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ECVO information - updated September 2021

2022

The ECVO theoretical exam will be held online from April 4-8, 2022.  

The ECVO practical exam will be held from June 16-17, 2022 in Zurich. 

General

The Examination and Executive Committees understand that exam candidates and colleagues need as much notice as possible to facilitate planning. A procedural change will occur. The theoretical exam will be held annually during the month of April, and the exact dates will be announced one year before. 

Future theory exams will be held online. Candidates can sit the exam in their home countries if certain requirements are fulfilled, including the direct invigilation by a European or American Diplomate (of any college). 

The practical exam will be held in the same year. We will try to give the dates and location one year in advance but this may not always be possible. 

Please read the updated Reading List (which has been reduced) and the updated Exam Instructions for Candidates (changes highlighted in yellow).

 

On behalf of the Examination and Executive Committees

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The European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ECVO) is the only professional body in the field of veterinary ophthalmology that is officially recognized by the European Board of Veterinary SpecializationEBVS
At the ECVO, we strive to provide expert care for animals with ophthalmic diseases via our residency trained European Specialists in Veterinary Ophthalmology, who can offer the highest quality service to the animal owner and the general public . Learn more
 
The Primary Objectives of the ECVO are:
  • The encouragement of clinical and scientific research in veterinary ophthalmology
  • The advancement of veterinary ophthalmology in Europe
  • The establishment of recognized, post-graduate training programmes known as residencies
  • The examination and certification of veterinarians who have successfully completed a residency
  • The encouragement of clinical and scientific research in veterinary ophthalmology
  • The promotion and dissemination of the results of this research