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The primary objectives of the ECVIM-CA are to advance companion animal internal medicine and increase the competence of those who practice it, by:

(1) establishing requirements for post-graduate education and experience prerequisite for becoming a specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals,

(2) developing post-graduate teaching programs/residencies in small animal internal medicine,

(3) examining and certifying veterinarians as specialists (diplomates) in companion animal internal medicine,

(4) encouraging original research in pathogenesis, diagnosis, therapy, and prevention of internal diseases in companion animals, and promoting communication and dissemination of this knowledge,

(5) promoting state-of-the-art continuing education programs in companion animal internal medicine for the veterinary profession.

Through these objectives the College wants to raise the standards of companion animal internal medicine in Europe and establish an internationally recognised specialist title. Universal recognition as a specialist is especially important now there is free movement of veterinarians between the member states of the European Union.

The specialist (diplomate) in Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals will be functioning in a referral practice or in an academic setting. The main part of their time will be devoted to the speciality.

ECVIM-CA News...

Summer break

The ECVIM-CA secrtariat will be closed from 7th - 25th August 2017.

For urgent matters, please contact the ECVIM-CA Secretary or the ECVIM-CA President!

We would like to congratulate and welcome our new Diplomates 2017:

Cardiology: Elizabeth Bode, Marc Dirven, Antonia Mavropoulou, Geoff Nicolson, Nicola Wiedemann

Internal Medicine: Jessica Adamany, Sabela Atencia, Fanny Bernardin, Alexa Brown, Morgane Cannone-Guibert, Jennifer Cartwright (Sinclair), Julien Dahan, Charlotte Dye, Filippo Ferri, Hille Fieten, Maud Girod, Alison Hall, Katarina Hazuchova, Andrea Holmes, Alenka Hrovat Vernik, Scott Kilpatrick, Alexis Lecoindre, Joanne McLean, Rodolfo Oliveira Leal, Geert Paes, Hanna Dorothee Plickert, Anna-Lena Proksch, Victoria Smith, Chantal Teixeira Rosa, Helen Titmarsh, Marieke Van der Kooij, Annelies Willems

Oncology: Isabel Amores-Fuster, Spela Bavcar, Irina Gramer, Aaron Harper, Franziska Hergt, Michael Macfarlane, David Sayag, Ondrej Skor, Elisabetta Treggiari, Sara Verganti

Official Celebration and handover of Certificates will take place at the Congress Dinner 2017 in Malta!

Applications and Credentials for Examinations 2018

Applications for the 2018 Certifying and General Examinations are due by 15th June 2017!

ECVIM-CA Congress 2017

It is our pleasure to announce the 27th Annual ECVIM-CA Congress will take place from 14 - 16 September 2017, Intercontinental Malta, St. Julian's, Malta.


Summer Class in Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Comparative Studies

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Dr Carmel T. Mooney
University College Dublin
School of Veterinary Medicine
Dublin 4

Executive Secretary:

Dr Remo Lobetti
Bryanston Veterinary Hospital
PO Box 67092
2021 Bryanston
Republic of South Africa


E-mail address to contact college secretariat