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Career Opportunities in Veterinary Clinical Pathology


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Clinical/Medical Technologist 1 - Washington State University

Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Position Description: Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist needed to work in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital Clinical Pathology Laboratory at Washington State University. The technologist will rotate through the hematology, chemistry, and other (coagulation, urinalysis, cytology preparation) sections of the hospital laboratory on a routine basis.

Duties: Perform clinical diagnostic laboratory tests on animal samples; record and evaluate test results; contact appropriate personnel for tests with unusual or critical findings. Assure that quality control requirements are met to validate test results, record data as part of a quality assurance program. Assist in the development and evaluation of new procedures. Prepare and verify the quality of reagents, standards, and control samples. Utilize institution-based computer system for test result entry and data acquisition. Calibrate, troubleshoot, and perform routine and emergency preventative maintenance to laboratory instruments and related equipment.

Work schedule, Monday-Friday, 40 hours per week, with occasional emergency response on evenings and weekends. Competitive salary and benefits package including paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurance; and retirement.

Required Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology with a curriculum accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education AND accreditation of the American Medical Association AND certification or eligibility to take examination, with successful completion and certification within one year from date of hire, for certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists OR equivalent, OR certification with specialty organization appropriate to the laboratory division OR equivalent education/experience. Successful candidate will be subject to criminal background check. On-site training in evaluation of animal samples will be provided. The position is available immediately and is dependent on availability of successful candidate. New graduates will be considered.

Apply at, The closing date for applications is November 22, 2016.


Posted: November 18, 2016

Resident, Veterinary Clinical Pathology

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, at Oklahoma State University has an opening for a resident in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a strong interest in diagnostic clinical pathology. Our program has 3 board certified clinical pathologists and 2 clinical pathology residents. The successful candidate will receive training in all fields of Clinical Pathology including hematology, cytology, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, and histopathology. Residents participate in clinical diagnostic service, regularly scheduled rounds, small group teaching of DVM students and seminars in conjunction with other residents. In addition, residents spend 2-3 months per year training at a commercial diagnostic laboratory where they can gain access to a tremendous amount and variety of case material. This is a 3-year program designed to prepare candidates for a career in diagnostic Veterinary Clinical Pathology and obtain board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The starting salary for this position is $32,600 per year with benefits including health insurance. The starting date is July 1, 2017. Stillwater is a university town in proximity to Oklahoma City and Tulsa offering a low cost of living and ample opportunities for cultural and sporting entertainment and recreation. For full consideration, applications should be received by November 18, 2016 and contain a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, veterinary school/graduate school transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation. Applications and inquiries can be sent to Dr. Jim Meinkoth, Oklahoma State University, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, 250 McElroy Hall, Stillwater, OK, 74078-2007 or by email to

Offers will be made on or after Dec 1, 2016, by agreement with other training programs. Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings.

Posted: November 10, 2016

Head, Department of Comparative Pathobiology - Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine ( invites applications for the position of Head of the Department of Comparative Pathobiology ( We seek an individual with strong leadership skills and an internationally recognized record of scholarship and research, and the ability to guide the department of 36 faculty members in their continued development of excellence in learning, diagnostic engagement, and discovery. Departmental faculty members have expertise and research interests in pathology, microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, parasitology, epidemiology, public health, toxicology, the human-animal bond, and animal welfare science. The department has approximately 50 graduate students who participate with faculty members in multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research projects. The graduate program includes residency training in veterinary anatomic, avian, and clinical pathology and in laboratory animal medicine. Faculty members teach in the veterinary professional curriculum, the veterinary technology program, and the professional curriculum of the Indiana University School of Medicine at Lafayette. The College of Veterinary Medicine has a strong focus on comparative medicine and offers research support laboratories in the Center for Comparative translational Research (CTR) ( Purdue University provides exciting opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary research through the NCI-funded Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (; the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center in Discovery Park (; the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery (; and the Department of Biomedical Engineering and other academic departments and centers. Purdue University's recently established Pillars of Excellence in the Life Sciences Initiative provides additional opportunities, particularly in neurosciences and inflammation, immunology and infectious disease (

The successful candidate must have a DVM, and/or PhD degree, qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor and have a record of extramurally funded research. Candidates must possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; administrative experience is desired. Commitment to the department missions of discovery, learning and engagement and promotion and implementation of the College's strategic plan ( are essential. The department head must be dedicated to promoting the career development of others and to promoting an atmosphere of cultural diversity. The department head will work closely with the Director of the Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (, and must be aware and supportive of diagnostic activities. The department head serves on the College's Senior Leadership Team.

