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
  • ACVP Diagnostic Pathology Workshop

    Join us for a day of parasite discovery with Dr. Chris Gardiner at the ACVP/ASVCP Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA.

  • 2017 General Pathology Review

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

  • 2017 Descriptive Pathology Course

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

  • 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

We are currently having problems with our bookstore, and we are sorry for the inconvenience. Please call the Main Office at 847-367-4359 to place all orders, and they will be shipped immediately. This problem should be resolved within the month.

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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The Foundation's day-long workshop on "Identification of Protozoan and Metazoan Parasites in Tissue Section" has begun with the inimitable, unique, and much-beloved Dr. Chris Gardiner talking to a packed house.

For my pathology friends who have always wondered about the reference about kinetoplasts being parallel to the nucleus in Trypanosoma and perpendicular to the nucleus in Leishmania ("L is for lollipop and Leishmania, T is for Trypanosoma") he just admitted to it, and said "you wont find it in any book". Well, it's certainly in WSC results for the last thirty years! Mystery solved.
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This was an EM from a 2011 WSC conference. It's a rabbit, and probably won't pose much of a challenge because you are all so smart. ... See moreSee less

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The Foundation is pleased to add Jeff Wolf's "Diseases of Fish" lecture to our CE portal. Another wonderful lecture that everyone will enjoy! Jeff is a member of the Foundation's Faculty of Discussants and a popular favorite at the Foundation's annual Pathology of Lab Animals Course! ... See moreSee less

Online registration is now open for the 2017 Descriptive Veterinary Pathology Course at Oregon State University in beautiful Corvallis. Check the meetings section at the Foundation homepage! ... See moreSee less

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