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

Patologia mamária

Junte-se a nós para este evento, que ocorrerá dia 27 de outubro, às 17h horário de Brasília. Teremos uma palestrante convidada especial de Portugal neste mês de outubro! A Dra. Adelina Gama, da Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro/UTAD, Portugal, irá compartilhar tudo o que você precisa saber sobre patologia mamária. No evento online, você também terá a oportunidade de perguntar à palestante suas perguntas sobre o tema! Este seminário é gratuito, mas inscrição é necessária.

3er Seminario Mexicano de la Fundación Davis-Thompson / Patología en Rumiantes

Por favor únete a nosotros para este seminario gratuito en español el 28 y 29 de octubre a las 8am Mexico City Horario. El evento contará con oradores increíbles que hablarán sobre todo lo que necesita saber sobre el patología del ganado y de los pequeños rumiantes, incluyendo ¡varios tipos de sistemas! El seminario es gratuito, pero es necesario registrarse.

Davis-Thompson Foundation ACVP Pre-Meeting Workshop

Soft tissue neoplasms comprise some of the most common neoplastic entities in veterinary medicine. Drs. Avallone, Roccabianca and Schulman will present material from the third volume of the series, Surgical Pathology of Tumors of Domestic Animals: Tumors of Soft Tissues, with a special guest lecture by Dr. Brian Summers. This meeting will target veterinary students, interns, residents, and anatomic pathologists involved in diagnostics. The conference will be organized into presentations and case-based interactive discussions with digital microscopy files available to registrants prior to the meeting. The presentations will cover principles and guidelines for soft tissue tumor diagnosis, grading and reporting. The most common and some of the most challenging entities, including fibrous, perivascular, and vascular tumors, will be addressed.