The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Applications should include a statement of professional goals; a brief statement on leadership style; curriculum vitae; and names and addresses of four references, and should be sent as .pdf files to Ms. Gloria Powell ( Applicants wishing more information are encouraged to contact Dr. Laurie A. Jaeger, Chair of the search committee, e-mail:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University values, nurtures, and respects all members of its community and ensures an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff are inspired and empowered to achieve their full potential. Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: October 19, 2016

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist - Principal Scientist, West Point, PA - Job # VET000271

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

In Merck's Safety Assessment and Laboratory Animal Resources (SALAR) area, we are pursuing new and innovative approaches for drug discovery and development and are passionate about developing Merck's drug pipeline and its people. As a part of these efforts, we collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to: 1) support the development of novel small molecules, therapeutic proteins and vaccine targets, 2) investigate mechanisms of toxicity to better evaluate drug development candidates, and 3) contribute to the collaborative effort of developing novel predictive assays and biomarkers that improve our ability to inform on human risk.

We are seeking a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist (Principal Scientist) who is interested in joining a growing department to design preclinical toxicity studies on novel drug candidates, develop novel biomarkers, and interpret clinical pathology data to assess potential human risk.

This position also offers the opportunity to lead and actively participate in the drug discovery and development process as non-clinical safety representative to project teams (Compound Leader) and to participate on committees external to Merck that foster the science of veterinary pathology and/or influence regulatory policy to promote more effective and efficient drug development.



  • DVM/VMD or equivalent


  • ACVP/ECVCP certification in veterinary clinical pathology


  • PhD; Experience in toxicologic pathology or related field

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at, search jobs, create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # VET000271 to:

Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Posted: Ocotober 4, 2017

Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist- Extended Search - Auburn University

The Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor, associate professor or professor. Minimum qualifications include D.V.M. degree (or equivalent), Ph.D. degree in veterinary pathology or an allied discipline, and diplomate status in anatomic pathology in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (or equivalent board certification). Desired qualifications include a record of research scholarship, excellence in didactic classroom or small group instruction, and must possess excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the anatomic pathology service, train residents and graduate students, teach in the professional curriculum and contribute to the research mission of the College and Auburn University. Starting salary and appointment will be commensurate with professional and academic credentials and experience. Please apply online at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until a candidate is recommended for appointment. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, letter of intent summarizing career goals and current research activities, and names and email information for three references. The candidate selected for the position must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Posted: September 8, 2016

Clinical Pathologist - North Carolina State University

The Department of Population Health and Pathobiology at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications from qualified individuals for a Clinical Veterinarian of Pathology. This is a 12 month appointment with possibility of renewability. The position is available beginning October 3, 2016. Candidates must possess a DVM or equivalent degree, have successfully completed a formal residency in clinical pathology and be certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in Clinical Pathology or be Board eligible. The Clinical Veterinarian position joins 3 board certified clinical pathologists, 3 clinical pathology residents, 7 medical technologists, 7 board certified anatomical pathologists, 2 board certified poultry pathologists and 5 anatomical pathology residents who all contribute to the teaching, service and scholarly mission of the PHP Department. The responsibilities assigned to this position include teaching, clinical service duty and resident training that commits to maintaining excellence in clinical pathology teaching, service, residency training and recruitment of competitive residency candidates. Opportunities for collaborative research exist at NCSU-CVM, and regional universities, government agencies and corporations.

Raleigh, North Carolina is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in America and is located only hours from the mountains and ocean. NCSU is in close proximity to other regional universities (Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), as well as government agencies (NIEHS, NTP) and corporations within the Research Triangle.

Applications should include a cover letter specifying career goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references. To apply for this position please visit: (position #00105818). Applications will only be accepted online.

