The Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory ( AVDL ) invites
applications for a full-time Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist with a
keen interest in performing necropsies and is service-minded. This
is a tenure-track or clinical track position in a fully accredited
diagnostic laboratory and NAHLN member.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin immediately, and deadline for
receipt of applications for full consideration is December 15,
About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently ranked
among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World
Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and
colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University
housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded
in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing
services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting
investigations to improve the health of animals as well as people.
The college benefits pets and their owners, food-producing animals,
and wildlife by offering the highest quality hospital and
diagnostic laboratory services. Equipped with the most
technologically advanced facilities located on a university campus,
the college is dedicated to safeguarding public health by studying
emerging infectious diseases that affect both animal and human
The College of Veterinary Medicine values all members of the
university community, recognizing that differences in experience
and culture can only lead to a more well-rounded, accepting
academic environment. We have an expectation that all employees
will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as
embodied in our Principles of Community ( http://vet.uga.edu/principles-of-community/
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Fiscal (12 mo.)
Tenure Track Negotiable
Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline
Pathology board certification or eligibility and a DVM degree or
equivalent are required.
To be considered at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track or
clinical track), candidates should show promise of moving toward
excellence in diagnostic anatomic pathology.
To be considered at the Associate Professor level (tenure-track or
tenured or clinical track), candidates should have at least 5 years
of experience in diagnostic anatomic pathology and should show
clear and convincing evidence of emerging stature as regional or
national authority in their field.
To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be
appointed as an associate professor, have been tenured at a prior
institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the
institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon
appointment before hire.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
Preference will be given to those board-certified ( ACVP )
individuals with an advanced degree in pathology with at least 4 to
5 years’ experience in diagnostic pathology/necropsy.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or
Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills are
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Is driving a responsibility of this position?
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children
under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT
security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with
financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
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Job duties include directing the necropsy service of AVDL and
overseeing the teaching of senior students on clinical rotation
through necropsy. Position also includes training of residents in
veterinary pathology. Adherence to quality assurance procedures,
and participation in committees is expected. Opportunities for
collaborative research and additional teaching exist.
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