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





    Due to continuing COVID stressors and increased demand for virtual options, we will be moving the 2022 post-graduate review course to a virtual format on March 24-25, 2022.


    Day 1 of the PGR is focused on Advances in Trauma and will be presented by Kelly Hall DVM, DACVECC, the 2021 recipient of the Hill’s ACVECC Jack Mara Scientific Achievement Award in collaboration with Dr. Greg Beilman, Professor of Surgery from the University of Minnesota Medical School.


    Day 2 of the PGR is focused on Coagulation in Trauma and will be presented by Armelle deLaforcade DVM, BS, DACVECC and Andrew Linklater DVM, DACVECC.


    Registration will be open until February 25, 2022. Please use the follow link to register:

    If you have registered for the live format and do not wish to attend the virtual format, please email Vicki VanderSluis ( for a refund.

    Thank you and we hope to ‘see’ you there!

    Lenore Bacek, DVM, MS, DACVECC

    ACVECC VP, Chair Scientific Committee


    The dates of the VetCOT Trauma Meeting are as follows:


    Friday afternoon, March 25, 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 26, 9:00 AM-5:30 PM: Conference officially begins. Trauma abstracts and Case reports, DACVECC panel case discussion, MD trauma surgeon presentation, and more. Dinner for those interested at local restaurant (optional).


    Sunday, March 27, 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!


    Dear colleagues,


    We are intending for the VetCOT conference to be in person, held in conjunction with the Mattox Trauma Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery conference. There are many complexities regarding choosing virtual vs. in-person in pandemic times, and as we all know, predicting the future is complex. 


    If you are comfortable traveling to Las Vegas, we very much look forward to seeing you in person, and for those that will stay for the Mattox conference, I look forward to joining you!


    Kelly Hall


    Kelly Hall, DVM, MS, DACVECC

    Associate Professor, Critical Care Services

    Colorado State University

    Executive Director, ACVECC VetCOT (