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ACVP

American College of Veterinary Pathologists
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Madison, WI 53704

Telephone: +1-608-443-2466
Fax: +1-608-443-2474
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Welcome to the ACVP Student Chapter Page

In an effort to increase the awareness of veterinary students about the different career opportunities in veterinary pathology and to generate more interest in the discipline, the ACVP in conjunction with the Student Chapter Committee is recognizing the formation of Student Chapters of the ACVP at individual veterinary schools.

The ACVP and the Student Chapters Committee will recognize domestic and international veterinary student pathology clubs according to the following selection criteria:

  • Accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
  • Submission of a letter of support from an on-site pathology faculty advisor who is a Diplomate of the ACVP.
  • Submission of Constitution and Bylaws for approval. Model Constitution and Bylaws should be customized by the applicants for their schools.
  • Contact information for current officers and advisors.

*Application materials should be submitted to the ACVP Student Chapter Committee Chair.

Benefits of ACVP Student Chapters
Upon approval of the Student Chapters' constitutions and bylaws by the ACVP Student Chapter Committee and Council, recognition includes:

  • Official charter for the chapter and official recognition of the faculty advisors provided by the ACVP.
  • The use of “Student Chapter of the ACVP” as a club name.
  • A Facebook page for student chapter members. Visit today!
  • One annual electronic subscription of Veterinary Pathology as well as Toxicologic Pathology from the Society of Toxicologic Pathology for each chapter.
  • Eligibility to apply for a $1000 Travel Award to help defray costs for member attendance at the Annual Meeting of the ACVP. ACVP provides a greatly reduced registration of $25 at the Annual Meeting to veterinary students, and a meeting place at the Annual Meeting. To qualify for the $1000 Travel Award, Chapters must:
    • Be active as defined by completing 3/5 recommended activities over a 2-year period:
      • Semi-annual chapter meetings
      • 1 wet lab
      • 1 guest speaker (inside or outside their veterinary school)
      • Attendance at 1 Annual Meeting
      • Poster presentation at an Annual Meeting by at least 1 chapter member
    • Submit a Chapter Annual Report in the template provided by the ACVP Student Chapter Committee Chair
    • Submit a Post-Meeting Activity Report in lieu of receipts which includes the members attending the meeting, activities/sessions in which they participated, things that were learned and the fun that was had. Selected reports will be published in the ACVP Newsletter.

Student Poster Award at the Annual Meeting
ACVP offers two Student Poster Awards at the Annual Meeting for veterinary students that require submission of an abstract and a quality poster presentation of pathology-related research or case work material at the Annual Meeting. To help you with your submission, the following documents are provided:

Mentor of the Year Award
Do you want to recognize an outstanding Chapter Faculty Advisor? Is there a Pathology Resident or Graduate Student who has been actively engaged in Chapter Activities? How about a Pathologist, either within or outside your veterinary school, who was a great mentor to you during an externship? Please consider nominating him or her for the Annual Mentor of the Year Award to be announced at the Annual Meeting during the Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Nominations should be submitted by email to Catherine Lamm by November 1st, and must include letters of nomination from (a) Student Chapter Officers/Members AND (b) a pathologist from the nominated mentor's workplace. For information on how the Mentor of the Year is selected, please see the scoring rubric (PDF).  Although not necessary, residents and graduate students input and signatures on the student letters of recommendation are encouraged

ASVCP Student Seminar Stipend
North American veterinary colleges that have an ACVP board-certified clinical pathologist are eligible to receive a student seminar stipend ($150) once every three years. Please note that these seminars must be led by an ACVP board-certified clinical pathologist. This stipend can be used towards food, door prizes, and other supplies that the Student Chapter at each school sees suitable. Student Chapters can apply for this stipend by contacting Dr. Cheryl Swenson, Chair of the Outreach Committee of the American Society for Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ASVCP) at swenson@cvm.msu.edu. Relevant forms are available at http://www.asvcp.org/stures/index.cfm.

ACVP/STP Student Newsletter
Please read the joint newsletter of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and the Society of Toxicologic Pathology.

Internet Resources for Chapter Meetings and Activities

Additional Funding Sources for Externships
For additional funding sources for externships, please refer to the following websites:
In the US:

Student Chapter Listing
Below is a listing of the Student Chapters of the ACVP approved to date and their current faculty advisors with links to chapter web pages where applicable.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
Drs. Calvin Johnson and Jey Koehler

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Randall Basaraba

CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Drs. Elizabeth Buckles and Donald Schlafer

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. J. Haynes and Mark Ackermann

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Derek Mosier and Steven Stockham

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Britton Grasperge and Rudy Bauer

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Jon Patterson and Julia Stickle

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Jim Cooley and Skip Jack

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Jerry "Mac" Law and Luke Borst

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Paul Stromberg and Steven Karakowka

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Jerry Ritchey and Robin Allison

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Rob Bildfell

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Peg Miller, Rose Raskin and Evelyn Kazacos

ROSS UNIVERSITY
Dr. Mary Anna Thrall

ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
Dr. Simon Priestnall

TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY
Drs. Brian Porter and Karen Russell

TUFTS UNIVERSITY
Dr. Perry Bain

TUSKEGEE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Frederick Tippett

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY
Dr. Amy Warren

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT DAVIS
Drs. Jim MacLachlan and Patricia Pesavento

UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
Dr. Sionagh Smith

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Drs. Lisa Farina and Jeffrey Abbott

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
Drs. Kaori Sakamoto & Bridget Garner

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
Dr. Caroline Millins

UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
Drs.Brandon Lillie and Darren Wood

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
Drs. Matthew Wallig and Elizabeth Driskell

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Dr. Ron Slocombe

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
Drs. Leslie Sharkey and Arno Wuenschmann

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
Drs. Marlyn Whitney and Craig Franklin

UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL
Drs. Isabelle Lanthier and Agathe Bedard

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dr. Amy Durham

UNIVERSITY OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Drs. Paul Hanna and Cornelia Gilroy

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
Drs. Beverly Kidney and Helene Philibert

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Drs. Linden Craig and Bente Flatland

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON
Drs. Annette Gendron-Fitzpatrick and Howard Steinberg

VIRGINIA-MARYLAND REGIONAL COLLEGE
OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Drs. Kurt Zimmerman and Tanya LeRoith

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
Drs. Tamara Wills and Gary Haldorson

WESTERN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Dr. Ana Alcaraz