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Pathologist IV

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Health and Medical Services

Posting Number: req5922

Department: AZ Veterinary Diagnostic Lab

Location: Tucson Area Farms

Address: West Campus Agricultural Center, 2831 N. Freeway, Tucson, AZ 85705 USA

Position Highlights

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), a unit of the Division of Agriculture, Life, and Veterinary Sciences and Cooperative Extension (ALVSCE) at the University of Arizona is seeking a qualified candidate for an anatomic pathologist position.

The VDL provides accurate and timely diagnostic assistance in animal health to veterinarians, animal owners, university researchers, and state and federal agencies. The submission of specimens through practicing veterinarians is encouraged, but specimens are also accepted from owners. The Arizona VDL works closely with the office of the State Veterinarian, USDA AVIC, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and other state and federal agencies. This laboratory serves a diverse client base with submissions from wild animals, zoo animals, pet animals, horses, and food-producing animals. The VDL also works closely with the University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine, and will serve as the primary site for the diagnostic pathology senior clerkship rotation beginning in August 2022.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Conduct post-mortem examinations and interpret the results
of pathology examinations with other laboratory results.
  • Read and interpret surgical biopsy submissions.
  • Report findings to laboratory clients verbally and/or in
  • Consult with laboratory clients on laboratory tests related
to post-mortem and surgical biopsy cases.
  • Interpret histopathology for tissues submitted from
University Animal Care (UAC) for research animal diagnostic purposes and
consult with UAC veterinarians on findings.
  • Interpret tissues submitted by University of Arizona
researchers for comparative/experimental pathology purposes and report findings
to researchers.

Minimum Qualifications

of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) or equivalent degree
status in the American (ACVP) or European (ECVP) College of Veterinary
years relevant work experience post-DVM

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in diagnostic pathology and/or graduate student/professional education

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Veterinary and Animal Care

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Veterinary Lab

Job Function

Veterinary & Animal Care

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Lisa Viesselmann,

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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