Veterinary Pathology


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A specialist in veterinary pathology (a “veterinary pathologist”) has fulfilled the requirements to be board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, including a 3-year residency and a rigorous examination.


A veterinary clinical pathologist evaluates changes to bodily fluids, such as blood and urine, as well as assessing disease conditions in tissues by evaluating tissue aspirate samples.

A veterinary gross pathologist specializes in evaluating tissue biopsy samples and performing post-mortem examinations.

Certifying Body

American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP)