Combined Anatomic Pathology Residency and PhD with an Aquatic Animal Emphasis
The Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia (http://www.vet.uga.edu/vpp) in conjunction with the Georgia Aquarium has an opening for combined residency training in anatomic pathology and PhD with aquatic animal emphasis beginning July 1, 2017. The incoming resident will join a team of 10 residents and a diverse faculty, including 1 certified fish pathologist and 19 ACVP diplomates, with expertise in domestic, aquatic, avian, exotic, wildlife, toxicologic and laboratory animal pathology. This intensive, comprehensive, 5-year training program is designed to meet the eligibility requirements for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists and meets most requirements for Fish Pathologist certification by the American Fisheries Society. Aquatic pathology experience is focused on the extensive collection of freshwater and marine fishes at the Georgia Aquarium and includes work conducted both at UGA and on-site in Atlanta. Exposure to invertebrates, amphibians, turtles, aquatic birds, and marine mammals occurs periodically. Residency training is augmented by necropsy experience in conjunction with the AAVLD-accredited Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, surgical biopsy service to the teaching hospital and out-of-state veterinary practices, and a large Zoo, Exotic and Avian Pathology Service. Case-based learning is supplemented with several courses in histopathology, general pathology, and specialty areas (e.g., fish pathology). Additional fisheries related coursework is strongly encouraged. Graduate training utilizes modern scientific methodology and encourages independent thought, with an emphasis on hypothesis-driven applied or basic research in an area of aquatic animal disease, as well as the development of oral and written communication skills. Teaching in the professional curriculum, participation in seminars, presentations at national meetings, and manuscript publication are also expected of the resident. The starting salary is $36,075 per year plus tuition support and travel support to regional and national meetings, including training courses. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent degree, must be United States citizens or be eligible for lawful admission to the United States, and must provide evidence of academic strength and interest in anatomic and aquatic animal pathology and research. Top candidates may be asked to participate in phone and/or in-person interviews, although any interested applicant is welcome to visit. Applications submitted by October 15, 2016 are assured full consideration. For further information contact Dr. Al Camus, Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-7388, phone: (706) 542-5848, FAX: (706) 542-5828, or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The following residency application materials must be sent electronically to Mrs. Jennifer Kempf at email@example.com: curriculum vitae, statement of professional goals, unofficial veterinary school transcripts, GRE scores, and three reference letters. Concurrent application to the Graduate school (including official veterinary school transcripts and official GRE scores) for the PhD in Veterinary Pathology program must also be submitted through the Graduate school website (http://grad.uga.edu/index.php/prospective-students/domestic-application-information/requirements/) in order for the residency application to be considered. The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a vibrant community of 100,000 located in the wooded Piedmont hills of northeast Georgia. Offering the amenities of a cosmopolitan city, the surrounding area also offers a wide variety of lifestyle choices. Athens is located 1½ hours from Atlanta, two hours from the Appalachian Trail, and four hours from the Atlantic coast. The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Items Needed for Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Professional Goals
- Unofficial Transcripts
- GRE Scores
- Three Reference Letters
- Application online through UGA's Graduate School (grad.uga.edu) to include official GRE scores.