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Career Opportunities in Veterinary Clinical Pathology


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Residency/Graduate Study in Veterinary Clinical Pathology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Department of Pathobiology ( and Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory ( at the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has an opening for a veterinarian interested in applied graduate study in clinical pathology. The position will be available as early as August 2015.  Successful candidates will have the option to choose an applied program of training in clinical pathology leading to eligibility for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and a Master’s Degree or a biphasic program consisting of 1) applied training in clinical pathology leading to board eligibility, and 2) study in experimental pathology or a related field leading to a PhD degree.  Estimated completion time for the combined program (PhD) is five years, depending on prior qualifications.  Estimated completion time for the applied program (MS) is three years.  Beginning residents receive an annual stipend of $31,600 and are eligible for standard University employee health insurance benefits.  A tuition and partial fee waiver is currently available to qualifying residents along with an annual travel stipend.

The department is multi-disciplinary in nature and a wide variety of research opportunities are available.  Infectious disease and immunology are particular areas of emphasis within the department and opportunities for research utilizing “cutting edge” techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry and microscopy are available.  The clinical pathology laboratory is a full-service laboratory providing testing for hematology, clinical chemistry, endocrinology, cytology and immunocytochemistry.

Interested candidates should complete the online Graduate College application located at: Application materials required are: letter of intent, including career goals, all transcripts, CV, GRE score, TOEFL score (if applicable) and three letters of reference.  Questions regarding the application process can be directed to  To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 20, 2014.  Candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no formal offers will be made until after December 1, 2014.  Questions regarding graduate degree options with the program or other questions about the residency program may be directed to Dr. Anne Barger ( The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Posted: July 29, 2014

Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital

Veterinary Pathology Job Description:
The Center for Comparative Medicine (CCM) Veterinary Pathologist provides professional expertise in a collaborative research environment to investigators at MGH and other regional research programs in laboratory animal pathology with an emphasis in clinical pathology. This position is fully funded through the CCM and may involve a professional appointment in the Pathology Service at MGH. The pathologist will also be responsible for all aspects of fee-for-service support provided to MGH researchers and others for veterinary diagnostics with a primary focus on clinical pathology. The position involves daily exposure to laboratory animals and their waste products.


  • Provide a professional collaborative resource in laboratory animal pathology for investigators at MGH and elsewhere with emphasis on clinical pathology, assay development and novel instrumentation.
  • Provide collaborative diagnostic and research pathology expertise in response to research and veterinary care needs of MGH and other applicable institutions. 
  • Consult with MGH researchers on experimental design and testing and perform collection and analysis of various biological samples from laboratory animal species
  • Oversee all aspects of resource management including an annual budget, staff development, staff labor hours expended, billable hours fulfilled, and supplies and equipment inventory.
  • Participate in academic activities of the MGH Pathology Service, if appropriate.


  • Doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA-accredited institution.
  • Board-certification in veterinary clinical or anatomic pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or eligibility to sit for the ACVP board examination. Candidates dually board certified in both anatomic and clinical pathology are preferred.
  • Specialty pathology training working with laboratory animal species.  
  • Experience in managing a laboratory, staff and instrumentation is preferred.

The strong candidate should have a record of independent and collaborative biomedical research.

Written and spoken proficiency in English and basic scientific terms.

Posted: July 23, 2014

Clinical Pathologist, Madison, WI

We currently have an opening for a board certified Clinical Pathologist at our Madison, WI site. Responsibilities include:

  • Perform the evaluation and interpretation of clinical pathology data from animals exposed to test materials /
  • Author comprehensive pathology narrative reports of clinical pathology data while meeting report deadlines.
  • Collaborate with anatomic pathologists in correlating clinical pathology and histopathologic findings on toxicology studies.
  • Provide scientific and technical advice on clinical pathology to the clinical pathology technicians to ensure accuracy and compliance with protocols and SOP’s.
  • Maintain working relationships with internal and external clients in order to ensure client satisfaction with the Clinical Pathology Laboratory deliverables.
  • Meet with clients, consultants, Study Directors, Study Toxicologists and regulatory officials regarding studies, protocols, procedures, inspections, etc.
  • Provide support for technical training of the Clinical Pathology staff.
  • Perform internal peer reviews of in-house toxicology reports that include interpretations of Clinical Pathology data.
  • Provide diagnostic support to the Department of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
  • Keep up to date with new procedures, methodologies and technology in clinical pathology procedures.
  • Attend scientific meetings and continuing education seminars.
  • Participate in process improvement projects.

Education/Qualifications - DVM/VMD degree or equivalent..

  • DVM/VMD degree or equivalent veterinary degree.
  • Formal pathology residency or graduate studies (ie MS, PhD) at an institution in which the training of veterinary pathologists is a primary function.
  • Board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) in clinical pathology.

