Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award
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The American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) encourage trainees in veterinary pathology to participate in the annual meetings of both organizations.  The ACVP Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award is available to graduate students and/or residents in veterinary pathology for participation in the annual meeting of the AAVLD.

  • The recipient will be awarded a $1,000 grant from the ACVP to help defray travel and lodging costs associated with attending the AAVLD Annual Meeting.
  • The recipient will be granted a waiver for the meeting registration fee.


  •  Candidates for the Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award may submit one abstract for consideration in a maximum of two ACVP or ASVCP award categories with an oral and/or poster presentation (award categories include YIA, STP, Starost, and the ACVP/AAVLD Travel Awards). As long as the criteria of each award are met, individuals will be eligible to win both awards for which they apply.  This limit does not apply to the Graduate Student/Resident ACVP Travel Awards, which are administered separately to help defray costs of attending the annual meeting.
  • Candidates for the Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award must be veterinarians or other medical professionals currently enrolled in a full-time residency program and/or graduate program in veterinary pathology or a related discipline in the U.S. or Canada.  Candidates who have completed a graduate and/or residency program in veterinary pathology within a year before the AAVLD meeting are eligible to compete. 

Application and Selection Procedure

  •  The applicant should follow the guidelines for application for the Young Investigator Award in Diagnostic Pathology to be eligible for the Diagnostic Pathology Travel Award.
  • The abstract and presentation must represent original work of the applicant completed during his/her residency or graduate program.
  • 3-5 oral presentations will be invited from abstracts submitted for the Young Investigator Award for the Diagnostic Pathology session of the annual ACVP meeting.
  • An independent panel of judges will select the best oral presentation by a trainee, and the recipient will attend the next AAVLD meeting to present the same oral presentation.
  • If the selected candidate is unable to attend the next AAVLD meeting, then the runner-up will receive the award.


  • Trainees will be notified by mid September if their abstract has been selected for oral presentation at the Diagnostic Pathology Session of the annual ACVP meeting of the same year.
  • The recipient of the award will be announced at the business meeting of the ACVP annual meeting.

For more information, contact Amy Overby, ACVP Executive Director, at 608-443-2466, ext. 149 or aoverby@acvp.org



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