Residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology

The College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota is currently accepting applications for a 3-year residency training program in Veterinary Clinical Pathology. The anticipated start date is July 15, 2024.

All application materials must be received by September 30, 2023.

To apply, visit the University of Minnesota Office of Human Resources page, click “External Candidates” and search for “Job Opening ID” 356552
*read below for more details on application requirements

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The Veterinary Clinical Pathology Residency at the University of Minnesota conforms to the guidelines of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) and is designed to fulfill the residency training requirements of the ACVP. Its purpose is to provide the resident with a comprehensive, in-depth educational experience in all aspects of Veterinary Clinical Pathology. Preference will be given to candidates with clinical and research experience and/or experience related to clinical pathology.  A rotating internship is not required, but is preferred.  

Candidate selection is based on strength of academic record, level and quality of experience and commitment to a career in veterinary pathology. 

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The primary duties and responsibilities of the resident cover a broad spectrum of activities related to their clinical training. In addition to their clinical diagnostic responsibilities, which encompass cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry, and coagulation testing, residents are expected to participate in the didactic and laboratory teaching of clinical pathology for 2nd year DVM students and in the Laboratory Medicine rotation for 4th year DVM students. Participation in departmental seminars and training sessions in gross, microscopic, and clinical pathology is expected.  

Residents are expected to design and complete at least one publication-quality research project.  Recent resident studies include: 1) the flow cytometric characterization of the canine spleen and visceral lymph nodes, 2) the cytologic assessment of canine mast cell tumors, and 3) characterization of the cytologic features of canine liver masses.  In addition, residents are expected to participate in other scholarly activities, including ASVCP case submissions, book chapter authorship, case report preparation, and collaborative research. 

Annual salary is $40,000 and benefits include: health insurance, 15 days of vacation per year, professional liability insurance, time off to attend one professional meeting per year, a continuing education fund, a teaching write-off fund for clinical cases, and covered parking in close proximity to the CVM. 

About the Clinical Pathology team

A diverse faculty consisting of 5 ACVP board certified clinical pathologists with predominantly clinical to predominantly research appointments supports residency training.  There is a high quality, high volume clinical caseload with an emphasis on small animal cytology/hematology stemming from internal medicine, primary care, and oncology. Graduate research opportunities, if desired, include but are not limited to NIH funded research projects in musculoskeletal disease, stem cell biology, infectious disease, comparative oncology, and radiation research.  Additional clinical and applied research opportunities are also available, including the diagnosis of lymphoproliferative disease, scholarship of teaching and learning, diagnostic flow cytometry, and companion animal cytology, hematology, clinical chemistry, and coagulation.

About the University of Minnesota

The University houses five professional schools and colleges in addition to the College of Veterinary Medicine, including a School of Medicine. The opportunity exists to attend human pathology rounds and conferences. 

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