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Advancing education in veterinary and comparative pathology worldwide since 1973

Our History

Since its creation in 1973, the Foundation has been dedicated to furthering the international advancement of education in veterinary and comparative pathology.

Through a variety of outreach educational programs, we strive to advance the study of the diseases of animals (veterinary) and the comparison of diseases manifested by diverse species of animals.

In pursuing and disseminating such knowledge, we hope to improve the health and well being of all animals in the world, including humans.

Our Values

  • We reject all forms of discrimination and bias.
  • We do not espouse nationalism.
  • Our membership records carry no information concerning race or ethnicity.
  • We are nonsectarian.
  • We are apolitical.
  • We are a non-profit organization.
  • We are 100% volunteer-run.


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Years Experience

Executive Board

A strong team of dedicated veterinary pathologists, leading the Foundation into the future.

Francisco A. Uzal, DVM, MSc, PhD, DACVP

CEO & Chairman

DVM: University of Buenos Aires
FRVC: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
MSc (pathobiology): Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
PhD (pathobiology): University of Queensland

“Bring free or low cost training on veterinary/comparative pathology to trainees worldwide, with special emphasis in the underdeveloped world.”

Jey Koehler, DVM, PhD, DACVP


DVM: Louisiana State University
Residency and PhD: Auburn University

“To expand the number and type of high-quality, partially crowdsourced but well-curated repositories of educational knowledge and study materials. I would love to see us increase submissions to Noah’s Arkive and potentially develop other image banks, facilitate the production of ‘living documents’ that serve as standards of diagnostics, develop a free and low-cost watch-on-demand webinar library, and expand the number of countries we reach and the number of languages in which we present. ¡Viva la Fundación!”

Bruce Williams, DVM, DACVP


DVM: University of Georgia
Residency Training: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP)

“More than education, I want our biggest strides in the next 5 years to be in diversity and inclusion. I want our Board of Directors to accurately reflect the diversity of our global membership, and for us to actively root out any evidence of systemic racism and unconscious bias in our field that may have crept into how we operate.” 

Board of Directors

A strong team of dedicated veterinary pathologists, leading the Foundation into the future.

Cory Brayton, DVM, DACLAM, DACVP 

Johns Hopkins University

James O. Britt, Jr., DVM, MS, DACVP

Arkansas Department of Agriculture

Francisco R. Carvallo Chaigneau, MV, DSc, DACVP

Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Jennifer L. Chapman, DVM, DACVP

Labcorp Early Development Laboratories, Inc.

Michael J. Dark, DVM, PhD, DACVP

University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

Fabio Del Piero, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University, School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Pathobiological Sciences
Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory

Rafaela De Negri, DVM, MSc, DACVP

Chair of the Social Media & Marketing Committee, Davis-Thompson Foundation

Tamara Dolenšek, DVM

Royal Veterinary College

John Francis Edwards, BA Microbiology, PhD Veterinary Pathology, DVM, DACVP, ECVP, AVM

Texas A&M University

Annette P. Gendron-Fitzpatrick, DVM, PhD, DACVP


Kyu-Shik Jeong, DVM, PhD

Kyungpook National University

Ojok Lonzy, BVM, Dr.Med.Vet, PhD

Makerere University
Gulu University

Ingeborg Maria Langohr, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVP

Louisiana State University (adjunct)

Eric Desombre Lombardini, MSc, VMD, PhD, DACVP

Boston Scientific Corporation

L. Tiffany Lyle, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Director of Training Materials Circulation, Davis-Thompson Foundation

Mira Mandoki, DVM, PhD

University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Liz McInnes, PhD, FRCPath, FIATP, MBA, MRCVS


Tracey S. McNamara, DVM, DACVP

National Academies of Practice
Western University of Health Sciences

Rachel Teixeira Neto, DVM, MS, DACVP

Chair of the Webinar Committee, Davis-Thompson Foundation

Patricia Pesavento, DVM, PhD, DACVP

UC Davis

Simon Lawrence Priestnall, BSc(Hons), BVSc, PhD, PGC(VetEd), FHEA, FRSB, FRCPath, DipACVP, FRCVS

Royal Veterinary College
The Francis Crick Institute

Tony Ross, BVSc, MSc, PhD

Australian Society for Veterinary Pathology

Zadok Ruben, DVM, PhD, D-ACVP, D-ABT, F-IATP

Patoximed Consultants

Paul C. Stromberg, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Ohio State University