Questions pertaining to this position can be directed to:
Carol Grindem
Professor, Clinical Pathology

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Posted: September 6, 2016

Clinical Pathology Residency Position – University of Missouri

The University of Missouri, College Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory invites applications for a 3-year residency in Clinical Pathology.  The program provides in-depth clinical pathology training through diagnostic service responsibilities, limited teaching in the professional curriculum, participation in weekly seminars, presentations at national meetings, research experience and coursework leading to an M.S. (thesis or non-thesis) degree. The program is designed to meet the training requirements to sit for the certification examination of The American College of Veterinary Pathologists.  Candidates must have earned a DVM or equivalent degree from an institution accredited by the AVMA and must qualify for both, admission to the University of Missouri Graduate School and veterinary licensure in the State of Missouri.

The successful applicant will work with three ACVP board-certified veterinary clinical pathologists and two residents in a professionally-staffed clinical pathology laboratory. 

Applications should include curriculum vitae, statement of professional goals, veterinary school transcript & class ranking, and a list of three references (name, address, phone number, e-mail address).

The position shall begin August 1, 2017.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  Application materials can be submitted to Charles E. Wiedmeyer DVM, PhD, DACVP, 900 E. Campus Dr., A345 Clydesdale Hall, Columbia, Missouri, 65211, 573-882-0052,

The University of Missouri is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Posted: September 1, 2016


The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a residency position in Veterinary Clinical Pathology available in 2017 (start date will be either September 1 or October 1). 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, 2016, 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 to Dr. Young 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: August 24, 2016

Veterinary Clinical Pathology-Non-Thesis MS/Residency Graduate Student

The Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Purdue University has an opening in a three-year combined non-thesis MS/residency graduate program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. This program offers: 1) broad experience in the areas of hematology, clinical chemistry, and diagnostic cytology, and 2) training that will enable the resident to sit for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists upon completion of the program. Responsibilities include graduate course work in pathology and other disciplines which will be selected by the student and her/his advisory committee, participation in the clinical pathology service rotation, and teaching professional veterinary students, vet techs, interns, and residents. The starting stipend for this position is currently $30,450 per year with benefits and a tuition waiver. The tentative start date is July 1, 2017. This individual joins two other clinical pathology trainees and three clinical pathologists.

Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree. Individuals who desire PhD training upon completion of the program are especially encouraged to apply. Specific interests of the clinical pathology faculty include diagnostic cytology/surgical pathology, inflammation, immunocytochemistry, hematopoietic neoplasia, and clinical research. General areas of departmental research interests include infectious diseases, immunology, oncology, toxicologic and environmental pathology, genomics, and epidemiology.

Applications will be received until November 1, 2016, or until the position is filled. Additional information can be obtained from Dr. Craig A. Thompson, Clinical Pathology Training Coordinator, CPB Department, VPTH Building, 725 Harrison Street, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2027. Interested individuals can complete an online application for submission at Email questions regarding the application process to Ms. Barbara White, CPB Graduate Program Coordinator, at Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted: August 22, 2016

Assistant, Associate, Full Professor of Clinical Pathology - Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

The rapidly growing Department of Pathology and Population Medicine at Midwestern University's College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a full time faculty position in clinical pathology. Our pathology team currently includes 2 clinical and 3 anatomic pathologists. This appointment can be tenure-track or non-tenure-track, depending on the goals of the applicant. The successful applicant will play an important role in teaching and mentoring veterinary students, developing the pathology program at Midwestern, and providing clinical pathology service support for on-campus clinical programs. He/she may also supervise graduate student research projects and will be encouraged to develop wider independent or collaborative research projects.

The following qualifications are required:
DVM or equivalent degree (AVMA-accredited degree program preferred)
Board certification by ACVP or ECVP
Evidence of excellent communication skills
Teaching and clinical diagnostic pathology experience
A strong commitment to meeting the needs of students, and an understanding of student-centered learning
Collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service

The following qualifications are desirable but not required:
Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of study
Additional advanced training in pathology

Midwestern University is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides graduate and professional education in the health sciences. The University has two campuses -- one in Downers Grove, Illinois and the other in Glendale, Arizona. More than 6,000 full-time students are enrolled in graduate programs in osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse anesthesia, cardiovascular perfusion, podiatry, optometry, clinical psychology, speech language pathology, and biomedical sciences. Over 500 full-time faculty members and 400 staff members are dedicated to the education and development of our students in an environment that encourages learning, respect for all members of the health care team, service, interdisciplinary scholarly activity, and personal growth. The addition of veterinary medicine on the Glendale campus provides an excellent opportunity to train students following the principles of One Health. The MWU-CVM has received provisional accreditation from the AVMA Council on Education and anticipates Full Accreditation in 2018. The first class of 100 students matriculated in August 2014.

