The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (VMDL), Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri is accepting applications for a 3-year residency in veterinary anatomic pathology, to begin August 2021. The successful candidate will join seven faculty members and two additional residents in providing diagnostic services to the MU Veterinary Health Center and external clients of the VMDL. Candidates must be eligible to obtain a Missouri veterinary license; this requires a passing NAVLE score in addition to graduation from an AVMA-accredited veterinary school or an ECFVG certificate.
The VMDL provides in-depth laboratory diagnostic support to veterinary practitioners, livestock and poultry industry interests, companion animal interests, wildlife conservationists, scientists utilizing animals in their research at the university and elsewhere in the state, regulatory officials, and clinicians of the MU Veterinary Health Center. The VMDL, accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), is a National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Level I laboratory and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN) Tier I laboratory. The VMDL receives more than 50,000 accessions and the Anatomical Pathology section handles more than 1,200 necropsy cases and 9,000 biopsy cases each year.
Residents are trained in gross and microscopic examination of specimens from necropsy and biopsy cases submitted and are expected to attend pertinent rounds (e.g., pathology rounds, dermatopathology rounds, neuropathology rounds, Wednesday Slide Conference, ocular pathology rounds). The program is designed to qualify the trainee to successfully sit for anatomic pathology certification examination by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists.
Application packets should include a curriculum vitae, letter of intent including statement of career goals, veterinary school transcript (electronic scans of official transcripts are acceptable), and names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as references. Applicants should ask individuals serving as references to submit a letter of reference directly to Dr. Kuroki via email or to the address below. Applications will undergo initial evaluation on October 16th, 2020. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.
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Please direct applications to the email address above or to:
Kei Kuroki, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP
810 E. Campus Loop
Columbia, MO 65211
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