American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care

Who We Are

We lead the advancement of emergency and critical care and empower the veterinary healthcare team

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organizationTM for certification of veterinarians in the field of veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.   ACVECC Diplomates are Board Certified Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care who have undergone specialized training in the field of veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. We help veterinarians get the proper training, residencies, certificates, and employment as well as helping pet owners find qualified vets for emergency care.

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Resident Focus & “On the Horizon” Call for Submissions
Resident Focus & “On the Horizon” Call for Submissions IVECCS 2022 Sunday Sept 11, 2022, 8:00 – 11:30 AM The ...
2019 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award
The 2019 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award will be presented to Dr. Fletcher and Dr. Boller at the 2019 International Veterinary Eme...
2019 Ira M. Zaslow VECCS Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Liz Roz...
VECCS proudly announces Dr. Elizabeth Rozanski as the 2019 Ira M. Zaslow VECCS Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Ro...
Dr. Justine Lee | 2018 Hill’s Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Aw...
ACVECC is pleased to announce Justine A. Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT as the recipient of the 2018 ACVECC Jack Mara Scientif...

Dates & Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines and Due Dates



It’s that time of year again!  The online site to pay your ACVECC dues is up and running.  You will soon receive an email from the residency database ( which will contain a link for you to use to pay your dues. 

Your 2023 Dues will be $425, which is unchanged from last year.  The late fee is $100, so be sure to pay your dues by the April 1, 2023 due date!

If you are a new Diplomate that passed the exam this past September, “Congratulations!”  As a welcome to ACVECC, your 2023 will be discounted by 50% !

Please note that we are now offering only the one option of paying your ACVECC dues, and no longer offer payment of combined dues with VECCS. We do, however, encourage you to be a member of VECCS, as it offers many benefits to our profession.

If you prefer to pay by check, a check made payable to “ACVECC” can be sent to:

(Please ensure that the name of the Diplomate(s) is clearly indicated on the check.)

Kathleen Liard

Admin. Asst., ACVECC

Cummings School of Vet Med at Tufts Univ

Dept of Clin Sci - FHSA

200 Westboro Rd

North Grafton, MA 01536


"Hello ACVECC colleagues!"

This year, ACVECC will be hosting the 2023 post-graduate review course virtually April 13-14, 2023.

Day 1 of the PGR is focused on Advances in Extracorporeal Therapies will be presented by Cathy Langston DVM, DACVIM, DACVN the 2022 recipient of the Hill's ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award as well as Jiwoong Her, DVM, MS, DACVECC.

Day 2 of the PGR is focused on Endocrine Diseases will be presented by Chen Gilor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, Associate Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at the University of Florida and Amie Koenig DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC, Professor at the University of Georgia.

The PGR is scheduled for 9 am-4:30 pm EST, both days; it will be recorded and available on demand.   You must register and pay the registration fee for the PGR in order to receive access to the on demand.

Registration will be open until March 31, 2023 Please use the follow link to register:

We hope to see you there!

Lenore Bacek, DVM, MS, DACVECC
ACVECC VP, Chair Scientific Committee






As a reminder, the IVECCS Program Committee is seeking proposals for presentation topics and ideas for IVECCS, September 7-11, 2023, in Aurora, CO. Veterinary and Technician experts in Emergency and Critical Care, Small and Large Animal Surgery and Medicine, Practice Leadership, and Exotic Medicine & Surgery are invited to submit their proposed topics and course descriptions for lecture, workshop and lab sessions.


The theme for IVECCS 2023 is:

“Emergency and Critical Care and the GI Tract”


Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2022

Final review of proposals for IVECCS 2023: October 31, 2022

Invitations to present at IVECCS 2023 sent to speakers: January 2023


Contact with questions or if you experience difficulties entering your speaker information into the database.