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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CE Portal

Course ID: 166312
Title: Pathology of the Musculoskeletal System of the Dog

Length: 00:45:00
Author: Dr Bruce Williams DVM
Description: This RACE-accredited lecture discusses the pathologic features of the musculoskeletal system of the dog.

Additional benefits - coming Soon!

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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Post-Graduate Fellowship in Zoo and Wildlife Pathology
National Zoological Park
Washington DC
Jan 10, 2016

The Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, located in Washington, D.C., is announcing a one year full time post graduate fellowship in zoo animal and wildlife anatomic pathology to begin as early as April 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. Minimum qualifications include a VMD, DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited veterinary college, completion of an anatomic veterinary residency training program, and ACVP or equivalent board certification or eligibility. Preference will be given to individuals with prior experience in zoo animal pathology who are Diplomates of the ACVP or equivalent.

Primary responsibilities include participation in the diagnostic pathology service emphasizing complete gross and histopathologic evaluation of collection animals, local wildlife, and research collaborations. The pathologists also evaluate cytologic specimens from active clinical cases. The fellow will be expected to interact closely with the clinical pathology laboratory, clinical veterinary staff, animal care staff, veterinary students, and residents. The department has a long history of cooperative training with the Joint Pathology Center (previously AFIP).

The pathology section at the National Zoo serves both the Washington, D.C. Rock Creek campus and the Front Royal, VA. campus. Opportunities exist to conduct independent or collaborative projects on wildlife diseases in a wide variety of species or other scholarly activities. Successful candidates will be required to pass a background investigation.

Review of applications will begin four weeks after initial posting and continue until appropriate candidate is identified. This is a non-Federal Trust funded position and not under the Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships. The selected individual will be employed by the Smithsonian for one year with the opportunity for renewal for a second year. For further information, contact Dr. Tim Walsh at 202-633-4267 or Applications including a letter of career goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references may be submitted electronically or via mail to address below. Transcripts from veterinary school may be requested.

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Zoological Park is an equal opportunity employer.

Tim Walsh
Veterinary Pathologist
Animal Care Sciences
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
National Zoological Park
MRC 5501
PO Box 37012
Washington DC 20013-7012

Application materials required include a curriculum vitae and a letter detailing prior pathology experience and career goals. Include a list of three professional references along with contact information.
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