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

By Rachel L. Autran T. Neto This Voices in Pathology series was primarily dedicated to the energetic and lovely colleagues […]

The ultimate 2021 recap!

The Davis-Thompson Foundation had a phenomenal year! Check out from where our virtual seminars were broadcasted in this interactive 3D map. THANK YOU to all of those who continue to support our mission!

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.


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Upcoming events

Foal diarrhea: the usual suspects and a new kid on the block

Join us on Friday 21 January 2022, at 11:00 am Central Standard Time to get the most updated information on diarrhea of foals! After Dr. Laura Kennedy's (University of Kentucky) presentation, participants will be able to develop differential lists for foal diarrhea based on age, clinical signs, and husbandry; identify useful diagnostic testing modalities to differentiate between etiologies; and explain limitations of conventional diagnostic testing. Registration is free but required.

Virtual Roundtable: Applying for US veterinary pathology residency programs as an international candidate – Experiences and Recommendations / Q&A Session

The Latin Comparative Pathology Group (LCPG) and the Davis-Thompson Foundation offer you a virtual gathering with panelists who are currently completing or have completed their residency programs in the US to answer all questions you may have as an aspiring international applicant. There will be sessions in English, Portuguese, and Spanish at different dates and times. Come join us to get more insight into this process. Registration is free, but required. You may also enter questions in advance on the Zoom registration link!