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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.

ACVP Members: Members may now access Veterinary Pathology either through the ACVP Members Only main page or by following the activation instructions (PDF).

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ACVP 2015 Exam Application

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New: Communication Regarding the 2014 Exam Results. (PDF)

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New: 2015 Phase 1 Exam - Thursday, March 19, 2015. Registration is now live.

For candidates preparing to take this exam, the reading lists will be the same as for the 2014 Examination. Journal articles in print or electronically released before 1 September 2014 will be considered in preparation of the exam.

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2012 ACVP Salary Survey

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Veterinary Pathology
In the News

Congratulations to Corrie Brown, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Meigs Professor of anatomic pathology, who has been selected by the SAVMA House of Delegates as the recipient of the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award. This is a national award that recognizes excellence in instruction and efforts that go “above and beyond” to support students.

Edward A. Hoover, DVM, PhD, a Diplomate of the ACVP, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his development of the most widely used vaccine against feline leukemia and for his investigation into prion disease. An interview with Dr. Hoover will appear in the September newsletter, but you can learn more here.

Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Janver D. Krehbiel, Mason, MI. A 1962 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Dr. Krehbiel was acting director of the international program, senior associate dean for administration, and associate dean for academic programs at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine prior to retirement. Read more.

Gary Mason, DVM, PhD received the 2014 Zoetis Distinguished Teaching Award through the nomination and voting by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences veterinary students. The award was announced at the hooding ceremony for veterinary graduates on May 15.

Barbara Powers, DVM, PhD received the Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award for advancing the field of veterinary pathology through education, mentorship and research. The award is given for meritorious achievement over five or more years, pays tribute to a distinguished professor of civil engineering in the 1920s and colleagues nominate 3-5 people named annually. Read more.

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.

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.

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.


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