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Barbara Jean Thompson Service Award 2022

The Award Ceremony was held during the ACVP/ASVCP Annual Meeting, November 14, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm ET.

The Barbara Jean Thompson Service Award is given to Foundation volunteers who have provided outstanding service to the Foundation.

The 2022 Barbara Jean Thompson Service Award was presented to Dr. Francisco Carvallo-Chaigneau.

Francisco R. Carvallo obtained his veterinary degree from the Universidad Austral de Chile in 2001. He then completed a Doctorate at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in the Department of Animal Pathology of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Zootechnics. After a brief stint at Universidad Santo Tomas in Talca, Chile, in 2008 he completed a veterinary pathology residency at the University of Connecticut, followed by a postdoctoral fellow at Pfizer in Groton, Connecticut. In 2011 he received veterinary pathologist status from the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP). In 2012 he moved to the University of Chile, where he served as an assistant professor for a period of one year and then held the position of school director at the Universidad Santo Tomás, Talca campus. In 2014, he joined the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory system (CAHFS) in San Bernardino, from the University of California-Davis, as an assistant professor in veterinary diagnostic pathology. In
2019, he joined the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech as a clinical associate professor, where he does diagnosis, research, and teaching. He has developed a main interest in respiratory diseases of different species, particularly cattle and horses. He has numerous presentations at international conferences and forums, as well as various publications in impact journals in veterinary diagnosis. He is also a founding member of the Latin Group of Comparative Pathology and the Chilean Society of Veterinary Pathology, in which he currently serves as vice president.

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