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The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) is an organization of board-certified scientists that has been setting the standard for veterinary pathology since 1949. By promoting excellence in veterinary pathology, ACVP improves and protects human and animal health for the betterment of society.

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Veterinary Pathology JournalVeterinary Pathology is the official journal of the ACVP. It is a forum for original observations on the pathology of natural and experimental disease in animals, and animal models of human disease – all helping to further scientific knowledge of veterinary pathology. The Journal has worldwide distribution and welcomes manuscript submission by all scientists.

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The ACVP has established strict standards of training and expertise, and offers certifying examinations recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Certification candidates may be examined either in Anatomic Pathology or Clinical Pathology.

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In the News

Drs. Anne Barger and Thomas Mullaney recently received Zoetis Distinguished Veterinary Teacher Awards and Drs. Joanne Messick and Barry Rouse received Zoetis Awards for Veterinary Research Excellence. Read more.

ACVP member, Steve Stockham, professor of veterinary clinical pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Veterinary Clinical Pathology Hall of Fame Award from the European Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology.  Read more.

ACVP member, James Carpenter, DVM, formerly from Marshfield, was honored with the Stange Award for Meritorious Service from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine on Nov. 8. Read more.

Nancy A. Gillett, an acclaimed experimental pathologist, scientific leader, research manager and global business executive, has been selected to receive the 2013 Washington State University Regents’ Distinguished Alumna Award. Read more.

ACVP Diplomate Patricia Pesavento has been quoted by the VIN news service responding to questions about DogCV. Read more.

ACVP members Kathy Burek, Stephen Raverty and Judy St. Leger were recently involved in imaging and necropsying a dead killer whale calf at the Alaska Spine Institute's imaging center. Read more.

Dr. Corrie Brown has received the XIIth International Veterinary Congress Prize from the American Veteirnary Medical Association because of her contributions to an international understanding of veterinary medicine. Read more.

ACVP member Stephen Raverty working with Joseph Gaydos, of the University of California Davis' Seadoc Society, about ten years ago developed a checklist for whale necropsies and distributed it from Russia to Japan, Alaska to Mexico. Read more.

Veterinary pathologist Dr Lucy Woolford, working within Roseworthy Campus' new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, said they have identified dolphin morbillivirus and systemic fungal infection as the cause of the recent death of two juvenile dolphins. Read more.

ACVP Diplomate, David Besselsen is quoted in a recent article about bringing a veterinary medical program to the University of Arizona. Read more.

ACVP member, Mary Anna Thrall, has received the 2012 AAVMC Distinguished Teacher Award. Read more.

ACVP Past-President Claire Andreasen is featured remembering her veterinary medicine studies. Learn more.

Auburn University veterinary professor, department head and alumnus Dr. Calvin Johnson has been named dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine after a national search, effective March 1, announced today by Dr. Timothy Boosinger, Auburn provost and vice president for academic affairs. Read more.

Trying to help solve a puzzle that has baffled federal investigators for years, a veterinary toxicology and pathology team at the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is collecting information on dogs that have become ill after eating jerky treats. ACVP member, Kendal Har who is a veterinary clinical pathologist, is leading the effort. Read more.

ACVP members Patricia Pesavento and Michael Lairmore are quoted in the Science Daily article entitled, "Emerging Virus in Raccoons May Provide Cancer Clues." Read more…

ACVP member, Lance Perryman, DVM, PhD, was honored with the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association during its annual conferenc. Read more.

Early View Newsletter Article: The Education Committee of the ACVP has inaugurated a minisymposium entitled “Pillars of Pathology” that highlight the newcomers in the history of veterinary pathology. Four pathologists were chosen to populate this first minisymposium, bearing in mind the candidate list was long and the choice of only four difficul. Drs. Barthold, Meuten, King and Thrall will speak at the inaugural minisymposium at the Annual Meeting of the ACVP in Seattle, WA in December 2012. Read more.