Experience -

  • Ability to evaluate clinical pathology parameters from various species of animals.
  • Ability to work with other scientists and staff to address scientific issues relating to clinical pathology.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide scientific guidance and feedback to technicians.
  • Basic computer skills.

Covance offers extraordinary career opportunities to our employees. Here you will find a place to learn, grow, and achieve … a place to call your professional home. We provide the opportunity for a career with purpose in an environment that values achievement and supports a balance between personal and professional lives.

To Apply: Please visit our website at & apply to req 46975

Covance is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. (M/F/D/V). Your confidentiality and privacy are important to us.

Posted: July 21, 2014


The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a residency position in Veterinary Clinical Pathology available October 1, 2015. The 3-year training program is designed to prepare the individual for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and includes training in hematology, coagulation, clinical chemistry, cytology, urinalysis, clinical immunology, and surgical pathology. The Clinical Pathology Section maintains strong and active interactions with the other sections in the Hospital. The successful applicant will be 1 of 2 residents and will join a team of 3 clinical pathologists and an excellent group of medical technologists. The resident plays a role in instruction of 2nd and 4th year veterinary medical students, interns, and residents in other specialty areas. The School is rich in clinical, teaching, and research interactions, and there are many opportunities to participate in rounds, seminars, and continuing education programs and in research projects that take advantage of exceptional resources in infectious disease pathobiology, oncology, food animal production medicine, and other disciplines.

Applicants must be graduates of a school/college of veterinary medicine; completion of a one-year internship or equivalent practice experience is preferred. The application deadline is November 1, 2014, and application materials consist of a letter of intent that includes a statement of your professional goals, a curriculum vitae, transcripts from veterinary medical school, and 3 letters of reference sent directly by the referees. Please send these materials by mail or email to: Karen M. Young, VMD, PhD, Department of Pathobiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2015 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706 or For additional information, Dr. Young may be contacted by email or phone (608.263.5317).

The University of Wisconsin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity.

Posted: July 21, 2014

Clinical Pathologists – IDEXX Laboratories Australia
Opportunity to live and work in Australia
Global veterinary industry leader
Strong local and global Pathology network
Are you interested in developing your career while enjoying the Aussie lifestyle and culture?

As part of the IDEXX Professional Services Team you will be making a difference in pets and peoples' lives by providing best in class animal care. As a Veterinary Pathologist you will play a key role in exceeding our customers' expectations through interpretation of results and providing professional advice to our customers.

In addition you will partner to build our relationships with our customers and actively participate in continuing education to our customers.

Your previous experience in diagnostic veterinary clinical pathology and a demonstrated commitment to high quality service will be highly regarded. Board certification by the ACVP or Fellowship of the ACVSc is preferred, although other suitably experienced applicants looking to grow their careers with IDEXX will be considered.

IDEXX will support you in a professional environment which provides opportunities for further career development through our structured continuing professional development (CPD) program. This CPD program provides time and financial support to ensure you are continuously developing your skills.

IDEXX will also assist you to obtain the right to work, registration with the appropriate Veterinary Board and relocation assistance to enable you to immediately become a productive member of the IDEXX team.

The Professional Services Team deals with clients all over Australia and has team members based in each of our Australian laboratories in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.

If you are interested in taking this exciting challenge and making a difference to our customers, please forward your resume and covering letter to Alternatively for more information feel free to contact Kate Harris in Sydney, Australia, Human Resources Business Partner, on or +61 2 9898 7387 or Ed de Oliveira in Portland, Maine, USA, Recruiter, on +1 +12075563160 or

Posted: July 16, 2014

Residency in Clinical Pathology - The Department of Pathology at The University of Georgia has an opening for residency training in Clinical Pathology beginning July 1, 2015. The incoming resident will join a team comprised of 3 clinical pathologists and 2 residents.  This program is 3 years in duration and is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists; opportunities for graduate degree programs are also offered. The residency involves intensive training in all aspects of veterinary clinical pathology including hematology, clinical chemistry, cytology, and surgical biopsy. Teaching of clinical pathology to veterinary medical students, participation in seminars, presentations at national meetings, and writing a manuscript for publication are also expected of the resident. The starting salary is $29,925.00 per year plus tuition support and travel support to regional and national meetings.  Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree and provide evidence of academic strength and interest in clinical pathology. One or more years of post-doctoral clinical experience (such as completion of an internship) is recommended, but not required.  The following must be sent to Mrs. Jennifer Kempf at 501 DW Brooks Dr., Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7388 (or ): curriculum vitae, statement of professional goals and three reference letters. Electronic application to the Graduate school (including official veterinary school transcripts) for the Master of Science (MS) in Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences or the Non-degree seeking program must also be submitted through the following website to complete the residency application process:  To discuss graduate degree options or for more information about the residency program, please contact Dr. Bridget Garner by E-mail:  Top candidates may be asked to participate in phone and/or in-person interviews, although any interested applicant is welcome to visit. Applications submitted by October 15, 2014 are assured full consideration, and the successful applicant will be notified around December 1, 2014.  Additional information about the Department of Pathology may be found at  The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a vibrant community of 100,000 located in the wooded Piedmont hills of northeast Georgia. Offering the amenities of a cosmopolitan city, the surrounding area also offers a wide variety of lifestyle choices. Athens is located 1.5 hours from Atlanta, two hours from the Appalachian Trail, and four hours from the Atlantic coast. The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Posted: June 27, 2014

