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Veterinary Pathologist II

Job Group: Animal Care Services
Job Subgroup: Teaching and Research Animal Care
Salary Range (Annual): 97: Contact your division
Employee Category: Academic Staff
Job Code: AN015
  • Job Summary:
    Oversees the provision of professional comparative and diagnostic pathology services and research support to veterinary professionals delivering quality veterinary care and research guidance. Oversees the development and implementation of policies and operations for the pathology laboratory to ensure compliance with institutional policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Contributes to the field of laboratory animal veterinary medicine through academic output and mentors junior veterinary pathologists.
  • Job Responsibilities:
    • Oversees the provision of pathology expertise and support to veterinarians to ensure the proper management of colony health
    • Oversees the provision of pathology expertise and research support to research investigators, providing advice concerning protocol development, anatomy, disease pathogenesis, sample necropsy collection procedures, and the modification and creation of innovative procedures to answer research hypotheses
    • Provides expertise to other units in areas related to comparative and laboratory animal pathology, preliminary toxicologic pathology (for translational research), research animal necropsies, and histopathology
    • Manages, mentors, and provides oversight of pathology unit staff, including other veterinary pathologists, to ensure quality assurance and quality control of all histology and pathology work
    • Oversees the formulation, evaluation, and determination of new aspects of the pathology program to ensure high quality animal care and research support
    • Manages and provides diagnostic services for colony and research subjects including complete gross post mortem and histologic evaluation of laboratory research animals, and consults and problem-solves with investigators, veterinarians, and research support staff as needed
    • Serves as a resource regarding other pathology expertise available at other institutions, such as corporate entities, external diagnostic laboratories, and pathologists at peer institutions
    • Provides and participates in training and education in laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology to keep abreast of developments in the field and contribute to its advancement
    • Manages and provides oversight of pathology unit staff including other veterinary pathologists
  • Education:
    Terminal Degree Required
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  • Required Supervisory Duty of at Least 2.0 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) Employees:
  • Employee Category:
    Academic Staff
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  • Salary Range (Annual):
    97: Contact your division
  • Job Code:
    AN015: Veterinary Pathologist II
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