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José Vilches-Moure, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Comparative Medicine
Dr. José G. Vilches-Moure, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, received his DVM degree from Purdue University in Indiana in 2007. He completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology (with emphasis in pathology of laboratory animal species) and his PhD in Comparative Pathology at the University of California-Davis. He joined Stanford in 2015, is the founder and current Faculty Director for Comparative and Experimental Pathology Post-doctoral Fellowship, the current Faculty Director of the Master of Laboratory Animal Science (MLAS) Graduate Program, and is the past Director of the Animal Histology Services (AHS; 2015-2022). Dr. Vilches-Moure is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists, and his collaborative research interests include refinement of animal models, cancer biology and early cancer detection techniques, cardiac development and pathology, developmental pathology, and host-pathogen interactions. His teaching interests include comparative anatomy/histology, general pathology, comparative pathology, and pathology of laboratory animal species.


B.S., University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez, Animal Science (2003)
D.V.M., Purdue University, Veterinary Medicine (2007)
Dipl. A.C.V.P., American College of Veterinary Pathologists, Anatomic Pathology (2011)
Ph.D., University of California - Davis, Comparative Pathology (2015)