Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson DVM Foundation

For the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology | Phone: 847-367-4359 | Fax: 847-247-1869
  • 2017 General Pathology Review

    **COURSE IS FULL** An intensive 4-day session on concepts in general pathology, including a pre-meeting study guide, practice exams, and round table breakout sessions.

  • 2017 Northeast Veterinary Pathology Conference

    Featuring case presentations by anatomic and clinical pathology trainees and pathologists, and a guest lecture by Dr. Linden Craig of the University of Tennessee.

  • 2017 Descriptive Pathology Course

    Meet course lecturers, get individual feedback, and mingle with other trainees from around the world!

  • 44th Annual Gross Review Course

    Learn all about gross lesions in domestic, laboratory, and exotic animals.

  • Argentinean Division Seminar

    Dr. Donal O'Toole (second from left) is demonstrating lesions, and Dr. Melissa Macias (second from right) is translating into Spanish at the 10th seminar of the Argentinean Division of the Foundation.

  • Chilean Seminar

    Participants of the 4th Chilean Seminar of the Foundation on the campus of the University of Chile in Santiago de Chile in August 2016.

  • European Symposium

    The European Symposium of the Foundation was held in Bologna, Italy, in September 2016.

  • Northeast Day Seminar

    Janssen R&D (J&J Pharmaceuticals) and the Davis-Thompson sponsored and hosted the Northeast Day Seminar at Spring House, Pennsylvania in September 2016.

  • Zoo Pathology Workshop

    Drs. Bruce Rideout (Co-moderator), Kevin Keel (Keynote speaker), and Dalen Agnew (Co-moderator) at the 2016 Davis-Thompson/AAZV Zoo Pathology Workshop at the AAZV meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Most Requested Publications

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CL Davis Diagnostic Exercises

The main goal of these Diagnostic Exercises is to provide interesting cases, focusing on the gross pathological lesions and associated histopathologic or cytologic findings. This material can be of great use for veterinary students, in-training pathologists, and ACVP diplomates alike.

There will be one contribution per month of the year; anyone may contribute. To do so, please contact Dr. Vinicius Carreira at to identify a convenient date for your submission and to receive templates to be used. Spots will be filled out on a first-come first-served basis.

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In giraffes: and this one seems to be LSD! if you google there is a bunch of more fancy pics in giraffe with LSD

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They are reporting this as Bovine papillomatosis caused by BPV (promed) , but I think the officer is right and this is actually lumpy skin disease. But I never saw lumpy skin and would like to know some opinions in the group. I am not aware of BPV affecting the respiratory tract has they report and having an outbreak epidemiological presentation like it seems here. Welcome discussion. Fotos are pretty amazing!!!

Farmers in Mogotio [Baringo County] have appealed for government
intervention following a strange skin disease that hit their cattle.

The disease is causing lesions on the animals' skin and also affecting
the eyes, mouth and respiratory tract.

Emanuel Chakinin, a veterinary officer from Elsama Ravine, described
the condition as lumpy skin disease [but see comment].
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For the 2nd year in a row, the Davis-Thompson Foundation, in association with MedImmune, Charles River and the Joint Pathology Center are sponsoring the FREE Northeast Veterinary Pathology Conference in Gaithersburg MD. You can present a case, listen to invited speaker Dr. Linden Craig of the Univ. of Tennessee, and get 10 hours of RACE-accredited continuing education, all at no charge! Seating is limited to sign up today.

Case materials must be submitted by 1 March 2017. Registration instructions on the attached flier.
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