The European College of Veterinary Pathologists was established in 1995 to advance veterinary pathology and promote high standards within the specialty in Europe. The European College of Veterinary Pathologists represents an organised effort to establish criteria for training and experience to qualify as a specialist in veterinary pathology. The organisation encourages veterinarians entering veterinary pathology to acquire training and competence based on approved standards.

Features of our site includes lists of National and International continuing education programmes,  meetings and courses; Practice mock examinations and training cases as well as information on the the organisation of the college, its affiliates and inclusion of a discussion forum for trainees.


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  • Royal College of Pathologists

    Royal College of Pathologists

    Emerging zoonoses and AMR Friday 15 May 2015 Royal Society of Medicine 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE Please see attached flyer for further details: 



    Annual seminar of the French Society of Veterinary Pathology Liver pathology of domestic animals: An update 26th-28th March 2015 Institut Pasteur, Paris 25, rue du Docteur Roux – Paris (France) Guest speakers : Pr J. […]

  • ESVD European Society of Veterinary Dermatology Workshop

    ESVD European Society of Veterinary Dermatology Workshop

    16th – 19th June 2015 Palazzo Trecchi – Cremona, Italy For more information please see Preliminary Programme: .



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  • Changes to Training Requirements from 1 February 2014

    Changes to Training Requirements from 1 February 2014

    Please note changes to the training requirements for the ECVP certifying examination that will be in force from 1 February 2014 onwards.  Please see the up to date guidance notes:  http://www.ecvpath.org/residency-training/ Please find the new trainee […]



    IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR NEW CANDIDATES Possibility to Change the Examination Format From 2014 onwards, all new candidates (everybody sitting five parts) will have the possibility to sit the exam in two formats. The conventional format (five […]

  • Junior Pathologist Travel Bursaries

    Junior Pathologist Travel Bursaries

    JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY EDUCATIONAL TRUST The Journal of Comparative Pathology Educational Trust (JCPET) is pleased to announce the availability of travel bursaries for junior pathologists to enable them: To attend and present (a poster […]


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  • New Diplomates 2014

    New Diplomates 2014

    The ECVP Council and Examination Committee are delighted to announce the following new ECVP diplomates, who have been successful in the recent ECVP qualifying examination held in Ghent, Belgium in February 2014. The formal award […]

  • Exam Examples & Eligibility

    Exam Examples & Eligibility

    We’ve put together new information about the exam to make it more transparent  and also added some examples from each section.   Please visit our dedicated pages listed below: Exam application – check your eligibility […]