What and who are RoVECCS?
Roveccs started with the idea that united we ca do more for our field of interes, veterinary emergencies and intesive care. Only working toghether a community can have progress. Eastern Europe has so much to recuperate in relearning about this concept, putting our differences aside and be united by our common needs and goals. Most of us will be colleagues for life.
The goals of the association?
For a balkan vet it is so much more difficult to keep up with what’s new. Trips to other parts of Europe are quite expensive for us and not too many are in english. So we decided to create our own local congreses and courses (cheaper) with internarional lecturers and also promote “local” specialists that are unknown to their vet community.
3. Future plans?
Continue our annual congress at the highest level possible and (hopefully this year) start a series of multiple day seminars for small groups of 30 to 50 vets, that can give a deeper insight into emergency medicine and not only.
4. Who is Adrian Iurcenco?
That is almost philosophical and what I have been asking myself for a while .
I grew up in communist Bucharest, waiting in line for food and ice cream and barefoot in the hills and woods of Romanian countryside; later, in the refugee campus and schools of Holland. Finished my vet studies back in Bucharest and some more advanced vet studies arround Europe.
Now I own an emergency veterinary clinic with an ambulance service (Speedvet), two akitas with which I hike the Romanian mountains sometimes and (in my free time) I preside Roveccs.
5. What do you think about the level of veterinary medicine on the Balkans?
I think that the level in rural parts of the countries is much lower than in the cities, compared to the rest of Europe and that needs to be changed. I also think that Eastern vets are doing much more efforts to be competitive than their Western colleagues and even though we are still far behind, the progress is faster than what they had so far.
The key is to keep going to scientific events and be passionate about their preffered subjects. Passion is what we have plenty of, just needs to be smartly directed in veterinary science .
Go to congreses and seminars and apply the science in your daily practices!
6. What do you think about Vets on the Balkans?
Plenty of space to grow, great future if you keep up the good work. You unite our need for a healty veterinary community, where we can be confortable among colleagues, learn new things and know what else is going on in our “neighbourhood”