American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care



2020 VetCOT conference registration | Call for abstracts

November 19, 2019

We are excited to invite you to the 6th annual ACVECC VetCOT Veterinary Trauma & Critical Care Symposium April 3-5, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery Conference (April 6-8, 2020). 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" is also attached. Accepted abstracts are published annually in JVECC.

Tentative schedule:

Friday afternoon, April 3, 1:00-5:30 PM: VetCOT subcommittees meetings – all are welcome to attend!   

Saturday April 4, 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 April 5, 8:30 – 5:30 PM: Year in Review, Performance Improvement and Patient Safety program vignettes, M&M Rounds, overlapping sessions with Trauma-Critical Care conference, and more.  *New this year: “How I treat…” vignettes with DVM/VMD and MD panel to follow.

Register online, at: , by or before Monday, March 10, 2020

Registration fees: $180 DVMs/Hospital Administrators;  $90 technicians/residents.

Hotel registration and flight arrangements can be made through the Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery website (the recommendation is to book early, as the rooms do fill). 

Registration for the human Trauma, Critical Care & Acute Care Surgery conference is separate, and can be made on the link, above.