The European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (ECVPT) is a veterinary specialty organisation that includes the two-linked specialties of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology - both of which deal with the action of drugs and xenobiotics on the organism.

The ECVPT aims to advance the quality of veterinary and related biological sciences and animal health care in Europe by enhancing the skills of veterinarians active in the fields of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology by:

  • establishing postgraduate training and education to become a specialist in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology
  • examining and authenticating veterinarians as specialists (European Veterinary Specialist® in Pharmacology and Toxicology) in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology in order to serve the veterinary patient, its owner and the general public public in general
  • encouraging research in and other contributions to the discipline
  • promoting the use of veterinary pharmacology ad toxicology to increase the scientific approach to public health issues such as antimicrobial resistance
  • promoting the communication and dissemination of knowledge related to veterinary pharmacology and toxicology.

ECVPT operates in close cooperation with the European Association for Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology (EAVPT).

The ECVPT includes the two-linked specialties of veterinary pharmacology and toxicology - both of which deal with the action of drugs and xenobiotics on the organism. The following Diplomate title is used: European Veterinary Specialist™ in Pharmacology and Toxicology. The specialist in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology generally work in an academic, governmental or industrial (including consultancy) setting.

 

A list of ECVPT Diplomates can be found on the EBVS website.

The European College of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology currently consists of 51 practising diplomates in veterinary pharmacology and toxicology who are allowed to use the title EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Read more ...

ECVPT Diplomates are active in:

  • Academia (39)
  • Pharmaceutical industry (10)
  • Government (2)

In addition, ECVPT has one Non-practising Diplomat and thirteen Retired Diplomates and two Associate members.

The College is governed by an Executive Board and a number of committees, each with specific tasks to ensure that the College meets its goals.