Harold Davis
Amgen, Inc.


Employment in industry, often considered synonymous with the practice of toxicologic pathology, offers a continual challenge to the veterinary pathologist with an appetite for personal and professional growth. The safety of the chemicals and materials we use daily in consumer products, human and veterinary pharmaceuticals and medical devices, and in our work places have likely been evaluated, at some point in their life cycle, by a pathologist.

The practice of veterinary pathology for safety assessment offers the opportunity to interact with scientists from other biomedical disciplines, to relate clinical and morphologic pathology data to its larger context in human and animal health, and to communicate the importance of pathology for risk assessment. Pathologists in industry also study and characterize animal models of disease and seek to continually improve the utility of animal toxicology data for human risk assessment.