European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA)

Terms and Conditions.


For your information:

What is personal data?

Personal data is any information that identifies you as an individual.

Who will process my personal data?

Personal data will be processed by the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals (ECVIM-CA) and the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation (EBVS) only. Your data will not be shared with third parties without your consent.

You may administer what data you would like to have publicly available on the EBVS website by logging in to respectively.

You may update any personal information kept by European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Companion Animals at any time by logging in to

You also have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you or to delete personal information by contacting the college administration assistant at

What is the purpose and legal basis for processing your personal data?

Your personal information will be used in the following ways:

  • by the college to administer your membership status, credentials, and all further information pertinent to maintenance of the college and its individual members. 
  • by the EBVS to ensure that you meet standards and are re-accredited, and may therefore carry the title EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  • by the college and the EBVS to contact you for important information regarding your diplomate/specialist status
  • to communicate effectively with you by post, email and phone, including the distribution of relevant newsletters
  • to compile statistics and conduct surveys and research for internal and statutory reporting purposes. For these purposes, your data will be anonymised.
  • to deliver services to you

We consider the processing of your personal information for these purposes to be either necessary for the performance of our obligations with you (e.g. to manage your specialist status), necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, or necessary for the performance of tasks we carry out in the public interest (e.g. non-statutory reporting or research). We require you to provide us with any information we reasonably ask for to enable us to administer your diplomate/specialist status. If we require your consent for any specific use of your personal information, we will collect it at the appropriate time and you can withdraw this at any time. We will not use your personal information to carry out any wholly automated decision-making that affects you.

What personal information will be processed?

The College will keep a record of:

  • your name, nationality, current contact details, qualifications (these will also be shared with EBVS)
  • Credentials
  • Certification or re-certification documentation and any supporting documents requested
  • Information including photographs and position within committees if appropriate

Technical information specific to members includes:

  • For diplomates details such as AGM attendance, committee membership, external organisation membership.
  • For residents details such as Veterinary School, Graduation and Internship details, Country of Residency and current employment.
  • In all cases important dates such as Enrolment, Last, Next Acreditation may apply. Some information is covered by financial legislation.
  • Public correspondence may result in name, phone, email being stored briefly on college systems while administrators process the query. 

How will personal information be processed?

Your personal information is created, stored and transmitted securely in a variety of paper and electronic formats, including some databases that are shared between the EBVS and the College. Access to your personal information is limited to EBVS or college staff who have a legitimate interest in it for the purpose of carrying out their duties.

How long will personal information be stored?

Your data will be stored for as long as you are diplomate of your college. When you leave the college, or no longer require the services of the college, you can opt to store only basic data (e.g. name and title). Data will be kept for 5 years after you have left the college.


Dr Penny Watson
University of Cambridge
Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0ES
United Kingdom

Executive Secretary:

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

E-mail address to contact college secretariat