Davis-Thompson Foundation​

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology​

Who we are

Pathology is the foundation of all medicine, human and veterinary. As pathologists, we study the manifestations and causes of disease in all species of the animal kingdom. 

As researchers and academics, we strive to advance the study of veterinary diseases and the comparison of diseases manifested by diverse species of animals.

We have the largest repository of pathology images in the world. Our unique courses and content are provided by  world-renowned experts and outstanding pathologists in the field.

We pursue and disseminate our knowledge not for its own sake, but to improve the health and well-being of all animals in the world – humans included.

Foundation news

Dr. Corrie Brown, Foundation board member and popular speaker, was awarded the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges Billy E. Hooper award for Distinguished Service in December 2020.

We are proud to announce that Dr. Bruce Williams, the Foundation's Treasurer and longtime tireless supporter, has been named a Distinguished Member of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.

March 1, 2021 the Foundation welcomed Dr. Jey Koehler into the role of President. Dr. Koehler has previously served on the Faculty of Discussants and the Board of Directors, and since 2016 has been the director of the Descriptive Veterinary Pathology course.

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Upcoming events

Patología de lagomorfos con especial énfasis en la enfermedad vírica hemorrágica

Por favor únete a nosotros para este seminario gratuito en español el 3 de diciembre a las 11am Central Daylight Time (CDT). El Dr. Javier Asin, de la University of California-Davis, compartirá con nosotros información práctica y valiosa sobre las enfermedades de los lagomorfos y esta delicada enfermedad viral. El seminario es gratuito, pero es necesario registrarse.

Patologia de Felinos

Junte-se a nós para este evento, que ocorrerá dia 15 de dezembro, às 17h horário de Brasília. A Dra. Silvia França Baêta, da Universidade Federal do Piauí/UFPI, Brasil, dará um seminário numa das espécies de animais domésticos mais querida pela população mundial: os famosos felinos! Não perca! Este seminário é gratuito, mas inscrição é necessária.

Equine Dental Histology: Foundational Knowledge Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Join us on Friday 7 January 2022, at 11:00 am Central Standard Time to learn about this fascinating topic! Dr. Charles Schwarten (Joint Pathology Center) will share the normal histologic structures of equine incisors and cheek teeth; variations of normal, true pathology, and artifact on histology; and common equine dental disease entities on histology. Registration is free but required.