Early View Newsletter Article: In the last newsletter, the 2012-2017 ACVP Strategic Plan was introduced.  That document offers a roadmap of key issues to address during the next 5 years to remain a progressive and forward-looking organization that serves the needs of its members, especially during times of substantial change. The following is the ACVP 2012-2017 Strategic Plan Overview. Read more.

John W. Harvey, D.V.M., Ph.D., executive associate dean and a professor of hematology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named to the European Society of Veterinary Clinical Pathology’s Hall of Fame. Read more.

Dr. Garry Adams, a professor in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, received  the  American Veterinary Medical Association Lifetime of Excellence in Research Award during the organization’s annual convention on Aug. 7 in San Diego. Read more.

Heather L. Wamsley, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP (Clinical), an alumni of University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) 2012 Student AVMA Teaching Excellence Award. Learn more.

A new strain of avian flu that jumped from birds to mammals is responsible for the death of more than 160 seals off the New England coast last year, scientists announced Tuesday, July 31. Learn more.

Renowned veterinary pathologist and Guelph professor Bernard McSherry, who developed electrolyte solutions for calves that led to today's use of intravenous fluids to treat sick livestock died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at a Guelph hospice at age 94. Read more.

Following a national search, Auburn University President Jay Gogue has selected Timothy Boosinger as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Read more.

Every winter, instead of flip-flops and a beach umbrella, U.S. Army Maj. Christine Christensen opts for a fur-lined coat, several feet of snow, sub-zero temperatures and dozens of sled dogs. Read more.

Early View Newsletter Article: President Claire Andreasen writes about the new ACVP 2012 - 2017 Strategic Plan that is designed to keep the ACVP progressive and forward-looking. Read more.

Early View Newsletter Article: The American Board of Veterinary Specialties has mandated maintenance of certificationfor Diplomates certified in 2016 and after. Maintenance of Certification Committee Chair Mandy Fales-Williams concisely outlines the steps that ACVP is taking to meet the mandate. Read more.

Dr. Daniel Scruggs Receives the El Toro Award for Excellence in Food Animal Medicine. The award recognizes veterinarians, who through their contributions to food animal practice, organized veterinary medicine, high ideals, and dedication to the production of food animals, serve as role models for veterinary students. Learn more.

Michael Kinsel, a member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists,  is listed as an author in the  Center for Disease Control journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases. The article, Chrysosporium sp. Infection in Eastern Massauga Rattlesnakes, describes the emergence of the fungi in free-ranging snakes. Learn more.

An Illinois State University research team has helped upend a widely accepted theory that wind farms are deadly to bats because of the low-pressure field created by the turning turbine blades according to an article published in the ACVP journal, Veterinary Pathology. Learn more.

Veterinary Pathologist Lisa Farina is honored by the University of Florida ACVP Student Chapter as Mentor of the Year. Learn more

Stephen W. Barthold, DVM, Ph.D., of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine will receive the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges' (AAVMC) inaugural 2011 Merial-AAVMC Excellence in Research Award on Saturday, August 6, at the Merial-NIH National Veterinary Scholars Symposium in Florida. Learn more.

Australia Day Honours for Alders and Jubb. Robyn Alders, who holds veterinary science degrees from the University of Sydney (1983-1985) and the Australian National University (1989) was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Austrial on Janury 26 for "distinguised service..." Learn more here.

Willie E. Reed Receives Iverson Bell Award Dr. Willie E. Reed, AAVMC president and dean of Purdue University's School of Veterinary Medicine, received the Iverson Bell Award, given in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions in promoting opportunities for underrepresented minorities in veterinary medical education.

Air pollution plays role in cardiac, metabolic diseases To explore one of the most critical health/environment intersections - how the very air we breathe can cause heart disease and diabetes and contribute to the problems of obesity - Michigan State University has been named a Clean Air Research Center by the Environmental Protection Agency. Learn more here.




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