The Animal Health Institute is the clinical arm of the College of Veterinary Medicine. It is comprised of the Diagnostic Pathology Center (DPC), Companion Animal Clinic (CAC), and the Equine and Bovine Center (EBC). Clinical pathology services are housed in the CAC, a modern and innovative veterinary hospital for small animals, which opened in December 2014. The 111,000 sq. ft. building contains state-of-the-art surgical, dental, and intensive care facilities, and is equipped with digital radiography, fluoroscopy, C-arm, 32-slice CT, ultrasound, endoscopy, laparoscopy, and arthroscopy equipment. A 3.0 Tesla MRI and a 128-slice PET/CT will be housed in the adjacent Institute for Healthcare Innovation, scheduled to break ground in 2016. A full-service rehabilitation facility is available for post-surgical patients. In addition to outstanding clinical facilities and equipment, the Animal Health Institute houses a pharmacy, a large and well-equipped surgery teaching laboratory, simulated examination rooms for clinical communications training using standardized clients/patients, and ample conference and small-group meeting rooms. A large, full-service clinical pathology laboratory is currently in development. The DPC is a state-of-the-art pathology facility that includes a 5,300 sq-ft necropsy floor, a gross pathology teaching theatre, a fully equipped histopathology laboratory, an 800 sq-ft BSL3-capable necropsy suite, and 1200 sq-ft of classroom/teaching space. The EBC is a large animal teaching facility housing small herds of cattle and horses. This facility includes a clinical skills teaching laboratory hosting a variety of large animal simulators and models, arenas, and live-animal indoor and outdoor teaching and treatment areas.

We are seeking a faculty member who is excited about participating in the growth of a new veterinary college and having a role in shaping its teaching and clinical programs. While independent research is not a requirement for this position, a certain degree of scholarly activity is expected of all faculty members. Evidence of interest and experience in research will be considered an asset. If you would like to learn more about this position or about the CVM, please submit your letter of intent and application through Midwestern University's online job board:

  1. Visit
  2. In the Quick Links section, select "Employment at MWU"
  3. Select "Employment Opportunities"
  4. Select "Faculty" for job category, "Arizona" for location and click "Search"
  5. Your online application should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names and contact information of at least three professional references

For more information about this position, please contact:

Alexandra Brower, D.V.M., DACVP
Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Population Medicine
College of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or veterans status, in accord with 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a).

Posted: August 11, 2016

Veterinary Clinical Pathologist Positions - Antech Diagnostics

ANTECH Diagnostics, the leader in veterinary diagnostic services has openings for clinical pathologists in FLEXIBLE LOCATIONS throughout the US!! The position entails review and interpretation of cytology and hematology samples as well as consulting services on laboratory cases/data. You will be part of a great pathology team which consists of over 30 full time clinical pathologists nationwide with a commitment by operations/management for continued advancement. Cutting edge technology (digital hematology and digital histopathology). Competitive salary. Qualifications include a DVM or VMD and ACVP board certification. Do not hesitate to inquire!

For further information contact Dr. Reema Patel:

Posted: August 10, 2016


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 2017. 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 immunocy to chemistry.

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 Ms. Karen Nichols ( To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2016. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the closing date; however, no formal offers will be made until after December 1, 2016. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Questions regarding graduate degree options with the program or other questions about the residency program may be directed to Dr. Anne Barger (

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

Posted: July 29, 2016

2 Clinical Pathology Vacancies with CVS (Axiom and Finn) Laboratories (UK)

CVS is the largest veterinary group in the UK encompassing more than 350 veterinary surgeries, including three locations which are wholly referral practices. We operate four laboratories performing diagnostics services for the veterinary industry and seven pet crematoria. The Group also includes Animed Direct, an online store selling medicines, pet food and other animal related products.

The laboratories are located in Devon, Norfolk and Surrey and provide a wide range of diagnostic tests to both CVS and non-CVS practices; on average non-CVS cases make up 80% of the laboratories daily submissions. Our success is derived from the passion our people have for animals and for making pets a priority, it's what is at the heart of our work, every day.

