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 1st, 2024. The successful candidate will join seven anatomic pathology faculty members, one avian pathologist and two additional residents in providing diagnostic services to the MU Veterinary Health Center (VHC) 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 ECFVG or PAVE 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 VHC. 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 55,000 accessions and the Anatomical Pathology section handles approximately 1,000 necropsy cases and more than 10,000 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, JPC 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.
Salary for this position will begin at $35,000 plus benefits, with annual increases expected. Professional development funds are additionally provided.
Application packets should include:
- Curriculum vitae.
- Letter of intent including career goals.
- Veterinary school transcript and class ranking, if available (unofficial transcript copy is fine, but successful candidate will need to provide an official copy later).
- Names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as references.
Applicants should ask these three 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 9th, 2023. 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
910 E. Campus Loop
Columbia, MO 65211
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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