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Veterinarians who successfully complete the certifying examination are accepted into the organization as diplomates. A list of diplomates is maintained by the Executive Office for guidance of institutions and the general public and is included in the Annual Directory of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Currently, there are approximately 2,200 Diplomates. Only members certified by examination, and complying with MOC requirements (for those certified in 2016 or after) are eligible to use the title Diplomate, A.C.V.P., Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, or abbreviated Dip. A.C.V.P.



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Benefits Of Membership

  • Worldwide recognition of expertise in veterinary pathology
  • Competitive advantage for job opportunities
  • Enhanced ability to influence the direction of the specialty of veterinary pathology
  • Subscription to the journal Veterinary Pathology
  • Reduced registration fees for ACVP educational programs
  • Access to the ACVP membership directory
  • Access to the quarterly ACVP newsletter
  • Voting privileges and other participation in the College's governance


Membership Types

Member in Good Standing
A Member who has paid dues for the current year and is eligible for all benefits of membership.

Reduced Rate Membership
Reduced Rate Membership fee is available to individuals who have passed the certification exam but remain graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and continued residency trainees. An email verification to from the department chair is required to receive this membership rate. 

At the member's request, any member who has retired from the practice or teaching of veterinary pathology may be designated an Emeritus Member by the Council. Emeritus Members have all privileges of membership, except the right to hold office. Emeritus members are exempt from dues payment and have free access to the online version of the journal Veterinary Pathology (there is a $55.00 annual fee for the printed version).  For more information regarding Emeritus status please click here. To be considered for Emeritus status, complete the ACVP Emeritus Member Request form and return to

A non-member who has contributed in an extraordinary manner to the advancement of veterinary pathology may be elected to Honorary Membership by a majority vote of the Council, and confirmed by a majority vote of the membership of the College. Honorary members have all privileges of membership except the right to vote or hold office, and are exempt from dues payment.

A Diplomate of the College who has rendered exceptionally distinguished service to the College or who has contributed in an exemplary manner to veterinary pathology may be selected by majority vote of the Council to be a Distinguished Member. A person so honored shall have all the rights and privileges of membership.

For more information, please contact the Executive Office at

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