Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society

The Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (VECCS), with the support of Association Options, is recruiting and evaluating candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

 About VECCS

 The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) founded in 1978 is an IRS designated 501(c)3 organization with an associated 501(c)3 Foundation. Led by a 7-member Board and supported by 4 staff, VECCS is comprised of 5,000 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary practice managers, veterinary students, physicians, nurses, scientists and other persons who are interested in the advancement of veterinary emergency and critical patient care.  VECCS is a prominent and growing Society recognized as an international leader in veterinary continuing education, an innovator in conducting national and international conferences and an organization continually focused on high quality scholarly programs. 

The purpose of the Society is to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency medicine and critical patient care. Toward this purpose, the Society:

  • Associates and affiliates into one organization doctors of veterinary medicine, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, veterinary practice managers, and other individuals engaged in the practice of, or who have special interest in, the field of veterinary emergency and critical care;
  • Establishes and promotes uniform standards and guidelines for the practice of veterinary emergency and critical patient care;
  • Fosters and encourages education, research and scientific progress in veterinary emergency and critical patient care; and
  • Disseminates information pertinent to veterinary emergency and critical care to all interested groups and organizations.

VECCS Vision

Raising the level of patient care.

VECCS Mission

Supporting the veterinary healthcare team to improve the delivery and quality of emergency and critical care.

VECCS Values

  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Support
  • Wisdom
  • Inclusiveness

2018 Strategic Goals

The Society’s current strategic goals are as follows:

  • Knowledge – Provide education, support research, and expand opportunities to raise the quality of patient care.
  • Outreach – Promote the VECCS mission through public and professional education, leveraging alliances with affiliated organizations, and altruism.
  • Support – Provide Society resources to enhance the success and wellness of the healthcare team.
  • Sustainability – Ensure a strong, viable future of VECCS through engaged leadership to promote active membership.

VECCS strategic plan can be found at