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Membership Benefits

The greatest asset of any professional society is its membership. The Charles Louis Davis, D.V.M. Foundation is the largest organization in the world composed of individuals who are engaged in the formal or informal, study, practice or teaching of Avian, Aquatic, Comparative, Veterinary, Wildlife and Zoological Pathology or Related Scientific Disciplines. The latter disciplines are those which contribute to the understanding of disease processes in animals, such as Allergy, Anatomy, Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Biology, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Medicine, Cytology, Dermatology, Immunology, Microbiology, Nutrition, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Psychology, Physiology, Teratology, Toxicology and Virology.

"He drew a circle that shut me out -- Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win ! We drew a circle that took him in !" - Edwin Markham

The Foundation has members in 40 countries:

Australia Germany Slovenia Austria India
Scotland Belgium Ireland South Africa Brazil
Israel South Korea Canada Italy Spain
Chile Japan Sweden Costa Rica Latvia
Switzerland Czech Republic Lithuania Taiwan Denmark
Netherlands Trinidad & Tabago Egypt New Zealand Turkey
England Northern Ireland Ukraine Finland
Norway United States France Philippines Yugoslavia
Zimbabwe

From a plaque in the Garden of Wisdom of The Central Park Zoo:

"What is man without the beast ? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of spirit. For whatever happens to the beast, soon happens to man. All things are connected. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself" Attributed to - Chief Seattle of the Suguamish American Indians

Each MEMBER of The Foundation:

  1. Receives a subscription to the monthly newsletter.
  2. Receives all special mailings of the Geographic Division of The Foundation, in which they reside.
  3. Receives all program announcements.
  4. May attend all free lectures presented by the Geographic Division in which they reside.
  5. May use the facilities and study materials of any Independent Study Center of The Foundation, as described elsewhere in the Homepage.
  6. May use the study materials at the Study Site of the Correspondence Division of The Foundation, which is nearest to their site of residence.
  7. May attend the annual Foundation awards reception, which is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
  8. May obtain, by making the prescribed contributions to the Training Aids Fund of The Foundation, any of the videotutorials, or other training aids, listed in the current annual catalog of such publications, which appears elsewhere in this Homepage.
  9. May obtain, by making a dedicated contribution of $50 to the Veterinary Student Externship Fund of The Foundation, an embroidered Foundation Blazer Patch, similar in color and design to the logo displayed on the title page of this Homepage.
  10. May serve as an Officer of the Foundation, upon appointment by the International Advisory Board.
  11. May serve as a Member of the Faculty of Discussants, upon selection by the Faculty Review & Selection Committee of The Foundation and subsequent appointment by the International Advisory Board.
  12. May serve as a volunteer, on the staff of the Program Director of any of the numerous divisions and programs, described elsewhere in this Homepage, subject to acceptance of the responsible Divisional Program Director.
  13. May attend, upon payment of the prescribed Registration Fee for Members, the following annual programs of The Foundation:

    1. 5-day REVIEW OF THE GROSS MORBID ANATOMY OF THE DISEASES OF ANIMALS.
    2. 5-day NORTH AMERICAN SYMPOSIUM ON VETERINARY & COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY.
    3. 5-day WORKSHOP & SYMPOSIUM ON LABORATORY ANIMAL MEDICINE.
    4. 2-day SYMPOSIUM ON CLINICAL LABORATORY ANIMAL MEDICINE.
    5. 2-day SLIDE SEMINAR ON VETERINARY & COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY
    6. 3-day EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM ON VETERINARY & COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY.
    7. 3-day AFRICAN SYMPOSIUM ON VETERINARY & COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY.
    8. PERIODIC PROGRAMS & WORKSHOPS ON SPECIAL SUBJECTS IN:

      • VETERINARY & COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY
      • VETERINARY & COMPARATIVE TOXICOLOGY
      • TERATOLOGY
      • LABORATORY ANIMAL MEDICINE
      • PHOTOMICROGRAPHY
      • CLINICAL CHEMISTRY
      • WILDLIFE PATHOLOGY
      • AQUATIC ANIMAL PATHOLOGY
      • HISTOTECHNOLOGY
      • MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY
      • GENE THERAPY
      • ZOO ANIMAL PATHOLOGY
  14. Receives a FREE COPY of one videotutorial, of their choice, from the videotutorials listed in the current catalog of videotutorials elsewhere on the Homepage, upon application for membership in The Foundation
  15. Receives, upon the annual renewal of their membership, an additional free copy of one videotutorial, of their choice, from the videotutorials listed in the new annual catalog of videotutorials, which is forwarded along with the bill for membership renewal.
  16. Is eligible to vote in Foundation Elections.

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