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Residency in Clinical Pathology

The Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, expects to have a clinical pathology residency position open in 2013 (starting date July 1, 2013). We expect to announce the opening in the Fall of 2012; the application deadline will probably be December 1, 2012.

Our residency program is designed to fulfill training requirements and eligibility for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Training will emphasize diagnostic cytology, hematology, and clinical chemistry. Opportunities are also readily available for training in surgical biopsy and general pathology, and for involvement in research. The resident will participate in diagnostic service, teaching of veterinary students, journal clubs, and seminars, and will be encouraged to attend and present at national meetings and write manuscripts for publication. More information about the program here, and about programs at other institutions, is available on the ASVCP website (

The Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences currently has three boarded clinical pathologists and six anatomic pathologists. Our diagnostic service is supported by a diverse case load with submissions from within the teaching hospital and from outside practices, a well-equipped laboratory, and ancillary resources including in-house Immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry. In addition to faculty pathologists, our department has basic research faculty with programs in cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, and virology (funding sources include NIH, Phillip Morris Foundation, and National Science Foundation).

Candidates for the position must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an AVMA-recognized institution. An internship or practice experience is desirable. The residency has a starting salary of $26,500 and comes with an available medical benefits package. The salary will increase to $28,000 in the 3rd year of the program. The appointment is renewable on an annual basis (three years total), assuming satisfactory performance.

Applications for the clinical pathology residency should include:

  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of professional goals
  • veterinary school transcript
  • three references (names, titles, contact information)

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Casey J. LeBlanc
Department of Biomedical and Diagnositc Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4542
Phone: 865-740-4651

Informal inquiries are welcome.

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