The objectives of the European Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society are to raise the level of patient care for seriously ill or injured animals in Europe and to promote the advancement of knowledge and high standards of practice in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine.

We aim to accomplish this by providing information to veterinarians and the public, through education and training programs and by providing a forum for collaboration between individuals interested and involved with veterinary emergency and critical care medicine and surgery.

We envisage that in the future all critically ill and injured animals will receive care from integrated teams of dedicated and highly trained personnel who use knowledge, technology and compassion to provide timely, safe, effective and efficient patient-centred care.