Summary of Job Duties and
Serves as liaison between the laboratory and customers, receiving
diagnostic samples, routing for testing, releasing non-pathology
test results, and answering customer and staff
Minimum Education Requirements:
- Liaison with referring veterinarians, owners, staff, food
producers, government agencies, and other laboratories.
- Receives diagnostic samples for testing (e.g., takes case
history, unloads animals, preparing and routing laboratory samples,
etc.) Review and coordinate on all non tissue/pathology laboratory
cases; release diagnostic laboratory reports and ensure accuracy,
clarity and completeness.
- Supervises shipping and receiving personnel. Ensures Receiving
Area is manned during all business hours (including lunch).
- Coordinates customer training and professional education (e.g.,
shipping, submissions, reporting, continuing education programs,
- Monitors current processes and policies for receiving and
routing incoming cases; ensures regulatory compliance to include
accreditation standards, develops new procedures and policies as
- Participates in and ensures compliance with the quality
management, biosafety, and biosecurity programs.
- Participates in weekend and holiday duty rotation.
- Provide instruction as required for the Animal Health
Technology curriculum and shares in training externship students.
- Perform special projects as determined by the Director.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements
- DVM or equivalent/comparable veterinary degree
Preferred Education and/or Experience
- Ability to manipulate large animal carcasses.
- Food and/or companion animal practice experience.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory,
multi-tasking, and organizational skills
- Problem-solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify
corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment,
implement plans, and develop preventive actions.
- 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.
- Ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or
- Two years' experience in diagnostic laboratory
- Broad Knowledge of Laboratory Disciplines
- Internal medicine experience
- Master's degree/internship/residency in an applicable
- 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.
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