery to share ideas, experiences and expertise in a smaller forum conducive to discussion and collaboration. While the target audience is veterinary specialists (DACVECC, DACVS, DACVAA), we strongly encourage residents (ACVECC, ACVS, ACVAA), Emergency clinicians, ECC technicians, and allied specialists and residents (ACVO, ACVIM-neurology, ACVSMR, ACVR) to attend. Although the focus is small animal trauma, our large animal colleagues are encouraged to attend.

      Accepted abstracts are published annually in JVECC.

      Tentative schedule (note: times listed are Mountain Time)

      Friday afternoon, April 9, 1:00-5:30 PM MT: VetCOT subcommittees meetings– all are welcome to attend!

      Saturday and Sunday, April 10-11: Trauma abstracts and Case reports, Case review interactive panel, updates on a variety of trauma initiatives, “How I treat…” vignettes with DVM/VMD and MD panel to follow, and more!


    • Registration fee: $100.  Go to to pay your registration fee online; email your completed registration information form to Vicki VanderSluis, at

      Of Note: We continue to be grateful to Mary Allan and Dr. Ken Mattox for their support of our conference. If you are interested in attending the Trauma Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery conference April 11-14 (offered “live” and virtually), please register here:

      If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Hall (