American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
    ACVECC Initiatives (RECOVER & VETCOT)

    RECOVER: Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation 

    The RECOVER initiative was spearheaded by co-Chairs Dr. Daniel Fletcher and Dr. Manuel Boller, and supported by ACVECC. The goals of this initiative were to:

    1. To facilitate an evidence review of the current literature on veterinary cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    2. To derive a draft set of clinical guidelines for veterinary CPR based on the evidence review
    3. To collate and incorporate feedback from the veterinary community at large and develop a set of consensus CPR guidelines
    4. To disseminate these consensus, evidence-based veterinary CPR guidelines widely

    For more information, go to our RECOVER page.

    ACVECC VetCOT Trauma & Critical Care Symposium, March 24 - 26, 2023

    Dear Colleagues,

    We are excited to invite you to the annual ACVECC VetCOT Veterinary Trauma & Critical Care Symposium March 24-26, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Conference (March 27-29, 2023). 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.

    The "Call for Abstracts" can be found here. Accepted abstracts are published annually in JVECC.

    Tentative schedule:

    Friday afternoon, March 24, 1:00-5:30 PM: VetCOT subcommittees meetings - all are welcome to attend! A Zoom link to attend remotely will also be provided.

    Saturday March 25, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM: Conference officially begins. Trauma abstracts and Case reports, DACVECC panel case discussion, MD trauma surgeon presentation, and more. *New this year: Evening poster session and mixer*

    Sunday March 26, 8:30 – 5:30 PM:Year in Review, Performance Improvement and Patient Safety program vignettes, overlapping sessions with Trauma-Critical Care conference, DVM/VMD and MD joint presentations with panel to follow, and more!

    1. Hotel registration and flight arrangements for the VetCOT Conference can be made through the Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery website
    2. Registration fee: $300 DVMs, $150 technicians/residents. Online registration will be available by November 1, 2022 on the VetCOT website.
    3. Registration for the human Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery conference is separate, and can be made on the link, above.

    If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Hall ( )