Over the past couple of years the laboratories have seen a significant increase in our submission numbers and an even greater increase in the number of cytology cases so we are now looking for an additional Clinical Pathologists at both Axiom Laboratories, in Devon, and Finn Laboratories, in Norfolk. These roles are being created to help us cope with the current workload and allow for continued growth. You will be joining a team of 7 boarded clinical pathologists from a range of nationalities and backgrounds.

The main aspects of these roles will include: cytology, haematology, interpretation of laboratory results, phone consultations and input into the quality system and new processes and procedures. These roles will have a bias towards cytology and once established we expect you to be able to read and report on 30 cytologies in an 8 hour day; we will consider applicants looking for full or part time hours.

Applicants should preferably have, or be close to gaining, post graduate qualifications, and/or board certification in Clinical Pathology (ESVCP, ASCVP, FRCPath,) and be ready to work in a busy rewarding commercial environment. Applicants also need to be or be able to become members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

Salary is based on qualification, experience and cytology productivity up to £65,000 plus 25 days holiday, CPD, pension.

For more information or to apply contact Dan Sherry, Axiom's General Manager, on or 01626 357771.

Posted: July 29, 2016

Residency in Clinical Pathology - University of Tennessee

The Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, has an opening for a clinical pathology residency position (starting date August 1, 2017). The application deadline is December 1, 2016. We plan to make our initial offer for the position on December 9.

Our residency program is designed to fulfill training requirements and eligibility for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Training will emphasize diagnostic cytology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Opportunities are also readily available for training in surgical biopsy, general pathology, and laboratory quality management, and for involvement in research. The resident will participate in diagnostic service, teaching of veterinary students, journal club, rounds, and seminars, and will be encouraged to attend and present at national meetings and write manuscripts for publication. More information about the program here, and about programs at other institutions, is available on the ASVCP website (

The Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences currently has three boarded clinical pathologists and six anatomic pathologists. Our diagnostic service is supported by a diverse caseload with submissions from within the teaching hospital and from outside practices, a well-equipped laboratory, and ancillary resources including in-house immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry. In addition to faculty pathologists, our department has basic research faculty with programs in cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and virology.

Candidates for the position must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-recognized institution. An internship or practice experience is desirable. The residency has a starting salary of $28,000 and comes with an available medical benefits package. The appointment is renewable on an annual basis (three years total), assuming satisfactory performance. The salary will increase to $28,500 in the 2nd year of the program, and $29,000 in the 3rd year of the program.

Applications for the clinical pathology residency should include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of professional goals
  • Veterinary school transcript
  • Three references (names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers)

Applications should be sent to:

Michael M. Fry
Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4542
Phone: 865-755-3063

Informal inquiries are welcome.

The University of Tennessee is an EEOA/AA/TitleVI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Posted: July 28, 2016

Combined Residency/PhD Training in Clinical Pathology – Texas A&M University

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences invites applications for a Veterinary Resident position in clinical pathology that will begin on July 1, 2017. The three-year program fulfills the eligibility requirements for the American College of Veterinary Pathology (ACVP) certification examination. The incoming resident will join a team of five board-certified clinical pathologists and two residents.

Training is obtained through diagnostic service, instruction of veterinary students, participation in diagnostic and research-oriented seminars, and graduate courses. Residents are strongly encouraged to pursue a PhD degree. The department faculty has diverse backgrounds and research interests, providing many opportunities for research training. Departmental research strengths include host/pathogen interactions, molecular genetics, renal/urine proteomics, avian diseases, and neuroscience. Interdepartmental research opportunities and college signature programs include environmental medicine/toxicology, neurosciences, biodefense and emerging infectious diseases, cardiovascular sciences, reproductive biology, and biomedical genomics. Research training opportunities are also available at the Texas A&M College of Medicine, the Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston, and The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The Bryan-College Station area offers a college-town atmosphere, a relatively low cost of living, and convenient access to surrounding urban centers including Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas-Fort Worth. The starting salary is $35,000/yr. with medical/retirement benefits and travel support to regional and national meetings. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-accredited school.

Interested individuals should submit a curriculum vitae, veterinary college transcripts, GRE scores (use institution code 6003, if sending official scores), three reference letters, and a statement of professional goals and interests via e-mail to or by mail to Ms. Cynthia Voelker for the attention of Dr. Karen E. Russell, Residency Director, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4467.

For more detailed information, applicants can contact Dr. Karen Russell (; 979-845- 9180) and visit the residency webpage ( Review of completed application packets will begin November 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Posted: July 12, 2016