The primary objectives of the ECVO are to advance veterinary ophthalmology in Europe and increase the competency of those who practice in this field by
- Establishing guidelines for post-graduate education and experience prerequisite to become a specialist in the speciality of veterinary ophthalmology
- Examining and authenticating veterinarians as specialists in veterinary ophthalmology to serve the veterinary patient, its owner and the public in general, by providing expert care for animals with ophthalmic disease
- Encouraging research and other contributions to knowledge relating to the pathogenesis, diagnosis, therapy, prevention, and the control of diseases directly or indirectly affecting the eye of all animals, and
- Promoting communication and dissemination of this knowledge.