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About Us

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.

Rafaela De Negri, DVM, MSc, DACVP

Chair, Social Media & Marketing Committee

DVM: Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
Anatomic Pathology Residency: University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Master of Science: University of Kentucky Gluck Equine Research Center

“The Foundation’s efforts should level the accessibility to information pertinent to all advances of the veterinary pathology field promptly, while continuing to bridge more professional connections worldwide.”

Rachel Teixeira Neto, DVM, MS, DACVP

Chair of the Webinar Committee

DVM: University of Brasilia (UnB) – Brazil
MS: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“The Foundation will be the to-go source for high standard yet affordable continuing education in Veterinary Pathology by offering options of virtual live and on-demand study content.”

Fabio Del Piero, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Senior Vice President

DVM: University of Milan
PhD: University of Turin
Residency Training and Postdoctoral: Cornell University

“Continue with the solid present bases and experienced membership, and continue adding new tools, expertise, highly qualified veterinary pathologists that are true leaders in their disciplines, protect and promote the endangered veterinary pathologist profession (particularly in academia) and adopt a multidisciplinary approach including toxicology, clinical sciences and microbiology.”

Michael J. Dark, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Director of Information Technology

DVM: Michigan State University
Pathology residency and PhD: Washington State University

“I’d like to see the Foundation continue to expand our digital repositories – improve Noah’s Arkive, work on expanding our digital slide offerings, and determine how we can help expand access to pathology resources globally. The internet has allowed us to make a tremendous amount of pathology training material available at low to no cost, improving pathology knowledge worldwide.”

L. Tiffany Lyle, DVM, PhD, DACVP

Director of Training Materials Circulation

DVM: University of Georgia
MS (Anatomic Pathology): Purdue University
PhD: Purdue University, Research performed at the National Cancer Institute (Bethesda, MD)

“I look forward to contributing to the broad educational impact of the Foundation globally. The Foundation is squarely positioned to make pathology education accessible to those that have a thirst for knowledge, no matter their location, and will serve as the global leader in veterinary pathology education worldwide.”