Clinical Pathology Residency Training at the University of California–Davis

The University of California-Davis has a residency position available in Veterinary Clinical Pathology beginning August 1, 2015. The 3-year program is designed to fulfill training requirements and eligibility for board certification in clinical pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Training emphasizes analytical and interpretive skills in diagnostic laboratory medicine (hematology, clinical chemistry, cytology, surgical pathology); basic principles of pathophysiology and disease; and quality control, test validation, instrumentation and laboratory data management. The resident will be based in the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and provide service and consultation to clinicians, technicians, residents, and students under the supervision of 5 board-certified clinical pathologists. The resident will participate in rounds and seminars, contribute to publication of case material, and design and execute an original research project. Residents also will participate in teaching clinical pathology to veterinary students. Opportunities exist for externships at IDEXX Veterinary Laboratories in West Sacramento, pharmaceutical/biotech industries, and laboratories for zoo animals, laboratory animals, and primates. Candidates with interest in an advanced (PhD) degree are especially encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications are graduation from a school of veterinary medicine and one year of internship or equivalent practice experience. Starting salary is $40,368 plus benefits. Continuation to subsequent years is contingent on satisfactory performance.

Applicants should submit a statement of career goals, curriculum vitae, veterinary school transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation to: Deadline for receipt of application materials is October 15, 2014.

For more information see:

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer committed to a campus climate that supports equality and respect for differences based on gender, cultural ethnicity, disability, and sexual orientation.

Posted: June 20, 2014


IDEXX Laboratories Ltd, the global leader in Veterinary Diagnostics, is seeking a qualified Clinical Pathologist to join our team of 24 veterinary professionals serving the UK market. IDEXX Laboratories Ltd employs 11 Clinical Pathologists, 8 Anatomic Pathologists and 5 Internal Medicine Specialists and is now looking to further expand the UK professional team with a full time qualified Clinical Pathologist to be based at our Reference Laboratory in Wetherby, West Yorkshire, UK.

Prospective candidates must hold a recognized qualification in Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ECVCP, ACVP, FRCPath) and must have previous working experience in commercial diagnostic laboratories. Candidates without a formal qualification in Clinical Pathology but eligible to sit a board exam with the relevant colleges will be considered depending on the working experience, particularly if highly experienced in cytopathology.

The Clinical Pathology Team is responsible for the examination of cytology specimens, hematology path reviews, written interpretation of laboratory results, including microbiology and phone consultations, in the areas of clinical pathology and internal medicine for a variety of animal species. The majority of the diagnostic work originates from small animals, with a smaller but significant number of equine, large animals, avian and exotic specimens. Alongside the Reference Laboratories duties, the Clinical Pathology Team is regularly involved in supporting our IDEXX in-house customers with the interpretation of laboratory results generated by the IDEXX in-house instruments. Finally, customer education, participation in validation studies, and internal training of our technical staff complete the list of activities requested for this position.

IDEXX Laboratories is rapidly expanding in Europe and currently employs more than 60 veterinary specialists that support 11 Reference Laboratories across countries. Our laboratory in Wetherby performs high quality diagnostic work for a variety of animal species, is accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard for testing laboratories, and employs more than 120 staff including veterinary professionals, qualified technicians, management, and clerical staff.

For more information or if you wish to be considered for this opportunity, visit: – Innovative diagnostics and technologies for better veterinary care and safer food and water

Posted: May 22, 2014

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR IN VETERINARY CLINICAL PATHOLOGY.  The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a clinical instructor in clinical pathology.  Duties will include diagnostic service in the clinical pathology laboratory and instruction in the clinical pathology curriculum. Opportunities are available to pursue collaborative or clinical research. The successful applicant will hold a DVM degree or equivalent and will have completed clinical pathology residency. Board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and an advanced graduate degree are desired qualifications. For full consideration, applications should be received by June 15, 2014.  Proposed starting date:  as soon as possible after July 31, 2014. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Anne Barger, (217)244-4106 or To apply for the position, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of 3 references to


Posted: May 22, 2014


Salary scale: £37,756 - £47,787

Limit of Tenure: 3 years in first instance 

Applications are invited for an experienced Veterinary Clinical Pathologist to join the diagnostic laboratory service of the Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital from 1 September 2014. The person appointed will be a key player in the provision of clinical pathology services to the Department of Veterinary Medicine, its associated clinics, ambulatory services, University and external clients.   The role also encompasses participation in the practical instruction of veterinary students, the training of the Senior Clinical Training Scholars, and management of the clinical pathology laboratory and its staff.

