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

    • Cardiopulmonary Bootcamp 2020 October 19-23, 2020 Cornell University Ithaca, NY, US​



    We are pleased to announce a conference of interest to anyone involved in veterinary clinical research.  This conference is the first in an annual series focused on best practices in clinical research in veterinary medicine, and will be held remotely at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on October 23 and 24th, 2020.

        This had initially been planned as an in-person event, but due to travel concerns, we have decided to hold it as an online conference, split over 2 days.  The schedule is below. 

            This conference is relevant to anyone involved in clinical research including veterinarians, researchers, technicians, administrators, and industry partners. We have organized a number of panels to promote audience participation and discussion with the presenters, in addition to an evening event to promote networking and discussion.  Please feel free to forward this information to anyone that may have an interest.

            Below, please find a tentative schedule of speakers, topics, and events.

        Meeting Schedule
        Friday 23rd October

        5:00 pm              Welcome, Ben Brainard, UGA and Mindy Quigley, VMCVM
        5:10 pm              Panel Discussion: Private Clinic – University Partnerships: Can they work?, Philip Bergman, Director Clinical Studies, VCA and Michele Borgarelli, VMCVM
        6:10 pm              Open Discussion: The Bottom Line: Creating a CRO fee structure that works, Break-out groups and discussion
        7:10 pm—7:40p   Attracting Sponsorship, Kelley Gibson, Senior Director of Development, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
        7:40-8:00 p         opportunity for open discussion/brainstorming

        Saturday 24th October
        1:00 pm              Pharmaceutical Clinical Trials: What can we share and gain?, Elizabeth Mitchell, Medical Science Liaison at Boehringer Ingelheim
        2:00 pm              Panel Discussion: Patient Recruitment Successes and Failures, Carol Frederick, Clinical Trials Coordinator, Cornell and Carrie Emke, Research Specialist, NCSU
        3:00 pm              Social Media Tips for Recruitment, TBD
        4:00 pm              The Multi-Center Study: Data Collection, Documentation, Support, Communication, Kristen Khanna, President and CEO, ACI
        5:00 pm              Networking/Happy Hour (BYO ðŸ˜Š)

        Registration is available at:



    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.