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Job Title:  Veterinary Pathologist
Job ID:    100355  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 an ISO 17025 accredited 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 this Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist position, the incumbent serves as pathology & histopathology section head and 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. Supervises the day to day administrative and technical functions of the histology laboratory including the histotechnologist.
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 and actively pursuing certification in anatomic pathology.

To ensure full consideration please submit on-line job application by May 16, 2016 at http://www.clemson.edu/employment/prospective/findjobs.html  Position will remain open until filled.  Please direct questions regarding this position to Dr. Joe Hill, jeh4@clemson.edu or by phone 803/726-7827.

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. Experience and or aptitude as a supervisor is preferred as well as recent experience working as a pathologist in a veterinary diagnostic lab.

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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