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 organisation of the college, its affiliates and inclusion of a discussion forum for trainees.

May 2020

Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

Cat (Felis catus)

July 2020

Horse, Hanoverian thoroughbred

August 2020

Red Kite

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The worldwide coronavirus pandemic heavily impacts our daily lives.

The decisions to postpone our Annual Meeting 2020 and the Summer School 2020 have not been taken lightly but keeping everyone safe and healthy is our priority and left us no other option.

With regards to the next certifying exam in February 2021, we are continuing with the necessary preparations and are currently planning to go ahead as scheduled. However, the ECVP Council and Exam Committee is closely monitoring the evolving pandemic and future adjustments to the schedule and/or exam settings may be necessary to keep everyone safe. If changes will be necessary, we will inform you in time and on this website.

We are also currently investigating possibilities of online training in order to support you and your training in veterinary pathology.

Should you have any ideas on how you may contribute, please contact us: admin@ecvpath.org
As usual, all ideas and suggestions are welcome.

Please take care of yourselves and stay physically distant but connected.

Your ECVP Council

Michael Day obituary

It is with deep regret that we would like to inform you about the death of Professor Michael Day. He was charter member of the ECVP. Please find here a personal obituary written by Christiane Krudewig who was one of his co-workers at Bristol Veterinary School, UK.

  Michael Day obituary C.Krudewig (139.7 KiB, 137 hits)


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