Dr. José G. Vilches-Moure, DVM, PhD, Assistant 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, 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 cardiac development and pathology, developmental pathology, and refinement of animal models in which to study early cancer detection techniques. His teaching interests include comparative anatomy/histology, general pathology, comparative pathology, and pathology of laboratory animal species.

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) (2011 - Present)
  • Member, American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) (2015 - Present)
  • Member, American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, American Heart Association (AHA) (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, American Heart Association (AHA) (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Digital Pathology Association (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Latin Comparative Pathology Group (2018 - Present)

Professional Education

  • 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)