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Job Title:  Veterinary Pathologist
Job ID:    14388   Dept. 0196/Position 00000881
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center (CVDC) is seeking to hire an anatomic veterinary pathologist.  CVDV, the state veterinary diagnostic laboratory, plays an integral part in disease surveillance systems that help assure a safe and adequate food supply and to protect the health and welfare of South Carolina citizens. CVDC is a full service diagnostic laboratory located in the center of the state in Columbia, SC. Columbia is the state capital and has many outlets for the arts, music, parks, lakes, museums, and sports. Columbia is less than three hours from the beaches or mountains. In July 2013 Columbia was named one of "10 Great Cities to Live In" by Kiplinger Magazine, and recently, the city has been named a top mid-sized market in the nation for relocating families. Columbia also was listed as one of 30 communities named "America's Most Livable Communities," by the Washington based non-profit Partners for Livable Communities that honors communities that are developing themselves in the creative economy.

In the position of Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist, the incumbent will be responsible for a wide variety of professional and scientific activities culminating in the determination of accurate and timely diagnoses of veterinary and zoonotic diseases. Results are communicated to practicing veterinarians, animal owners and producers, animal health regulatory officials, and public health agencies as appropriate. The incumbent accepts the joint responsibility shared throughout the laboratory to carry out responsibilities with customer service and satisfaction in mind.

1. Performs necropsy examinations and complex histopathologic evaluations of tissues and specimens derived from all species of livestock (including poultry) and other domestic and wild animals; requests and interprets results of laboratory diagnostic tests; and assimilates information from various sources to derive relevant, accurate, and timely diagnoses. Prepares reports composed of test results, diagnoses, comments, and recommendations that are clearly written, informative and delivered in a timely manner through the Lab Information Management System (LIMS).

2. Communicates with practicing veterinarians, regulatory personnel and other clients, including animal owners, representatives from commercial livestock and poultry industries, and law enforcement officials relative to diseases affecting animals and zoonotic diseases.
3. Supports a quality management system that aligns with ISO 17025 standards.

4. Conducts and collaborates on projects to enhance the economic viability of the lab.

5. Attends seminars and conferences and studies relevant literature to maintain current knowledge of emerging and infectious diseases and diagnostic methodologies. Makes presentations at professional conferences and meetings, and/or authors scientific manuscripts for publication.

Candidates shall possess a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA accredited veterinary college, or through the AVMA Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates and be board certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or be board eligible.

Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their qualifications and interest in the position, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses and phone numbers of three (3) references to Dr. Joe Hill at PO Box 102406, Columbia, SC  29224-2406 or jeh4@clemson.edu.   Questions regarding this position may also be directed to Dr. Joe Hill, jeh4@clemson.edu or by phone 803 726 7827.  To assure full consideration submit by September 18, 2015 but the position will remain open until filled.

The individual must be able to work independently with little supervision and have a high degree of responsibility for accuracy and reliability in the determination of disease diagnosis. The individual has a high degree of responsibility for providing accurate, reliable, and timely results and service to clients in a laboratory setting that depends on revenue for a significant portion of its support.

The employee works in a laboratory operating under BSL-2 guidelines including requiring personal protective wear, in an environment that contains infectious agents.  Some lifting and physical dexterity with necropsy equipment is required.  Occasional travel overnight to attend training and meetings is also required.  

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