About VetCEE

Veterinary Continuing Education in Europe (VetCEE) was founded in 2014 as a joint initiative of veterinary academia (European Association of Establishments of Veterinary Education - EAEVE), veterinary specialists (European Board of Veterinary Specialisation – EBVS) and the veterinary profession (Federation of Veterinarians of Europe - FVE and Union of European Veterinary Practitioners - UEVP). Current members EAEVE and EBVS have opened VetCEE membership applications for national veterinary competent authorities and non-profit veterinary associations.

The main purpose of VetCEE is to provide quality assurance and accreditation of national and international programmes for Continuing Veterinary Education (CVE) in Europe and to facilitate the recognition of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) between the various countries in Europe and beyond.

VetCEE aims to encourage the highest standards in the development, delivery and harmonisation of CVE and of CPD for veterinarians. The main objective is to contribute to high-quality continuing professional development accessible to all veterinarians in Europe, and thus to improve the quality of veterinary medicine.

VetCEE is an independent non-profit and has established minimum standards for the accreditation of any kind of veterinary CPD activity or e-learning material that fulfils the expected quality requirements. VetCEE closely collaborates with the Veterinary Statutory Bodies or National Competent Authorities and all stakeholders of the profession.

VetCEE only focusses on the assessment, evaluation and accreditation of post-graduate veterinary training. Awarding titles, registration of veterinarians and recording of their CPD remains under the responsibility of the National Competent Authorities and/or Veterinary Statutory Bodies. Nevertheless, VetCEE provides a common system of CPD credits and by accrediting veterinary CPD it encourages and facilitates mutual recognition of existing CPD all over Europe.

Interested in becoming a VetCEE evaluator and joining our team? Apply here.

Interested in becoming a member of VetCEE? For National Competent Authorities and non-profit veterinary associations only, read more here.