To promote excellence in zoological medicine
The European College of Zoological Medicine (ECZM) is a European Veterinary Specialist College formed under the auspices of the European Board of Specialisation. The ECZM, evolved from the European College of Avian Medicine and Surgery (ECAMS), founded in 1993. In 2009 following new Specialist areas were provisionally recognised by the EBVS: Herpetological Medicine, Small Mammal Medicine and Wildlife Population Health, and in 2012 Zoo Health Management. The Specialist areas run parallel and separate to each other.
ECZM AGM 2014 will take place at Rauischholzhausen, Germany, on April 11th to April 13th
De facto recognition for Herpetological medicine, Small mammal medicine and Wildlife Population Health will be possible until April 2014. De facto recognition Zoo Health Management will be possible until April 2017. Founding Diplomates of this specialty are also in the process of setting up residencies to facilitate training in this specialty.
Thomas Tully, DVM, MSc, Diplomate ABVP-avian