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Announcing the new Foundation President...
It is with great pleasure that I announce today the unanimous election of Dr. Francisco “Paco” Uzal to fill the spot of President of the Charles Louis Davis and Samuel Wesley Thompson Foundation for the Advancement of Veterinary and Comparative Pathology by our Board of Directors.
Superlatives fail to do justice to Paco’s contributions to the field of veterinary pathology, and to the education of all those who practice it, especially those who are in the early stages of their career.
A member of our Board of Directors for over fifteen years, Paco has risen through the ranks, being the architect of the Latin Comparative Pathology Group (LCPG, aka the Foundation’s Latin American Division), the first LCPG President, and ultimately, the Foundation’s first Vice-President for Latin American Affairs. His work, often self-funded, established Divisions in Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Peru, and held courses in many others. As an expert in the area of gastrointestinal disease, he has lectured for us around the world many time, and is most assuredly one of our most popular speakers.
It has been my great pleasure to work side by side with him in a shared vision of pathology education for everyone around the world, and it is my great honor to call him a friend. As a friend, I am posting a short bio below (to his great embarrassment, as one of the most humble men I know) for those few pathologists around the world who have not had the good fortune to meet him. And for those pathologists, I encourage you to correct that oversight as soon as possible.
The position of President is not a position that comes annually, but one that is generally many years in the making, and a position that lasts for many years as well. It calls for men and women of vision, and provides years to fulfill that vision. We don’t do it as a career box check, but because we are driven to improve global education. This position will allow Paco to expand his history of unparalleled success in Latin America to a truly global scale.
My advice to you, my friend, is not to sweat the small mistakes (as I have made my share over the years) because without them, you will not make the fantastic successes that I know you are capable of.
And so, to the members and friends of the Foundation, I present your new President, Dr. Paco Uzal:
Francisco A. Uzal, DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, is a Professor of Diagnostic Pathology and Branch Chief of the San Bernardino Laboratory of the California Animal Health and Food Safety, UCDavis. He is a leading expert on clostridial diseases of animals with special emphasis in enteric diseases. Dr. Uzal has published ~ 250 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is the senior author of the chapter on “Alimentary Diseases”, for the 6th edition of “Jubb, Kennedy and Palmer’s Pathology of Domestic Animals” (2015, Elsevier), and the first author of the recently published textbook on Clostridial diseases of animals (2016, Wiley and Blackwell). He is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a member of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. Dr Uzal is an Associated Editor and Photo Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Anaerobe and member of the editorial board of several other journals. He has been the coordinator of the Post-mortem Program for the California Horse Racing Board for the past 12 years. He is currently the Vice-President of the Davis/Thompson Foundation and president-elect of the Latin Comparative Pathology Group. Over the past 15+ years he has mentored a large number of Latinamerican veterinarians and vet students visiting his laboratory in California and lectured in many countries of Latin America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. He received the 2016 Life Achievement Award from Henaac.
Bruce Williams, DVM
CEO, Davis-Thompson Foundation
31st August 2018