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Location: Salisbury, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Salary: $72,340.00 - $112,091.00/year
Internal Number: 23-003040-0001
Come join the Maryland Departmen of Agriculture's Animal Health team on Maryland's eastern shore. A newly completed laboratory with state-of-the-art facilities awaits a Director of Large Animal Necropsy. The lab is in Salisbury which is located 45 minutes Ocean City MD and other Eastern Shore sites.
This Director of Large Animal Necropsy will manage the resources and activities of the Salisbury Animal Health Laboratory large animal necropsy area to ensure compliance with state regulatory requirements.
Actively directs and oversees professional and technical activities of large animal necropsy area by assigning cases to appropriate veterinary, scientific, or technical staff, tracking progress of associated work, and review of reports before delivery to submitters or referring veterinarian.
Directs and oversees administrative and clerical activities of large animal necropsy area including but not limited to fee determination, budget requests, procurement, staff scheduling and attendance monitoring personally and/or by delegation to Lab Scientist, Administrative Specialist or Office Secretary.
Provides animal diagnostic services and guidance to the public, private veterinarians, state and federal animal health officials, and the Secretary of Agriculture as appropriate based on findings. Collects history (signs, age, breed, size of herd, percentage of animals affected or dead, previous treatments, vaccinations); performs gross necropsy on all species (postmortem exam); records pathological lesions (abnormalities observed); selects and collects appropriate tissues for testing; interprets results; reads (microscopic) slides.
Consults with other MDA veterinary pathologists as necessary to confirm diagnosis. Prepares and provides reports of diagnosis or health status of herd, or findings to referring veterinarians, field personnel, submitters of animals or specimens to the laboratory, and/or other animal health officials as appropriate.
Determines needs for physical, technological, human, and other resources to maintain or improve accuracy, timeliness, affordability, and appropriate availability of diagnostic services and makes corresponding requests and recommendations to management.
Serve as mentor for candidates for veterinary pathology board certification, junior veterinary pathologists, veterinary college externs, pre-veterinary students, and work study students from local secondary schools.
Other duties as assigned or required such as court appearances as expert witness, outreach activities to animal related interest groups, consultation with peers in other MDA Animal Health Laboratories.
May involve work outside usual business hours and scheduled on call status. Employee is designated as an Emergency Essential Employee.
To learn more about Maryland Dept. of Agriculture go to MDA and to apply go to: Veterinarian VI #23-003040-0001
A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or a Veterinary Medical Doctor's degree from a college or university accredited or recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Five years of post-doctoral experience in Veterinary Medicine, three years must have been in a Veterinary diagnostic laboratory specialty area.
Preferences would be an advance degree or board certification in Pathology.