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The International Conference on Avian, Herpetological, and Exotic Mammal Medicine, ICARE 2017
March 25-31, 2017
Venice, Italy
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4th International Ranavirus Symposium, June 7th-10th,2017, Budapest, Hungary
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The Zoo and Wildlife Health Conference 2017 will take place in Berlin, Germany, May 24th - 27th, 2017
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TEZWIC -Transilvania Exotics, Zoo and Wildlife International Congress will be held on June 15-18, 2017 at Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Summer Course
Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d'Alfort organizes Summer Class in Biostatistics and Epidemiology for Comparative Studies, 26th - 28th June, 2017
AAV Conference 2017
AAV Conference
July 2019-August 2, 2017
Washington, DC, USA


AIM OF ECZM: 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 Veterinary 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.

The European College of Zoological Medicine was established to make further progress in research and practice to benefit health and well-being of free-ranging and captive non-domesticated animals. The ECZM invests efforts to establish and maintain high standards of training that will lead to recognition as European Veterinary Specialist in Zoological Medicine. Certification increases prestige of the profession and results in more competent zoological veterinary medicine service to associated institutions and public parties/entities. The College encourages veterinarians interested in obtaining specialty status in Zoological Medicine to enter a residency program through the ECZM in order to obtain competences based on approved standards.   

"Zoological Medicine integrates veterinary medicine and the principles of ecology and conservation as applied in both natural and artificial environments. (JAVMA 2001;219:1532-1535)

Call for De Facto Diplomates for Zoo Health Management

De facto diplomate applications for Herpetology, Small Mammal and Wildlife Population Health are now closed. Thank you to all those that have applied.

Applications for de facto recognition for Zoo Health Management will be accepted until 11.59pm (central european time) on April 21st 2017. Founding Diplomates of this specialty are also in the process of setting up residencies to facilitate training in this specialty.

Thomas Tully, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP (Avian), DipECZM (Avian)

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