University of California Davis Program Overview
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ACVP Training Program Overview

Name of Institution: University of California, Davis - Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Address: University of California, Davis
William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
VM3A, Room 1345, 1 Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616

Program Coordinators and Emails:
Anatomic: Dr. Patricia Pesavento,
Clinical: Dr. Sean Owens,

Resident Representatives and Emails:
Dr. Liz Rose,
Dr. Flavio Alonso,
Dr. Devinn Sinnott,

Prerequisites Beyond DVM:
Clinical Pathology: 1 year clinical practice or equivalent


Program Information:
Program  CP AP Combined MS/PhD
Program Options Yes Yes No
Full Time Residents 2 9
Typical # of years for completion 3 3
Money to go to one (1) meeting/year Yes Yes
Money for books and supplies Yes Yes
Independent research/publication required for program completion? Yes Yes


Case Load:

 Small Animals Large Animals Exotic/Zoo Animals Lab Animals
Anatomic Pathology 55% 25% 18% 2%
Clinical Pathology 65% 20% 15% *

*Rabbits and rodents included in exotic/zoo caseload; externships in lab animal and primate clin path available


Required Coursework for Specific Programs:
 MS Molecular Pathology
Group specific and research seminars
 PhD Molecular Pathology
Group Specific and research seminars
 AP Journal Club/Histopath Seminar
Gross Pathology Review
Special Pathology Seminar (Fall and Winter)
Research Seminar (Spring)
Biopsy Conference
Gross Rounds
Clinical Pathology Review
General Pathology Review
 CP Cytology/Hematology Rounds
Clin Path Journal Club
Laboratory Service Meetings
Resident Rounds
Diagnostic Pathfinder (optional)
Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests (optional)


Other Opportunities:
Specialty Rounds Opportunities: 
Histopathology/Journal Club
Gross Pathology
Special Pathology
Biopsy Conference
Necropsy Rounds
Dermatopathology Rounds
Neuropathology Rounds
Ocular Pathology Rounds
Lab Animal Pathology Rounds 
Zoo Pathology Rounds
Cytopathology Rounds
General Pathology Review  
Small Animal Grand Rounds
Large Animal Grand Rounds


Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Clinical Pathology:

Service  Teaching  Seminar/Courses  Research  Other 
Year 1 75 15 5 5  
Year 2 50 15 5 20 10
Year 3  35 15 5 20 25
Year 4


Other includes external rotations and independent study.


Percentage of Time Spent in Activities - Anatomic Pathology:
Service Teaching Seminar/Courses Research Other
Year 1 60 20 15 5
Year 2 60 13 15 10 2
Year 3 15 40 18 10 17
Year 4

Service percent time includes independent study for completion of cases.
Second year “Other” time is for required rotation through Clinical Pathology Service.
Third year “Other” time is for independent study for ACVP exam.

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