The Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists (IAVP) was established in March 1974, under the presidentship of Dr. S. Darmodaran, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, Madras, during a scientific get together of Veterinary Pathologists at the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar. The association soon framed its constitution and extended the drive for membership amongst Veterinary Pathologists from different Veterinary and Animal Husbandry institutions and other laboratories. The assembly of pathologists in the form of annual conventions and symposia on the current problems in Veterinary Science was first held at Veterinary College, Bangalore in 1983 but became an annual feature only after 1986.


The main objectives of the association are advancement and dissemination of knowledge of pathology. However, to achieve them with distinction, emphasis is largely laid upon

  1. To consolidate professional ethics and encourage brotherhood among the professionals for consequent attainment of excellence.
  2. To consolidate and highlight the efforts of Veterinary Pathologists for the purpose to lay down priorities on the current disease problems in animals and poultry and to suggest means to combat.
  3. Attainment and dissemination of knowledge and to encourage young pathologists for establishing their professional skills more vividly.
  4. To organize annual conventions and symposia for encouraging the academic pursuits of pathologists by arranging presentation of research papers and invited lectures from pathologists and other scientists of eminence. The recommendations of the annual conventions and the symposia are to be communicated to the livestock and poultry farmers for their interests and to state Government, ICAR, DST and other Govt. bodies to helpthem chalk out development programmes at the National Level.
  5. To encourage the members for their research aptitude and academic pursuit, the Association also publishes a journal " Indian Journal of Veterinary Pathology".

The Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists has instituted a number of awards. Awards are distributed to Veterinary Pathologists who have excelled in professional competence as assessed by appropriate criteria. The IAVP administers at least 6 groups of awards. Where an application is required, the last date for receiving award application is one month before the opening day of conference. The awards are listed below with respective criteria for each one of them. Please note that only Members of IAVP are eligible for the awards. Non-members if otherwise found eligible for any award, the President may consider them for special awards.

Correct Pricing

The Indian Association of Veterinary Pathologists has fix the Membership Fees INR Rs. 3000.00/-.