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Necropsy Course April 2024- The Davis-Thompson Foundation

Necropsy Course April 2024The Davis-Thompson Foundation

April 20 @ 8:00 am April 21 @ 4:00 pm

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 two days with Dr. De Negri and Dr. Helgert, learning necropsy techniques through a thorough demonstration, followed by hands-on practice and a mock 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: In-person- Saturday and Sunday. Virtual- Saturday morning only

Schedule (times in CDT):

Saturday April 20:

  • 8:00 am- 9:30 am- Introduction. (In-person and virtual)
  • 10:00 am- 12:00 pm- Step-by-step necropsy demonstration following CPE exam guidelines (small animal). (In-person and virtual)
  • (In-person only)
  • 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 practice necropsy on small animal cadavers (e.g. cat, dog).

Sunday, April 21:

  • 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: US$600 (limited spots!)

*In person registrants must provide proof of rabies.

**PPE and necropsy instrumentation will be provided.

  • Virtual live necropsy demonstrations (Saturday, April 20 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CDT): US$200

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


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NEW Location:

New Bolton Center is the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine- Building ……….

382 West Street Road

Kennett Square, PA 19348


Special rates for participants are offered by Fairfield Inn and Suites, Kennett Square. $169/night (breakfast included). Reservation cut off is 3/20 (cancellation of the room is free up until 48 hours before stay). Contact us for rate accessibility (



Questions please email or call (270) 886-3959 (ask for Dr. De Negri)

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

$200.00 – $600.00
$200.00 – $600.00