31.03 - 02.04, 2023




3 international speakers


"Let's be CPReady" is the name of the 8th edition of the RoVECCS congress. This year’s theme is all about getting the knowledge and practical skills for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in small animals. Therefore, we offer two practical workshops, as well as lectures to cover basic and advanced life support, how to introduce CPR training and how to care for the post-ROSC patient.

However, because the best CPR is avoided CPR, we will also cover subjects on how to care for the extremely critical patients, such as fluid therapy, blood gas analysis, transfusion therapy, cardiac patients, treating pneumothorax and even pit-viper snake envenomation!

We also have an exciting surprise for our participants! We will touch on a novel and interesting subject: cardiac surgery and use of bypass machine in dogs and HUMANS!

We are very excited to finally meet in person again! We will therefore return to Caro Hotel in Bucharest, the place where we acquired such beautiful memories. The workshops will be held on 31.03.2023, and the conference will be held over 2 days (the 1 st and 2 nd of April) , with lectures held by 4 ECC diplomates, an Associate Professor and a human cardiovascular surgeon. We can’t wait to see you then!


Our mission:
  • Gather all those who are passionate about or working in veterinary emergency and critical care: practitioners, students, nurses and practice managers.
  • Promote the study, development and practice of veterinary emergency and critical patient care in Romania and Eastern Europe.
Organizational structure:
  • Laura Ilie - President
  • Cosmin Mureșan – Vicepresident
  • Mira Anastasia Popa - Secretary
  • Adrian Iurcenco - Past president
  • Cristian Cristea si Andrei Tutuneanu - treasurers
  • Sinziana Radulescu si Ioana Cafrita - members at large
  • Daniela Taranu - consultant member
RoVECCS, at a short glance:
  • 2015 – 1st congress at the National Contemporary Art Museum(House of Parliament),Bucharest.
        200 attendees & 4 international speakers, workshop, social events and party. Our top speakers were Dan Chan, DACVECC, Aidan McAlinden, DECVS, Louise Clark, DECVAA, and Sérgio Guilherme, Diagnostic Imaging.
  • 2016 & 2017 – 2nd & 3rd editions at Hotel Caro, Bucharest – about 250 attendees
        6 international speakers,4 workshops, great parties and wonderful social events.
         Among our speakers: Howard B. Seim III ,DACVS, Dominic Barfield, DACVECC, Ambra Panti, DECVAA,Tobias Grave, DECVECC, Kris Gommeren, DECVIM-CA, Ceriel Maas, DECVS.
  • 2018 - 4th edition at Regina Elisabeta’s Theatre, Bucharest – about 200 attendees
        9 speakers, 3 days of talk, 5 workshops, social events as well as parties
        Speakers: Francesco Staffieri DVM, PhD (anesthesia), Aaron Jackson, DACVS, Jocelyn Patterson, DACVECC, Jaqueline Nobles,
        DACVECC Laura Ilie, DACVECC, Adrian Iurcenco,DVM Cosmin Muresan,DVM, PhD, Cristian Cristea,DVM, Sinziana Radulescu DVM, MRCVS.
  • 2019 - The fifth edition in Cluj-Napoca, Cluj Arena - 200 participants, 4 international and 9 national speakers, 4 workshops and 3 days of conferences, party, social events and hiking trip in the Carpathian mountains.
    Speakers: Howard B. Seim III - DACVS, Timothy Hackett - DACVECC, Laura Ilie - DACVECC, Celine Pouzot-Nevoret - DVM, PhD, Adrian Iurcenco, Cosmin Muresan, Cristian Cristea, Sînziana Rădulescu, Ioana Cristina Cafriță, Andrei Tutuneanu, Victor Chitic, Constantin Bodolea, Dan Sebastian Dîrzu.
  • 2021 - „We Are All in The Same Boat”, the 6 th edition, held exclusively online for the first time, on the VIN platform. We had 3 days of lectures, 200 participants, 4 Romanian speakers and 4 international ones. Speakers: Cosmin Mureșan, Alexandra Mureșan, Sînziana Rădulescu, Mihai Măcinic, Emily Thomas, Tom Greensmith, Steven De Decker and Mark Plested.
  • 2022: „Let’s Breathe!”, the 8th edition, where the brachycephalic patient was dealt with from various perspectives. The conference was online again, on the VIN platform: 2 days of lectures held by de 7 diplomats, one resident and a very experienced nurse, and 200 participants. Speakers: Dan O’Neil, Lynda Rutheford, Elizabeth Thomovsky, Andra Enache, Attillio Rochi, Andrea Holmes, Jennifer Herring, Emily Gorman and Jonathan Powers.

Scientific programme

Most presentations will be in English.

- Registration + welcome coffee

- Opening

- Sinziana Rădulescu - Let’s be EReady!

