The Royal College of Pathologists Veterinary pathology residency programmes comprise of three main disciplines anatomic, clinical and microbiology, with training most commonly undertaken in a University or commercial setting over a 3-4 year period. However, training formats vary considerably depending on the particular training Centre, but all residents are encouraged to follow the respective RCPath curricula.  Therefore, in order to help residents make the most of their training opportunities and to build the RCPath veterinary pathology community, the RCPath in collaboration with The Veterinary Pathology Group have organised a fully funded 1 day online trainee School for all residents.  The main aim of the day is to provide general revision updates on a number of important topic areas covered in the respective curriculums, together with providing guidance on the RCPath exam structure and how best to prepare for the part 1 and part 2 examinations. The programme will consist of a series of short lectures delivered by experts, covering anatomic, clinical and microbiology topic areas.  

The RCPath Veterinary Pathology School is aimed at veterinary pathology (anatomic and clinical) and microbiology residents at any stage of their training. Therefore, the emphasis of the programme is on the FRCPath programme, but those studying for ACVP, ECVCP, ECVM and ECVP exams may also find the programme of interest.

1.       How to get the most out of your residency programme
2.       Refresher lectures on main topic areas in the RCPath curriculums
3.       Guidance on RCPath exam structure and recent changes/updates
4.       Tips and guidance on preparing for the RCPath exams
5.       How can the College best support your residency programme
6.       Networking opportunity with peers and discipline experts

Learning objectives:
1.       Better understanding of the RCPath examination process
2.       Update on topical areas included in the respective RCPath curricula


Royal College of Pathologists Veterinary Trainee Day

Please note that when registering you will be asked to select a breakout room group for the event. 

9:00 - 9:00 - Welcome and introduction to FRCPath training – What the RCPath can do for you, the RCPath veterinary pathology curriculum, what is expected - Professor Roberto La Ragione

9.30 - Introduction to FRCPath - Part one and Part two exams: format and how to access information - Dr Ronnie Chamanz

10:00 - The role of the pathologist in human health? - Dr Roy Wakefield

10:30 -Study techniques and tips during pathology training - Dr Laura Setyo

11:00 - Break

11:30 – Breakout Session 1   

General Pathology Group 1 - Necrosis and apoptosis – Dr Simon Spiro

Clinical Pathology Group 2 - Cytology for anatomic pathologists – Dr Sandra Dawson

12:00 - Breakout Session 2

General Pathology Group 1 - Neoplasia – Dr. Henny Martineau

Clinical Pathology Group 2 - Histopathology for clinical pathologists – Dr Kate Hughes

12:30 – Lunch

13:30 – Breakout Session 3

General Pathology Group 1 - Oedema – Dr Josue Diaz-Delgado

Clinical Pathology Group 2 - Hypercalcaemia – Dr Stacey Newton

14:00 – Breakout Session 4

General Pathology Group 1 - Coagulation and thrombosis – Dr Sai Fingerhood

Clinical Pathology Group 2 - Bone marrow – Dr Kate English

14:30 – Break

14:45 - Breakout Session 5

General Pathology Group 1 - Leucocyte recruitment – Dr Barbara Bacci

Clinical Pathology Group 2 - Approach to method validation, QC and Six Sigma – Dr Peter Graham

15:15 - Breakout Session 6

General Pathology Group 1 - Chronic inflammation, wound healing, and repair Dr Pamela Kelley

Clinical Pathology Group 2 - Infectious organisms in cytology – Dr Kate English

15:45 –Cytological diagnosis of hepatic disorders in veterinary medicine – where are we at in 2023?  Dr David Buckeridge

16:15 – Closing Remarks – Professor Mike Osborn

16:30 – Event Close

Programme subject to change



This Programme has been sponsored by The Veterinary Pathology Group. For more information on our sponsor click the link below 




This meeting will be held via Zoom. Details of the meeting with accompanied guidance will be sent to attendees before the meeting. We strongly suggest you download Zoom to your computer/laptop to make the most of the meeting, however if this is not possible just simply click on the link provided. To Find out more about Zoom and how it works please visit the website

Please note: If you experience any problems when connecting to your Zoom meeting, such as lagging or freezing, then this may indicate that there is an issue with your internet connection, or the device you are using. We suggest that you try to move to an area with a more stable connection and then re-join the meeting. We unfortunately will not be able to provide you with a refund or transfer you onto another event if you happen to encounter these problems on the day.


UK Member and Non-member: FREE

All Trainees are required to selected one zoom breakout room upon their registration, Please check the programme for the Zoom Breakouts. 





Course Requirements


1. Attendees must confirm that they are a veterinary pathology/microbiology resident and advise organisers of what year of study they are currently in
2. Attendees must confirm if they are a resident in either anatomic pathology, clinical pathology or microbiology
3. Attendees will be asked to provide proof that they are a trainee to obtain their CPD Credits.