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Career Opportunities in Veterinary Clinical Pathology


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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 July 1, 2015). The application deadline is November 1, 2014.  We plan to make our initial offer for the position on November 17.

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 and general pathology, 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 case load 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 but not mandatory. The residency has a starting salary of $27,000 and comes with amedical benefits package.  The appointment is renewable on an annual basis (three years total), assuming satisfactory performance.  The salary will increase to $27,500 in the 2nd year of the program, and $28,000 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: August 27, 2014

Clinical Pathologist, Department of Pathobiology, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine

The Department of Pathobiology (, at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, invites applications for an Assistant or an Associate Professor in veterinary clinical pathology. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility in diagnostic clinical pathology and will be the Chief of the Clinical Pathology Laboratory at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia (

Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital is one of the nation's busiest veterinary teaching hospitals, with close to 33,000 small animal patient visits each year, 13,000 of which are emergency cases. The Ryan Hospital has been designated as a Certified Level I Facility by the Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society and was recently designated as one of the nation's top veterinary trauma centers by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. Philadelphia is a city steeped in history and culture and with four medical schools and several major biotech and pharmaceutical companies it is a city rich in scientific tradition and opportunity. 

Applicants should have a DVM/VMD or equivalent degree and be board-certified in Clinical Pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. It is anticipated that this appointment will be made at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, but applications from exceptional individuals at more senior academic ranks will also be considered.
The successful candidate will be actively involved in the diagnostic work up of clinical and surgical cases with specialists. Duties will be defined by the appointment status but will include clinical service, research and teaching (didactic, laboratory, and clinical cases for professional students and practicing veterinarians).

The position will remain open until filled.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of research interests and the names and contact information for at least 3 references through the University of Pennsylvania’s online application system

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Posted: August 22, 2014

Veterinary Clinical Pathology Residency Training with Graduate Research Opportunities - Colorado State University

The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University is offering a post-DVM graduate training position in clinical pathology.  The core program includes residency training in veterinary clinical pathology and graduate research.  The program is designed to culminate in specialty board certification and granting of MS or PhD degrees.  Residency training is facilitated by a diverse faculty, 18 of whom are ACVP, ACVM or ACLAM board certified.  Graduate research opportunities include, but are not limited to, immunology, molecular diagnostics, infectious diseases, clinical oncology, cytology, and hematology.  The first three years of residency and graduate training are supported by state funded stipends starting at approximately $32,500/year.  NIH sponsored training grants and successful applications for extramural funding support subsequent graduate research.  Benefits include paid tuition and health insurance.  Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from a College of Veterinary Medicine/equivalent. 

Applications for positions starting July 1, 2015 will be reviewed promptly as they arrive until the position is filled. For additional information and application procedures, visit: For further information about the combined program, please contact Dr. Amy MacNeill; tel. (970) 297-5112 or email: or EJ Ehrhart; tel. (970) 297-4086 or email:  Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Ms. Heidi Runge; tel. (970) 491-1630 or by email:

Applications should be sent to:
Residency Coordinator
c/o Ms. Heidi Runge
Colorado State University
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
1682 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO. 80523-1682
Select application materials may be submitted electronically.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Posted: August 22, 2014

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

The Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University invites applications for a Veterinary Resident position in clinical pathology that will begin on July 1, 2014. 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 four 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. The program also has a collaborative arrangement with The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston. UTMB is home of the Galveston National Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility that houses one of the nation’s few BSL4 biocontainment facilities offering unique opportunities in emerging infectious disease and biodefense research.

The Bryan-College Station area offers a college-town atmosphere, a relatively low cost of living, and convenient access to surrounding urban centers. 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, college transcripts, GRE scores, contact information for 3 references, and statement of professional goals 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 information, applicants can contact Dr. Karen Russell (; 979-845- 9180) and visit the residency webpage ( Review of completed application packets will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Posted: August 22, 2014

Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology - School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

  • Continuous (tenure tracked) position, commencing in January 2015
  • $107k - $123k plus 17% employer contributed superannuation, leave loading and the opportunity to salary package
  • Ref: 0478C01 / Vacancy Ref No 201146

Murdoch is a University striving to make a difference to the way we live, think and understand each other and the world around us. Over the past two years Murdoch has undergone significant restructure to boost the quality of research and teaching and is today amongst one of the best universities in the world opened less than fifty years ago.

The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences at Murdoch University has core research and teaching strengths in Molecular and Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Sciences and Environmental and Conservation Sciences. The School has an international reputation for the quality of its AVMA-accredited Veterinary Science Program.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled veterinary clinical pathologist, dedicated to making a significant contribution to strengthening the clinical pathology program by expanding teaching and research. The appointee will be expected to provide leadership in teaching and research related to veterinary clinical pathology.

The successful candidate will have a degree in Veterinary Science registrable in Western Australia and a PhD or evidence of near completion of a doctoral degree and/or postgraduate or professional specialist qualifications relevant to veterinary clinical pathology. A high level of written and oral communication skills and recent experience in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels are also essential. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will commence in January 2015. 

For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description, alternatively please contact Associate Professor Peter Irwin on (+61) 8 9360 2590 or via email

To Apply

Application procedures and the position description can be found at, as well as the link to the online form to submit your application.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a cover letter, CV and a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description). For queries relating to the application process, please

Closing date: Friday 19th September 2014

Posted: August 15, 2014

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