The Chapter of Pathobiology aims to foster the interests and aspirations of individuals whose careers are in a group of veterinary disciplines concerned with the causes, pathogenesis and diagnosis of disease. As such, the Chapter embraces the veterinary disciplines of pathology, clinical pathology, parasitology, microbiology (including virology), and immunology.

Membership and Fellowship of the Chapter is achieved by undertaking a training program and successfully completing examinations which accredit the member or fellow with substantial accomplishments in one of the above areas. A membership would be based on a sound grasp of the tenets of general pathology. A Fellow of the Chapter would be eligible to apply for specialist registration.

In addition, the Chapter promotes contact and the dissemination of information between members and maintains contact with the other organisations.