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Thank you for your interest in applying for facility certification from the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society.  Please note that there are three levels of certification depending upon various factors, including hours of operation, specialist staffing, facilities and equipment (click here for descriptions).

The certification process is entirely electronic and does not involve site visits. This trust-based approach is designed to reduce the costs of the certification program and requires each hospital to provide written, pictorial, and video documentation of its facilities, staffing, and equipment.  All application materials are submitted electronically.

New Application Fee:  $300.00; includes non-refundable fee of $150.00 and an approval fee of $150.00.

Re-Certification Fee:  $400.00; includes non-refundable fee of $200.00 and an approval fee of $200.00.

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The certification will last for a period of two years. A renewal application is then required, which may involve a change or update of the level of certification and confirmation of accordance with standards. You have 30 days from the date of your facility certification renewal date to submit re-certification forms.  If the re-certification forms are not submitted, your VECCS Facility Certification status will be terminated.  


  1. Application for Facility Certification
  2. Application Checklist
  3. Facility Certification Checklist
  4. Reference Checklist
  5. Veterinarian Employee List & CE Log
  6. Technician Employee List & CE Log
  7. Other required documents (ie, pictures and videos, which are listed in the Application Checklist)
  8. Payment Form

Pictures: Clearly name the files, ie. Calibrated burettes, Crystalloids, etc.

Video: Please attempt to make one continuous video.

When taking photographs and videos to use lower resolution to facilitate file transfer.

First Time Application:

Re-Certification Application: