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Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Professor

Murray State University is seeking a full-time Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Professor for its Hopkinsville, KY location.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The Veterinary Pathologist/Assistant Professor's primary responsibilities include the following:
  • This position is 85% diagnostic pathology, 10% teaching, and 5% scholarly activity.
  • Conduct necropsy and histopathologic examinations on mammalian, avian and exotic carcasses. Then choose appropriate ancillary tests and report findings to the submitting client within a timely manner.
  • Histopathologic examination of formalin fixed samples submitted by referring veterinarians.
  • Conduct cytodiagnostics by examining, interpreting, and reporting finds on submitted cytologies (aspirates and impression smears), occasional blood smears, and urine sediments.
  • Conduct rabies testing which includes setting up and interpreting FA tests for potential rabies cases.
  • Provide consultation and continuing education for veterinarians and livestock farmers.
  • Support the curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program as an Assistant Professor.
  • Attend annual meetings such as the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians or American College of Veterinary Pathologist.
  • Adherence to the Quality Management System and utilization of LIMS.
  • Expected to work as a member of a team and leverage the experience of other pathologists for challenging cases.
  • Good communication skills including both written and oral are necessary to provide clear explanations of results to clients.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education Requirements:
  • Candidates must have Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from an accredited College of Veterinary Medicine.
  • A minimum of a Masters in Anatomical Pathology/Pathobiology or completion of a residency program from an AVMA/AAVLD/ACLAM accredited program is required.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications:
  • Three years of experience in diagnostic work beyond the degree or residency program is preferred.
  • Experience with livestock and poultry in addition to small animals is also preferred.

Work Hours:
  • Up to 5% local travel to present and attend professional meetings.
  • This position is included in an after-hours rotation to accommodate livestock producers and may require responding on weekends and holidays.

Breathitt Veterinary Center participates in the DHS E-verify program.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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