Resident in Anatomic Pathology

Surrey, United Kingdom
£29,619 (Plus 10% Veterinary Market Allowance if MRCVS Registered)
23 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
17 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Location: Guildford
Salary: £29,619 (Plus 10% Veterinary Market Allowance if MRCVS Registered)
Fixed Term (Available Up Until 28/08/2026)
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Monday 17 April 2023
Reference: 018023

The School of Veterinary Medicine, at the University of Surrey is accepting applications for a residency position in anatomic pathology, starting in July 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicants will be based in the £11 million state-of-the-art Veterinary Pathology Centre in Guildford. 

Residents will receive a comprehensive, in-depth educational experience in all aspects of veterinary and comparative anatomic pathology. This will include the necessary training experience and access to training materials that are required to sit for the Phase I and Phase II certifying examinations of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).

Training will be case based, using diagnostic submissions received by the Veterinary Pathology Centre that comprise a varied species range that includes companion animals (dogs, cats, horses), livestock, camelids, wildlife, and zoo and exotic species. Structured training sessions will complement the practical diagnostic experience and will include weekly rounds sessions focused on gross pathology, histopathology (including surgical biopsy cases and the Joint Pathology Center’s Wednesday Slide Conference), and journal clubs. Other subspeciality rounds will focus on areas such as comparative laboratory animal pathology and zoo, exotic and wildlife animal pathology.

Residents will also undertake research projects, prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and submit abstracts for poster and oral presentations at university, national, and international meetings. They will also participate in veterinary student teaching in didactic and clinical settings. Residents will be encouraged to engage in collaborative research projects with researchers inside or outside the University. Occasional opportunities to complete externships outside of the University will also exist.

The training program’s key objectives are to:

  1. Provide a comprehensive training in comparative pathology that centres on understanding of the pathologic basis of disease and serves as a solid foundation for a successful career across a range of areas in veterinary pathology.
  2. Prepare residents to sit the ACVP board certifying examination.

These appointments are three-year positions, renewable on an annual basis, assuming satisfactory performance.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidates to play a role in helping to shape our new Pathology Residency Training Program, and to further advance the scholarly activities in our Veterinary Pathology Centre, including collaborative research and education programmes in veterinary pathology.

For brief informal enquiries, please contact Kate English Section Lead Pathology, or Jouse Diaz-Delgado,, Residency Programme Director

Interviews will take place during the afternoon of Tuesday 2nd May 2023

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all. We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community. Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.