The successful applicant will benefit from the wide-ranging facilities within the Department, including a strong team of support staff.

Applicants should hold Membership of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons or a veterinary degree conferring eligibility for membership; and should have a Diploma of the American or European College of Veterinary Clinical Pathology, or have completed an approved training programme conferring eligibility to sit the Diploma examinations.

The following are essential: at least 36 months’ experience in diagnostic clinical pathology with all the common domestic species; experience in laboratory instrumentation and QC and QA procedures; proven ability to provide an accurate and timely clinical pathology service; an understanding of the requirements of animal hospital work; excellent organisational skills; ability to organise own time and workload.

The following are desirable: experience in managing the day-to-day running of a clinical pathology service and staff; experience in clinical pathology of laboratory animal species; some clinical veterinary undergraduate teaching experience.

Informal enquiries: Dr Fernando Constantino-Casas (University Pathologist): 01223 337640, ; or Dr Joy Archer (Senior Lecturer Clinical Pathology) 01223 337635,

  • Further details: follow link below.
  • Information about the Department:
  • To submit an application: click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ link on this page, register an account (if you have not already done so), log in, then complete the online application form.
  • You should upload the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; a brief covering letter expalining how your experience fits the profile for this role.
  • Closing date for applications: 29 May 2014.
  • Interview date:   17 June 2014.

Posted: May 21, 2014

Combined 4-year Residency and Masters Programme in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Graduates in veterinary medicine, preferably with at least one year of post graduate experience,  are invited to apply for this combined Scholarship and Master's degree by research. Applicants must be a Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying them for membership. Candidates will be expected to sit board-certification examinations of the American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP), and to undertake a Master's degree by research in the field of clinical pathology. The training programme requires participation in the Department’s clinical services, in addition to small-group teaching of veterinary students. Scholarships are renewed annually, subject to satisfactory progress. Initial stipend £18,500 (PAYE exempt), the stipend rises to £20,000 by the fourth year. £1,500 per annum is available for attendance at conference(s), examination fees and externship costs. Proposed start date 1st September 2014. Additional information and application link will be available in the University of Glasgow website starting from the 16th of May.

Further particulars are available on the web: or on request from Mrs Marie Henderson, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Glasgow, Bearsden Road, Glasgow, G61 1QH. (Tel: 0141-330 5814; Fax: 0141-330 5729; e-mail:  

Applications should be made at aresearchdegree under MVLS-Clinical Pathology Residency (available from the 16th of May)

Please ensure you upload your CV as part of the application process.

Closing date for applications: 1 June 2014

The University is committed to equality of opportunity in employment.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Posted: May 21, 2014

University Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology, University of Cambridge, Department of Veterinary Medicine, West Cambridge Site

Stipend scale: £37,756 - £47,787 (University Lecturer), £50,688 - £53,765 (University Senior Lecturer)

Applications are invited for the role of University Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pathology available from 1 September 2014. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful applicant to develop a research programme in an appropriate area of interest. Other duties include responsibility (with other academic staff in the area) for the teaching of clinical pathology to undergraduates in the Department, through lectures, practicals, seminars and small group teaching; participation in the provision of clinical pathology (including microbiology) diagnostic services to The Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital, its associated clinics, and external veterinary practices; collaborating with and leading other academic staff in the development of existing or new/modern diagnostic tests in clinical pathology; contributing to the training of Clinical Training Scholars (Interns and Residents) by supporting some of their clinical research activities.

You should be a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, or hold a veterinary degree qualifying you for membership; have a PhD or doctoral level degree in a relevant area; have a proven track record in grant-funded research and peer-reviewed publication; have documented experience in teaching clinical pathology at undergraduate and post-graduate levels; have significant experience in veterinary diagnostic clinical pathology work with all the common domestic species; have attained or be eligible to sit the forthcoming examinations for the RCVS, European or American Diploma in Clinical Pathology (preference will be given to candidates who have attained a Diploma). It is desirable that you should have demonstrated ability to take part in clinical research efforts in clinical pathology.

Informal enquiries: Professor James Wood, 01223 764666,

Further details: follow link below.
Information about the Department:

To submit an application for this vacancy: click on the link in the ‘Apply online’ section of the advert published on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. This will take you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already done so) and log in before completing the online application form.
Please upload the following documents: curriculum vitae; list of publications; brief statement (no more than one side of A4) about how your experience fits the profile for this role.

Closing date for applications: 27 May 2014.
Interview date:  20 June 2014.

Posted: April 30, 2014