|Job Summary: || |
The mission of the Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) is to promote animal and human health and the vitality of the State and National agricultural economy through the delivery of high-quality veterinary diagnostics and exemplary customer service.
Pursuant to our mission, the WVDL works closely with an array of entities and has allegiances and obligations that include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protections, Division of Animal Health (DATCP); the National Wildlife Health Center (USGS); the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health Services (DHS); the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR): the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH); the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM); the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD); and the Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA). These alliances provide for cooperation and information transfer as each organization pursues its mission. The WVDL is a National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) Core Laboratory and therefore is a part of our national defense against livestock disease disasters.
The WVDL has laboratories located in Madison and Barron, Wisconsin. This position will be based in the Madison location. The diagnostic caseload at the WVDL consists primarily of ruminant species (particularly dairy cattle) with significant numbers of poultry and companion animals, as well as occasional free-ranging and captive wildlife species. Biopsy service and forensic necropsies constitute a small portion of the diagnostic caseload. The successful candidate will independently perform necropsies, histopathology, coordination and interpretation of ancillary testing, and reporting with a focus on excellent customer service. Working as part of a team of 6 pathologists and 2 clinically oriented food animal veterinarians, the successful candidate will communicate with referring veterinarians, livestock producers, and other clients on such issues as infectious and reportable diseases, additional testing needs, diagnostic planning, and herd/flock management.
This position can include an academic appointment of the Clinical Diagnostic Professorial Track within the Department of Pathobiological Sciences in the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine (SVM). The level of appointment (Clinical Diagnostic Assistant or Associate Professor) depends upon education, relevant experience, professional and academic achievements and related factors. Information about this process will be made available to interested candidates.
The WVDL believes that diversity and inclusion among our team members is critical to our success as a lab and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strive for continuous improvement by setting our goals and expectations high and staying committed to our core values: Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.
|Responsibilities: || |
For the Clinical Instructor title:
95% Diagnostic pathology: Participate in necropsy and biopsy service, efficiently and effectively providing high-quality
results to our clientele. Adherence to quality assurance and safety procedures within the laboratory is required. Reading and
interpreting transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) IHC slides as needed. Participation in other WVDL duties and
committee activities, as required.
5% Consultation, teaching, and outreach to animal health professionals, producer groups, clients, and/or students and
residents, and cooperative work with state and federal animal health regulators/officials. Participate in university, state, or
national public service activities related to veterinary medicine, laboratory science, animal health, or production enhancement.
For the Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor title:
80% Diagnostic pathology, as described above.
20% Scholarly activity or outreach: Opportunities exist to develop applied research within the laboratory and/or applied/basic
research with collaborators at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine or other campus, state, national, and
international institutions. Publication in refereed journals and presenting information at national meetings is encouraged.
Opportunities exist to participate in the instructional program at the UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, through
didactic or laboratory instruction of veterinary students, residents, and graduate students. Development of educational
programs for practicing veterinarians and producers is encouraged. Participation in university, state, or national public service
activities related to veterinary medicine, laboratory science, animal health, or production enhancement, as desired.
|Institutional Statement on Diversity: || |
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
|Education: || |
DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent degree required from an AVMA accredited program.
|Qualifications: || |
ACVP/AAAP/ECVP* board certification is required.
*(American College of Veterinary Pathologists/American Association of Avian Pathologists/European College of Veterinary
Significant experience as gauged by advanced anatomic pathology training and demonstrated interest, aptitude, and capability in mammalian and avian diagnostic pathology and disease investigation. Experience and interest in bovine pathology is desirable. A minimum of 3 years of advanced training in veterinary pathology and board certification (ACVP or ECVP) is required for consideration. Knowledge and experience coordinating and interpreting ancillary testing, such as molecular testing, bacteriology, virology, toxicology, etc., is essential.
The candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and a demonstrated ability to work with colleagues, technical staff, and clients in a positive, engaging, collegial, and professional manner.
The title of this position will be determined by the WVDL based on the candidate's qualifications.
|License/Certification: || |
DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
License to practice Veterinary Medicine in the State of Wisconsin (or eligibility to obtain) is required.
|Work Type: || |
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
|Appointment Type, Duration: || |
|Anticipated Begin Date: || |
ON OR AFTER JUNE 15, 2023
|Salary: || |
Minimum $110,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
|How to Apply: || |
To apply for this position, please click on "Apply Now" to begin the process. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 5, 2023. The position will remain open until filled.
Interested applicants should provide: 1) a cover letter describing relevant experience; qualifications, and career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a list of three professional references who can provide recommendation letters later in the selection process.
|Contact: || |
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.