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The mission of the College is to promote excellence in veterinary pathology through our members as they protect and improve animal, human and environmental health to benefit society.
ACVP’s vision is to propel veterinary pathology to the cutting edge of science and medicine for the advancement of animal and human health.
The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) is committed to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion. The College supports and values the varied backgrounds of all members, including (but not limited to) race; ethnicity; age; socio-economic and educational background; gender; gender identity and expression; sexual orientation; physical and mental abilities; parental, marital, or pregnancy status; military or veteran status; and religious beliefs.
ACVP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by an eight-member elected Board of Directors. Incorporated in 1949, ACVP is the oldest veterinary specialty organization recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Dedicated to furthering scientific knowledge, ACVP's activities include the peer-reviewed journal Veterinary Pathology and a renowned annual scientific meeting. Successful completion of ACVP's rigorous certifying examination ensures scientific prestige and strong employer demand. ACVP is working to ensure the future of veterinary pathology with veterinary student chapter support and scholarship programs. Both members and corporations support ACVP's activities with financial contributions.
American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS)
The American College of Veterinary Pathologists is the AVMA-recognized veterinary specialty organization™ for certification of veterinary pathologists. ACVP undergoes a comprehensive evaluation by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS), a committee of the AVMA, every three years to ensure that we are maintaining the required standards for our certification process.
ACVP's more than 2,000 active Diplomate members, reside in 17 countries. All ACVP Diplomates have completed a degree in veterinary medicine, at least three years of post-veterinary school training, and have passed the certifying examination in veterinary anatomic and/or clinical pathology. Many of them specialize further with doctorates in toxicology, molecular biology or other scientific fields. They have diverse roles in academia, diagnostic labs, industry or state or federal government agencies.
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