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Next Examination

We plan to hold the next Examination in Het Pand in Ghent, Belgium, from 14th to 16th of February 2022.



As of the 2020 Examination, the Veterinary Pathology minor item of Laboratory Animals will be modified to better reflect the current professional context in which comparative pathologists work. The main change will be the inclusion of animal models of human diseases and the distribution of topics will become:

  • 40% Non-infectious spontaneous background pathology of laboratory animals,
  • 20% Infectious diseases of laboratory animal species
  • 40% Pathology of specific animal models of human diseases (transgenic, experimental, infectious…).

Accordingly, the reading list will be updated as reported here


Beginning with and including the 2020 Examination, the Veterinary Pathology minor item of Fish has been discontinued and hence will no longer be an option for candidates. Fish pathology cases will still be included in the Histology and/or Gross sections as appropriate.


Due to a fact that only occasional candidates have chosen toxicological pathology this has been omitted as a part of the veterinary pathology section in the ECVP examination from the examination 2018 onward.

Deadline for Applications

Completed original application forms, accompanied by the examination fee, must be uploaded Submit your Exam Application

All applications must be received by 1st AUGUST of the preceding year (i.e. 1st August 2021 for the 2022 examination.)


Last Updated: November 10th, 2021