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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  • ACVP & ASVCP Annual Meeting in Partnership with ASIP

    ACVP & ASVCP Annual Meeting in Partnership with ASIP

    8-12 November 2014, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.   For more details visit the link below: http://www.acvp.org/meeting/index.cfm

  • BSTP Meetings

    BSTP Meetings

    Rational Selection of the Non-Rodent Species:  Toxicology, Pathology and Relevance to Man The 29th Annual Meeting of the British Society of Toxicological Pathology (BSTP) held jointly with the Association of Comparative Clinical Pathology (ACCP) and […]

  • 2014 RTP Rodent Pathology Course

    21-23 September 2014, Raleigh, North Carolina On behalf of the Research Triangle Park (RTP) area veterinary pathology community, we are pleased to announce the Seventh RTP Rodent Pathology Course, focusing on Endocrine Pathology at the […]



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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 […]

  • Obituary of Professor Yan Cherel

    It is with regret that we announce the untimely death of Yan Cherel on 13th December 2013.  Professor Cherel worked at the Nantes (Oniris) Veterinary School in France and was a Diplomate of the ECVP.  […]



    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 […]


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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 […]