about ves

Founded in 2003, the Veterinary Endoscopy Society is a scientific and educational association with more than 500 members representing over 25 countries worldwide.

advancing the practice

The VES is dedicated to advancing the practice of endoscopic surgery and interventions in order to provide the highest quality of care to patients. Members represent specialty veterinarians from numerous specialties, including surgery, internal medicine, emergency and critical care, dermatology, radiology, general practitioners, and human physicians.

The society’s core purpose and mission is to work with its members to deliver patient-centered care through minimally-invasive interventions.

Veterinarians performing endoscopy pioneered minimally invasive treatment, which reaches the source of a medical problem through small cameras inserted through natural openings or a tiny incision in the skin to perform a targeted treatment. Endoscopic treatments performed by board-certified experts can deliver solutions with less risk, less pain and less recovery time than traditional surgery. These treatments are delivered in collaboration with the patients’ care team.

our mission


  • Advance the art and science of veterinary endoscopy.
  • Encourage its members to pursue original investigations, to report unusual cases, and to discuss diagnosis, management, and advances of veterinary endoscopy.
  • Encourage its members to contribute to continuing education in veterinary endoscopy and to report in high quality veterinary journals