Position #01169 - Richmond, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Warrenton, or Wytheville
(Veterinarian III, Pay Band 7)
The Division of Animal and Food Industry Services seeks a Veterinary Pathologist for the Office of Laboratory Services and its four regional animal health laboratories (RAHLs) located in Harrisonburg, Lynchburg, Warrenton and Wytheville. We promote the economic growth and development of Virginia agriculture, provide consumer protection and encourage environmental stewardship. The Veterinary Pathologist will provide the highest quality regulatory and diagnostic testing services needed to prevent, control and eradicate animal diseases, ensure food safety, and protect public health. Duties include providing histopathology services; assisting in managing professional training of agency diagnosticians; participating as a member of the Management Review Team and Quality Working Group; and providing normal and specialized gross pathology services on an emergency basis. This position will be based at one of the RAHLs or the Richmond office with occasional travel to the other laboratories. If you are open to multiple locations, only one application is needed,
Required degree in veterinary medicine from an AVMA accredited/approved college or, alternatively, an AVMA listed college plus certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Students. Board certification (or board eligible) by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. This position also requires considerable experience and demonstrated competence in the preparation and interpretation of histopathological slides as well as comprehensive knowledge of the pathogenesis and manifestation of diseases in a wide range of animal species, on the gross and microscopic level. The ability to compose necropsy and histopathology reports in a logical format that explains the findings in a useful way to both professional and lay readers and the ability to manage workloads, self-supervise, and provide exceptional customer service is also needed. Computer proficiency and effective oral and written communication skills are also required. The successful candidate must be able to work collaboratively as a team member to assist with system wide workload as needed. Physical demands of the position include excellent visual and manual abilities as well as other conditions needed for performing histopathological examinations. Hiring Salary Range: $90,000-$120,000 annually.
Final candidate must successfully complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check.
To be considered for this position, you must apply online at https://virginiajobs.peopleadmin.com/ by 11:59 PM EST/EDT on July 6, 2020. For more information or assistance, you may contact the Human Resources Office, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, 102 Governor Street, Room 248, Richmond, VA 23219; Telephone: (804) 371-8066; Hearing Impaired 1-800-828-1120; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. VDACS is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force.