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 12, 2021. Complete applications will be considered until November 1, 2020. 

To apply, visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, click “External Applicants” and search for “Job Opening ID” 336855
*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. 

Required/Preferred Qualifications

Required/Preferred Qualifications

  • Qualifications for the Veterinary Clinical Pathology Residency include a DVM or VMD Degree from an AVMA accredited college of veterinary medicine.
  • Qualified applicants should submit a letter stating their reasons for selecting a residency program including their career goals and interests, current curriculum vitae (containing a synopsis of educational background, employment experience, and class standing with grade point average), a university certified transcript and three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable of academic performance, clinical skills, and interest in veterinary clinical pathology.

The Department seeks to recruit qualified residents who will benefit from interactions with peers who come from different backgrounds and who have different life experiences, perspectives, and goals in order to prepare them for dealing effectively in an increasingly diverse and global workforce. The CVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community.

  • Applicants with demonstrated excellence or participation in diversity issues strongly encouraged to apply. The College of Veterinary Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In addition, CVM welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.
  • To be considered for this position, applicants are asked to submit a separate written statement indicating how they would contribute to diversity, the reasons for seeking this program and how the resident would propose to use this training. Please send this separately to jmarrone@umn.edu.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

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. Recently funded 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) an assessment of the cell block in the evaluation of canine lymphadenopathy. 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 $31,000 for the 1st year, $32,000 for the 2nd year, and $33,000 for the 3rd year. FICA, state and federal income taxes are withheld. 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.  Laboratory coats and surgical scrubs are supplied.

How to apply

To apply visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs, click “External Applicants” and search for “Job Opening ID” 336855

The Department seeks to recruit qualified residents who will benefit from interactions with peers who come from different backgrounds and who have different life experiences, perspectives, and goals in order to prepare them for dealing effectively in an increasingly diverse and global workforce. The CVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community.

Applicants with demonstrated excellence or participation in diversity issues strongly encouraged to apply. The College of Veterinary Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In addition, CVM welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information.

To be considered for this position, applicants are asked to submit a separate written statement indicating how they would contribute to diversity, the reasons for seeking this program and how the resident would propose to use this training. Please send this separately to jmarrone@umn.edu.

Reference letters and transcripts should be mailed to:

Director of Clinical Pathology Residencies, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Department
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
C339 VMC
1352 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108. 

Successful applicants must provide proof of identity and right to work in the United States at the point of hire (July 12, 2021) and throughout the residency. Proof is established through the provision of applicable, original and unexpired documents. The VMC/VCS/VPM/TRC will not provide financial support for acquisition of appropriate documentation of proof to work or renewal of such documentation in the United States, and this documentation must be in place at the time of the internship/residency start date.

Successful applicants who have graduated from an AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine must take and submit NAVLE scores prior to their start date.  Successful applicants who have graduated from a non-AVMA accredited College of Veterinary Medicine must complete ECFVG training and exam and submit NAVLE scores prior to their start date. All successful applicants must take and pass the Minnesota Jurisprudence Examination.

For additional information please contact Dr. Davis Seelig at dseelig@umn.edu

The University is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

About the Clinical Pathology team

A diverse faculty consisting of 4 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. 

The Minneapolis/St Paul metropolitan area offers:

  • Weather: 4 distinct seasons with over 10,000 lakes.
  • Culture: A top 10 city for live music and 16 James Beard food award nominees
  • Outdoors: Among the healthiest and most bikeable cities with the nation’s best park system.