Virtual roundtable discussion: The role of digital pathology in veterinary education and diagnosis

Kevin Keel, Associate Professor Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology School of Veterinary Medicine
David W. Gardiner DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP, head of anatomic pathology at Zoetis Reference Laboratories
Scott Blakely, Business Development Manager for Whole Slide Imaging, Hamamatsu Corporation
October 1, 2020

About this webinar

We invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion with two board certified veterinary pathologists Dr. Kevin Keel and Dr. David Gardiner. Veterinary pathology is considered an early adopter of digital pathology and had always seen the utility of these solutions to enhance education, training, drug discovery, research and diagnoses. Hamamatsu’s Scott Blakely will converse with Dr. Kevin Keel and Dr. David Gardiner in addressing how digital pathology is currently used in an academic and a commercial organization. Also, how best it could be used to train the next generation of veterinary pathologists. They will also explore how the veterinary pathology community could use digital pathology to further expand services.

About the presenters

Kevin Keel, DVM, Ph.D., DACVP is an Associate Professor and a board certified veterinary anatomic pathologist in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology. He is part of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Diagnostic laboratory. He teaches in the undergraduate and veterinary school curriculum at UC Davis, and he also is engaged in the instruction of pathology residents. He oversees the digital pathology operations at UC Davis College of Veterinary Medicine, and utilizes whole-slide images in his instruction and research efforts. His primary research interests are emerging infectious diseases of wildlife. He completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from University of Georgia and pathology residency training at UC Davis and then completed his Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of Arizona.


David W. Gardiner DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP is the head of anatomic pathology at Zoetis Reference Laboratories but prefers and pretends his real title is "Pathology Czar". Dr. Gardiner is a board-certified veterinary anatomic pathologist. Dr. Gardiner manages the anatomic pathology service at Zoetis Reference Laboratories and focuses his surgical pathology duties on dermatohistopathology and ocular pathology mixed with general companion animal diagnostic pathology. Dr. Gardiner is also an adjunct professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Utah State University. He received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree from Cornell University and completed his veterinary anatomic pathology residency and Masters of Science (MS) degree at Colorado State University.