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 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: 165847
Title: Pathology of Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, and Gerbils

Length: 01:45:00
Author: Dr Bruce Williams DVM, DACVP
Description: This lecture covers the basic diseases associated pathologic lesions associated with three commonly used laboratory animal species - the guinea pig, the hamster, and the gerbil. A combination of gross and microscopic images are used in this presentation. This program is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 2.0 CE credits to any individual Veterinary Medical Professionals. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE Requirements.

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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