SVECCS exists to promote the education and involvement of veterinary students in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine.

NSVECCS is a sub-organization of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS), NSVECCS works as a liaison and parent organization for the individual SVECCS chapters at various Colleges and Schools of Veterinary Medicine.

We are here to promote the education and involvement of veterinary students in all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine. We are the second largest student organization in many veterinary colleges. We are well known for our support of our chapters’ wet lab activities and exceptional student engagement. Here you will find information about specific SVECCS student chapters, educational and employment opportunities in emergency and critical care medicine, links and reference materials, as well as a number of other sources of information.

To provide our members with opportunities to advance their knowledge in medicine and surgery relating to the Emergency and Critical Care specialty.  Emphasis will be placed the importance of interdisciplinary approaches, teamwork, and communication to members of the community and professional within veterinary medicine.

The National Board members are dedicated to helping veterinary students gain opportunity in the Emergency & Critical Care specialty. We work hard year-round to keep you updated on events, CE, conferences, externships/internships, etc.

The national board is composed of the following positions:

  • (1) NSVECCS Chairperson
  • (5) Board Members

The election cycle is from March to March on a two year term. As a National Board member, you are required to work with VECCS on NSVECS initiatives, attend IVECCS as a student volunteer, and the National SVECCS meeting that takes place at IVECCS.

As a NSVECCS board member, travel and accommodations will be subsidized by VECCS.

Must submit application once a year through VECCS Awards Platform with the following information:

  • Updated contact information for chapter president, advisor, and school’s awards coordinator
  • Chapter constitution (sample provided on application form)
  • Upload list of active members
  • Eligibility requirement for scholarships/grants
  • Bi-Monthly Dinner and Discussions with a VECCSpert
  • 50% off VECCS Student Membership – for promotional code, please email [email protected]
  • SVECCS to VECCS Crossover Program – Students that have maintained “good standing” in their school’s chapter for 3 years during their Vet School career will receive 1- year online VECCS membership free upon graduation (Hardcopy can be included at the cost-difference from the online only membership).

Recipient selected by chapter advisor, designed to be awarded to 4th year/graduating student who has demonstrated extraordinary commitment and exceptional proficiency in caring for emergency and critical care patients regardless of species

  • $500 and a 1-year VECCS membership, certificate of recognition, VECCS stethoscope and various books/education materials
  • Nominations open during the Spring semester. Recipients will be honored at their school’s awards ceremony.

For any questions, please email [email protected].

Students who volunteer 2 half-days will receive free registration and stipends will be awarded to SVECCS chapters whose students attend and volunteer at IVECCS, with $1000 going to the school whose students volunteer the most hours

  • 1-2 Student volunteers = $300
  • 3+ Student volunteers = $500
  • SVECCS Chapter with the most volunteer hours = $1000

For any questions, please email [email protected].

VECCS, ACVECC and ACVECCTN are excited to announce the launch of diversity, equity and inclusion focused scholarships to support attendance at IVECCS. IVECCS is an amazing chance to experience all that a career in Emergency & Critical Care has to offer as well as to get some great CE!

  • Several scholarships are available and are open to:
    • Veterinary students
    • Veterinary technician students currently enrolled in an accredited program
    • Veterinary technicians who have graduated from an accredited program in the past year
  • Recipients will receive $1000 to cover travel expenses and accommodations, expected to volunteer and will receive free registration.
  • Application deadline: May 22, 2023


For any questions, please email [email protected].

  • Each College of Veterinary Medicine with an active SVECCS chapter will be offered a $1000 scholarship to be awarded to SVECCS student(s). High consideration given to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • Applications open in the Fall through November 30th.


For any questions, please email [email protected].

The Student Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society (SVECCS) is offering a grant to active student chapters to provide funding for wet labs or lectures supplementing their college’s curriculum. Our vision for this grant is for our veterinary student chapters to design either a lecture and/or wet lab for a topic to which students would not otherwise be exposed.

  • $500 grant for wet lab funding
  • Applications open in the Fall through November 30th.


For any questions, please email [email protected].

Upcoming Webinars
Dinner & Discussion With a VECCSpert
Sponsored by: MedVet

Date: Wednesday, November 15th | 6:00pm CT

Topic: What to Do After School – The Great Debate

VECCSpert: Dr. Jon Fletcher