- Tom Greensmith - Blood gas analysis made simple

- Coffee break (30 min)

- Tom Greensmith - Fluid therapy of the critical patient

- Emily Thomas - Transfusion therapy

- Lunch break (60 min)

- Sponsor talk (20 min)

- Tom Greensmith - CPR– basic life support, advanced life support

- Coffee break (30 min)

- Emily Thomas - Post ROSC patient care

- Emily Thomas - How to introduce CPR training in practice

- End of day


- Sleep more

- Wake up coffee

- Andrei Baisan - Practical approach to congestive heart failure

- Andrei Baisan & Andreea Cătălina Turcu - Hemodynamic instability - clinical cases

- Coffee break (30 min)

- Tom Greensmith - Cardiac surgery and use of bypass machine in dogs-an overview

- Dr. Cosmin Opriș - Cardiac surgery and use of bypass machine in humans- an overview

- Sponsor talk (20 min)

- Raffle

- Lunch break(60 min)

- Efrat Kelmer - Blood-patch pleurodesis for treatment of pneumothorax- how and when?

- Efrat Kelmer - Pit-viper snake envenomation

- Inchidere

All hours are Eastern European Time Zone (EET) = GMT +2


Emily Thomas
Dick White Referrals, UK

Emily graduated from Cambridge in 2005. She completed her residency in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the USA in 2012, since when she has worked in both private and academic referral practice. She currently works as an Emergency and Critical Care Specialist at Dick White Referrals in the UK.

Emily Thomas

Dick White Referrals, UK

Tom Greensmith
Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care
Queen Mother Hospital for Animals,
Royal Veterinary College

Tom graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in 2010 and began working in a busy emergency and critical care centre where he stayed for the next four years. After completing an internship at Bristol University, he then completed his residency in emergency and critical care at the RVC in 2018, gaining both a Master’s degree and his American Diplomate status the same year. Tom remained at the RVC and after a fellowship in cardiothoracic perfusion he became a lecturer in emergency and critical care. He is actively involved in all forms of extracorporeal therapy (including cardiopulmonary bypass, dialysis and plasma exchange), with his main clinical interests being sepsis, multiple organ failure, advanced mechanical ventilation and acid base analysis.

Tom Greensmith


​Dr. Efrat Yagil-Kelmer

Dr. Efrat Yagil-Kelmer, Diplomate of the American and European College of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Director of the Department of Emergency and Critical Care at the Koret University Veterinary Hospital, founded by the Hebrew University. Dr. Kelmer completed her veterinary studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2000. She then completed her master’s degree in immunology and a 4-year residency in emergency medicine and Critical care of small animals from the American College of Emergency Medicine and Critical care of small animals in Columbia, Missouri, USA . After her residency, she successfully passed the board certified exams and worked for another two years as a boarfd certified veterinarian in the Emergency and Critical Care Department of the University of Knoxville, Tennessee. After seven and a half years in the United States, Dr. Yagil-Kelmer returned to Israel to work as a senior veterinarian in the emergency of Critical care department at the Koret University Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Yagil-Kelmer’s interests include the Israel Viper snake bites, GDV, heat stroke and coagulopathies in dogs and cats.

​Dr. Efrat Yagil-Kelmer


Sînziana Rădulescu
Dr med vet GP Cert(EM&S) PGDip VCP MVetMed DACVECC MRCVS

Sinziana graduated from the University of Bucharest in 2011 and co-founded the first animal blood bank in Romania the same year. After working in small animal emergency practices in Romania and UK she completed a rotating internship at the RVC and an ECC internship at the University of Edinburgh. Sinziana then completed her specialist in emergency and critical care at the Royal Veterinary College and obtained her American Diplomate status in 2022. She is interested in all aspects of emergency medicine and intensive care, although is keen to focus on sepsis, nosocomial infections and analgesia of critical patients.

Sînziana Rădulescu

Dr med vet GP Cert(EM&S) PGDip VCP MVetMed DACVECC MRCVS

Andreea Cătălina Turcu

Andreea Cătălina Turcu is a PhD student at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of Iași, Romania. She graduated the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Life Sciences Iași in 2019 and started her PhD in the same year at the Department of Semiology and Medical Pathology. Her PhD topic is represented by the evaluation of haemodynamic changes in dogs and cats with dyspnea. Her research activity is focused on the field of veterinary cardiology and veterinary radiology. During her studies, she took part in two Erasmus mobilities in Croatia at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb (2018) and in Spain at the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Cordoba (2022), and in a NAWA project in Poland at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (2021).

Andreea Cătălina Turcu


Andrei Baisan
DVM, PhD, Assist. Lect. Diagnostic Imaging Department

Andrei's focus is mainly in veterinary cardiology. He graduated in 2012 at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “Ion Ionescu dela Brad” Iasi and finished a PhD in the field of cardiology in 2016. He performed several internships during the activity in Italy – FMV Napoli and Institutto di Novara, Israel and Poland under the direct supervision of Veterinary Cardiology Specialists.

He also published several papers in the field of veterinary cardiology, in both national and international journals and participated with accepted researches in International Congresses such as ECVIM and FECAVA. His main clinical activity consists of cardiologic and diagnostic imaging and he is currently occupying a didactic place in the Veterinary Faculty of Iasi, Romania.

He is also very interested in the research field of clinical veterinary cardiology for providing useful information in the veterinary field.

Andrei Baisan

DVM, PhD, Assist. Lect. Diagnostic Imaging Department

Registration fees

participation fee vets

2 days

participation fee students

2 days

Workshop CPR

Emily Thomas

Workshop Tubes and things

Tom Greensmith

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Hotel Caro, Str. Barbu Văcărescu 164A, Bucharest 020285, Romania


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