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SAQ challenge

Calling all ECVAA exam candidates: Invitation to join the SAQ challenge!

This “challenge” consists of a “club” where exam candidates are taught technique to answer SAQs. This is based on a tried and tested system developed for the primary FRCA exam (which is the closest medical equivalent of our anaesthesia diploma exam) and has demonstrated repeated success, with the FRCA candidates achieving very high pass rates.

In order to participate, candidates will require a printer, a scanner and the motivation to practice SAQ exam questions.

The “SAQ challenge”, will commence on 5th March and finish on 30th July 2018. Participation will be anonymous, requiring participating each member of a group to create SAQs and model answers, to answer papers under exam conditions and to correct SAQ papers. The aim is NOT to improve your knowledge, but only to improve your technique in answering SAQs.

Any third year resident or candidate to sit the exam in 2018 who is interest in participating should contact us at We will then send a booklet with more detailed information.

Best Wishes,
SAQ Team
Ellie West
Aurora Zoff
Kate Loomes
Clara Rigotti


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Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia is published on behalf of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists and the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia and is the official journal of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, the Veterinary Technician Anaesthesia Society, the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anaesthetists, and the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.

To read articles online, submit your manuscript, or find out more, visit Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia on Wiley Online Library.

Important dates
  • Written examinations: 3rd/4th September 2018
  • Oral examinations: 26th -30th November 2018
  • (you may download the summary table of the deadlines)
  • For Diplomates
    1 February 2018: Revalidation form (RVD), Centre (Re-)approval (ACR), Annual supervisor report (SRS/SRA)
    1 September 2018: Revalidation form (RVD), Centre (Re-)approval (ACR)
  • For candidates
    1 January 2018: intention to submit credentials/sit the exams (ICrEX)
    1 February 2018: annual trainee report (SRS/SRA), Submission of residency programme (EDA/AAP)
    1 March 2018: credentials submission (ACrEX)
    1 July 2018: letter of final acceptance for original papers, deadline to cancel attendance to examinations
    1 September 2018: submission of residency programme (EDA/AAP)

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