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Summer class Print
Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Dear all,

Please find attached to this email an invitation for a 3-day summer class in biostatistics and epidemiology, organised by Prof. Desquilbet of the university of Alfort. It will be held on the 26th, 27th and 29th of June, 2017 at the vet School of Alfort nearby Paris (France). Attached you can find the detailed program of this Summer Class as well as the registration fees. This Summer Class is first intended to residents of any College, but also to PhD students, interns, and diplomates. The class will be dispended in English and is available for only 36 participants to encourage interactivity (see the webpage of the Summer Class:

Kind regards,
Stijn Schauvliege
Secretary ECVAA

ECVAA exams 2016 Print
Monday, 14 December 2015

Dear all,

please find below a message from Dr. S. Axiak Flammer, editor of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia.

Kind regards,
Stijn Schauvliege
Secretary ECVAA

Dear Residents and Supervisors:

If you plan on sending your resident paper to Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia for the 2016 credentials we would ask that you submit, at the latest, by the first week of January. This will allow enough time for the manuscript to undergo peer-review and be revised, as required, before the 1st of July ECVAA deadline. Manuscripts that have been fine-tuned for language, follow the outline of the appropriate reporting guideline and that adhere strictly to the authors' guidelines usually have a smoother ride through the peer-review process with fewer aggravating delays.

Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

Best regards,

Dr. Shannon M. Axiak, DVM, DACVAA
Editor, Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Section of Anaesthesia
Vetsuisse Faculty
University of Bern
Länggassstrasse 128
3012 Bern
Tel. 031/631 22 77

Funding through Erasmus Print
Friday, 09 October 2015

Dear All,

As we all know there are residents who would like to raise funds to visit training center(s) in other countries to complete their residency programmes, or young veterinarians who would like to be able to enroll in a residency programme, however this would necessitate visiting one or more centers abroad, which may be impossible because of the cost involved. In such cases the possibility to raise funds would be extremely helpful. In addition, in this regard it would be of great help if Diplomates could go to another center, especially where a resident follows an alternate programme, and to countries where there are no or insufficient number of European diplomates.

The Executive Committee has looked for possibilities to achieve this through the Erasmus+ programme. Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. It gives opportunities to students, trainees, staff and volunteers to spend a period abroad to increase their skills and employability. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules. Details may be found by clicking the following links:

For your convenience I have attached the Erasmus+ Programme Guide. It seems that for residents and Diplomates working in Universities or other institutions, most suitable, for training at the specialist level, is the section on MOBILITY PROJECT FOR VET LEARNERS AND STAFF, pages 51-54 (VET stands for Vocational Education and Training). The duration for learners ranges from 2 weeks to 12 months, and for staff from 2 days to 2 months. The Executive Committee would urge you to inform all the Diplomates of your college.We hope in the near future to be able to give you more information.

You may also download the Ersamus Guide.

Kind regards
Mrs Areti Kesisoglou
EBVS Secretariat

Call for nominations for the 2015 EBVS Award Print
Friday, 09 October 2015

Dear Board Members and Secretaries,

Please find attached a call for nominations for the 2015 EBVS Award for Outstanding Contributions to the course of Veterinary Specialisation in Europe. Nominations may be made by Colleges or individuals. Therefore, all the Diplomates of the Colleges should be appropriately informed. It is emphasised that the award is not to acknowledge the excellent scientific contribution of a nominee or the recognition of his/her College in his/her own country, but, as stated in the call for nominations, contribution for his/her speciality to gain broad recognition across different European countries, or for different EBVS-approved specialities to be recognised in a single country.

Please note that nominations should be sent to Prof. George Fthenakis, at by October 31st, 2015.

Kind regards
Mrs. Areti Kesisoglou
EBVS Secretariat

You may download the call for nomination.

Exotics Print
Thursday, 10 September 2015

Dear Colleagues,

It appears that many Residents struggle to collect enough exotics patients for their case log.

At the University of Vienna, small rodents, ferrets and rabbits are handled directly by the small animal clinic. We also have a tight cooperation with the avian and reptiles clinic and every major procedure requiring anaesthesia is performed in the facilities of the small animal surgery.

In the first 6 month of 2015, in example, we provided anaesthesia for 51 rabbits, 43 small rodents and ferrets and 33 reptiles and birds (which sums up to something more than 1 case per working day). The cases are not always evenly distributed over time, of course, but visitors staying for a couple of weeks are normally able to get quite some exotic patients.

We are therefore very glad to accept visiting Residents looking for exotic patients.

For more information or to organize an externship in Vienna please do not hesitate to contact me (

Best wishes,

Dr. Attilio Rocchi, Dip ECVAA
Department of Anaesthesiology and perioperative Intensive-Care Medicine
University of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinärplatz 1
1210 Vienna, Austria

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