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2020 Phase II Examination

The 2020 Phase II Certifying Examinations in veterinary anatomic pathology and veterinary clinical pathology were cancelled in response to the public health threat and the ongoing uncertainty posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information regarding this decision can be found here.

2020 Phase II Examination Fees

The 2020 Phase II Examination fee ($850) will be transferred to the 2021 Phase II Examination for candidates that did not request a refund by September 1st, 2020.


2021 Phase II Examination

The 2021 Phase II Certifying Examinations in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology will be administered remotely in August, 2021 with a modified format. Essay test items (such as glass slide descriptions for anatomic pathology and glass slide descriptions and biochemistry cases for clinical pathology) will be replaced with 100 multiple-choice test items specifically designed to assess comprehensive microscopic and data interpretative ability. As such, each Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Phase II examination will consist of 300 multiple choice test items designed to identify competent, entry-level pathologists. The College will utilize appropriate standard setting methods to determine a passing score for each examination. 

Additional details on the examination dates and delivery method, along with an updated Phase II candidate handbook, are forthcoming.

Reading lists for the 2021 Phase II Certifying Examinations in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology are posted below.


Anatomic Pathology Resources:

Reading List


Clinical Pathology Resources:

Reading List 



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