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Davis-Thompson Foundation​

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology​

Serving veterinary pathology for 50 years (1973-2023)

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.

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Upcoming events

5th Annual Davis-Thompson Foundation Eastern European Veterinary Pathology Meeting

Save the date to embark on an exciting journey at the 5th Annual Davis-Thompson Foundation Eastern European Veterinary Pathology Meeting, where esteemed speakers from across the globe will unravel the wonders of pathology, presenting invaluable insights and fostering collaborative discussions for our community. The meeting will be at the breathtaking Adriatic coast in the enchanting town of Lovran, Croatia, May of 2024 at the illustrious Hotel Excelsior.

220€ – 250€

2024 Current Literature and Image Interpretation Course (CLIIC) – In person

This course is a systems-based review of veterinary pathology including current literature (past 5 years), relevant textbooks, as well as thousands of gross and microscopic images (histopathology and cytology). Attendees will receive over 600 of boards-style multiple-choice questions, both knowledge (literature and textbook based) and image based. Questions are embedded in the presentations via live polling, but attendees will also receive the questions with references as take-home handouts. This course replaces the previously offered Gross Course and differs from it by the addition microscopic images (histopathology and cytology) and current literature review, to better reflect the current ACVP exam format.


LCPG Diagnostic Cases Seminar

Immerse yourself in insightful discussions and collaborative learning with the LCPG Diagnostic Case Seminars. Present and analyze diagnostic cases in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.