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Necropsy Course January 2023- The Davis-Thompson Foundation

Necropsy Course January 2023The Davis-Thompson Foundation

January 21 @ 8:00 am January 22 @ 4:00 pm EST

Join us for a two-day course designed to help candidates that are preparing to take the Clinical Proficiency Examination (CPE) by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) National Examining Board (NEB).

Additionally, veterinarians and veterinary technicians looking to improve their necropsy techniques will find benefit in this training. 

Spend 2 days with Dr. De Negri and Dr. Helgert, learning necropsy techniques and practicing for your exam!

(Although we believe that the in-person instruction, hands-on practice, and mock exam will provide superior preparation for the CPE exam, we are providing a remote option,  including an interactive necropsy technique demonstration for those who cannot attend in person.)

Schedule (times in CDT):

Saturday January 21:

8:00 am- 8:30 am- Introduction

8:30 am- 12:00 pm- Step-by-step necropsy demonstration following CPE exam guidelines (small animal and small ruminant)

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm- Lunch break (box lunch provided).

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm – “Ninja class” learn how to properly handle the knife and cut the various tissues.

2:00-4:00 pm – Hands-on necropsy practice, supervised (attendees will be paired and take turns practicing necropsy on animal cadavers).

Sunday January 22:

8:00 am- 12:00 am- Mock exam. Attendees will be timed and graded while performing a necropsy.

12:00 pm- 1:00 pm- Lunch break (box lunch provided).

1:00 pm- 4:00 pm- Exam review and Q&A session.

Fees and registration:

*In person registrants must provide proof of rabies and Covid-19 vaccination prior to attendance.

**PPE and necropsy instrumentation will be provided.

***CDC guidelines on Covid-19 current to the date of the course will be strictly followed.

  • Virtual live necropsy demonstrations (Saturday, January from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CDT): U$150 / Register here: https://bit.ly/3TjhnKJ

***All registrants will receive access to the necropsy demonstration recording for 1 month.


Breathitt Veterinary Center

101 MSU Dr. Hopkinsville, KY 42240



We have secured a special rate for our attendees with Holiday Inn & Suites Hopkinsville – Convention Ctr at U$109. Once you register you will receive the passcode to get this rate (until a week prior to the event). The hotel is a 5 min walk (0.2 mi/320 m) to Breathitt Veterinary Center, a shuttle is available at the hotel upon request. 

Holiday Inn & Suites Hopkinsville – Convention Ctr

100 Tilley Wy, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Phone: (270) 887-8600



BNA, Nashville airport is located 71 mi from Breathitt Veterinary Center.


Transportation from and to the airport

Silver Swan is a third-party service available upon reservation for an additional fee. Please contact: (270) 305-9775

Questions please email rdenegri@murraystate.edu or call (270) 886-3959 (ask for Dr. De Negri or Dr. Helgert)

*All cadavers utilized in this program were obtained deceased from local shelters and veterinary clients.