Veterinary Case Coordinator/Assistant Professor

Kentucky, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 27, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Serves as liaison between the laboratory and customers, receiving diagnostic samples, routing for testing, releasing non-pathology test results, and answering customer and staff questions.

This position will be the liaison with referring veterinarians, owners, staff, food producers, government agencies, and other laboratories, receive diagnostic samples for testing (e.g., takes case history, unloads animals, preparing and routing laboratory samples, etc.), and review and coordinate on all non­ tissue/pathology laboratory cases; release diagnostic laboratory reports and ensure accuracy, clarity and completeness.  The selected candidate will supervise shipping and receiving personnel, ensure Receiving Area is manned during all business hours (including lunch), coordinate customer training and professional education (e.g., shipping, submissions,’ reporting, continuing education programs, etc.), and monitor current processes and policies for receiving and routing incoming cases; ensures regulatory compliance to include accreditation standards, develops new procedures and policies as needed.  This position will participate in and ensure compliance with the quality management, biosafety, and bio­security programs, participate in after hours, weekend and holiday duty rotation, provide instruction as required for the Animal Health Technology curriculum and shares in training externship students, and perform special projects as determined by the Head Veterinary Pathologist.

Required Qualifications:
A DVM or equivalent/comparable veterinary degree is required.  The ability to manipulate large animal carcasses, food and/or companion animal practice experience, excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills, and problem solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions is also required.  The selected candidate will have a pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations, quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities, and work as a team, alertness, initiative, memory for verbal and written directions and details, analytical ability, and the ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
Two years’ experience in diagnostic laboratory, broad Knowledge of Laboratory Disciplines, and internal medicine experience is preferred.  A Master’s degree/internship/residency in an applicable scientific discipline is also preferred.  This is an on-site position located at the Breathitt Veterinary Center in Hopkinsville, KY that requires occasional after hours on call and weekend duty. Duties during after hours on call and weekend duty will require on site work. Timely responses for on call and weekend duty are required to meet customer needs.

Application deadline is September 17, 2020. To apply please visit:

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.  Breathitt Veterinary Center participates in the DHS E-verify program. AHT997813