Summer School

13th to 17th June 2023



We are glad to announce the next ECVCP Summer School, which will be held from Tuesday 13th until Saturday 17th June at the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science Center (VHC) at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala.

Preliminary Program

The Scientific Program includes 4 full days of  lectures and practical sessions on the following topics:


“Laboratory animals and toxicology”


Anne Provencher DVM, MSc, Dipl ACVP, Dipl ECVCP, Fellow IATP. Charles Rivers Laboratories, Montreal, Canada.

The lectures and cases will cover the approach to clinical pathology data in the context of toxicologic/preclinical studies, including differences with diagnostic setting and particularities of laboratory animals. Data sets, including hematology (including in some cases images from bone marrow smear evaluation), coagulation, clinical chemistry and urinalysis data will be provided and discuss so participants can gain familiarity with those concepts. (10h)

"Exotic Animal Clinical Pathology: Review of Hematology, Biochemistry and Cytopathology"


Rand J Wilson, BS, DVM, MRCVS, Dipl ACVP, RCVS Recognised Specialist in Exotic Animal Pathology: Wildlife, Zoo and Exotic Species Clinical Pathology

This will be a review of the differences and key take home points of the hematology, chemistry and cytopathology of exotic animals with an emphasis on avian, reptile, and amphibian species. There will be a lot of visual examples, with interactive powerpoint presentations and slide evaluations and examining unknowns and challenging participants to think outside the box! (4h)

“Training for the exam”


Catherine Trumel, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVCP. Chair for the ECVCP Exam Committeé. Toulouse Veterinary School, France.

This section includes information and practice for the ECVCP exam with Examsoft and Exemplify. Two hours will be with practical evaluation of cytology, blood smear and bone marrow and how the report should be written. (3h)

"Mitosis, Ocular Cytology, Infections and Other Topics"


Harold Tvedten, DVM PhD, Dipl ACVP, Dipl ECVCP Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Harold has many examples of disease changes in which morphology of cytological and hematological samples allowed reasonable diagnoses for the veterinarian in charge of the case. With the various lecture titles are a collection of examples, mainly from Harold`s case load over the past 50 years. The objective is to help us better make diagnoses and not primarily to pass ECVCP or ACVP Board examinations. (5h)

”Hematology instrument, maximum benefit in hematological diagnosis”


Inger Lilliehöök, DVM, PhD, Dipl ECVCP. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

The aim is to provide understanding of different types of hematology instruments and thus knowledge to utilize the diagnostic information that is provided by the instruments. There will be many scatterplots from clinical and published cases. (2h)

“Method validation”


Emma Strage, DVM, Dipl ECVCP, PhD and Anna Hillström, DVM, Dipl ECVCP, PhD. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden.

How should quality goals be determined in method validation studies? How can experiments be designed in order to assess precision, bias, and measurement range? These are some of the topics that will be discussed during this lecture on method validation, with focus on immunological assays. (2h)


Anne Provencher


Rand Wilson

Dipl. ACVP

Cathy Trumel


Harold Tvedten

Dipl. ACVP

Inger Lilliehöök


Emma Strage


Anna Hillstrom


How to get there

By Air to Stockholm Arlanda airport, Arlanda is about 30km south of Uppsala. Airport bus (40min) or by train (20min) to Uppsala Central Station.

Transportation to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – Bus nr. 4 from Uppsala Central Station with frequent departures. Takes about 20min to the University (SLU) at Ultuna.

We recommend to buy a 7 day bus card at the airport (36 EUR), this ticket includes free travels on both airport and city buses.




Affordable hotels in the city center near the bus nr.4  to SLU:

  • Hotel Centralstationen
  • Hotel Botanica
  • Duvan Hotel
  • Uppsala City Stay Hotel
  • Scandic Uplandia

If you prefer to be in a nice area with old houses and near another bus to SLU (nr. 12) you can stay at Akademihotellet


All these hotels are close to a bus stop that takes you to Ultuna. There are also food stores in the vicinity.

Sign up

Pricing & Registration

Registration Preriod ends the 31th March

  • £180 for ECVCP residents
  • £270 others

Places are limited to 30 participants

ECVCP residents have priority followed by ACVP residents

The registration fee includes:

  • Attendance to lectures and practical sessions
  • Mock Exam
  • Lunch (provided at the University, either at the local restaurants or delivered)

Within a few days after registration you will get an email with payment information. Please note that your registration will be withdrawn without payment.

To sign up please send an E-Mail to:

Please include the following:

  • Full Name
  • Training Site
  • Year of residency

We are looking forward to seeing you in Uppsala!

Contact Us

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences, SLU