Our Mission Statement

Our Mission StatementThe objectives of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care are:

  • To promote advancement and high standards of practice for those individuals involved in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.
  • To establish requirements and foster development of residency and alternative training programs for post-doctoral education and experience prerequisite to certification in the specialty of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine.
  • The examination and certification of veterinarians as specialists in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. To encourage research and other contributions to knowledge relating to diagnosis, therapy, prevention and control of animal disease requiring emergency or critical care management.
  • To promote communication and dissemination of knowledge relating to veterinary emergency and critical care medicine and to recognize individuals for outstanding contributions to the specialty.