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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  • ESVP/ECVP Annual Meeting

    ESVP/ECVP Annual Meeting

    We are pleased to announce the opening of the congress website in respect of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the European Society of Veterinary Pathologists and the 26th Annual Meeting of the European College of […]

  • BSTP Meetings

    BSTP Meetings

      BTS Annual Congress 2015 Symposium 5: British Society of Toxicological Pathology Renal Pathology: Integration with Toxicology 19th to 22nd April 2015 St. John’s Hotel, Solihull, UK For further information visit: http://www.bstp.org.uk/events or http://www.thebts.org/Meetings or Email: […]

  • ESAVS – Neuropathology and MRI Interpretation

    ESAVS – Neuropathology and MRI Interpretation

    24-28 June 2015 Berne, Switzerland The European School for Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) www.esavs.org is organizing a course in Neuropathology.   All information and registration details are available at: http://www.esavs.org/en/artikel.php?a=1327  Programme  Registration 



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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 […]


Useful Information

  • New Diplomates 2015

    New Diplomates 2015

    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 2015. 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 […]