Residency/Graduate Position in Anatomic Veterinary Pathology
The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri is offering a residency/graduate training position in veterinary pathology. The program is designed to qualify the trainee to successfully sit for anatomic pathology certification examination by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. An abundance of case material for training in veterinary pathology is available. The laboratory is certified by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, with excellent diagnostic support in bacteriology, virology, serology, molecular biology, toxicology, and clinical pathology. Our faculty includes 11 diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (7 Anatomic Pathology, 3 Clinical Pathology and 1 both Anatomic and Clinical Pathology), 2 diplomates of the American Board of Veterinary Toxicology, and 1 diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians. Residents participate in necropsy, surgical pathology, teaching programs, and required coursework.
The University of Missouri is a thriving AAU-member campus with a veterinary college and a medical school, is home to the interdisciplinary Bond Life Sciences Center. The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory receives specimens from veterinarians and the public as well as from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital and the Kansas City zoo.
A DVM or equivalent degree is prerequisite. Candidates should possess a strong academic record, evidence of interest and commitment to anatomic pathology, and must be able to communicate with clients effectively. The candidate is expected to pursue a Missouri veterinary license. The trainee may be enrolled in graduate school and may pursue the MS degree in Veterinary Pathobiology. Typically, residency training is accomplished in 3 years. Some individuals continue research training leading to a PhD degree in the area of Pathobiology which offers in-depth training in a wide variety of areas including microbiology, immunology, molecular genetics, parasitology, pathology, comparative medicine, toxicology, emerging and vector-borne infectious diseases and genomics (http://vpbio.missouri.edu/training_programs.html). The position is available July 1, 2013 and is benefit-eligible. Travel funds are available for external training, as needed, and residents typically attend one or more conferences such as ACVP meeting, AAVLD meeting and CL Davis courses per year. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified. Applications will undergo initial evaluation December 15, 2012. Inquiries or applications (to include a letter of intent stating goals and interests, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, GRE scores, and names of three references) should be addressed to the Dr. Kei Kuroki, Chair, Pathology Resident Search Committee, UMC Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, P.O. Box 6023, Columbia, MO 65205; phone 573-882-6811; FAX 573-882-1411; e-mail: email@example.com.
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