Posted time August 10, 2021

University of Surrey

School of Veterinary Medicine

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £23,754 to £26,715 per annum
Fixed Term
Post Type:  Full Time
Advert Placed:  Monday 09 August 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 19 August 2021
Interview Date:  Thursday 26 August 2021
Reference:  046321

The School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey is accepting applications for two residency positions in anatomic pathology, starting in September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicants will be based in the £11 million state-of-the-art Veterinary Pathology Centre in Guildford, joining a team of 3 boarded anatomic pathologists and 1 boarded clinical pathologist.

Candidates who have already completed one or two years of anatomic pathology residency training are also eligible to apply.

Residents will receive a comprehensive, in-depth educational experience in all aspects of veterinary and comparative anatomic pathology. This will include the necessary training experience and access to training materials that are required to sit for the Phase I and Phase II certifying examinations of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP).

Training will be case based, using diagnostic submissions received by the Veterinary Pathology Centre that comprise a varied species range that includes companion animals (dogs, cats, horses), pigs, poultry, camelids, wildlife, and zoo and exotic species. Structured training sessions will complement the practical diagnostic experience and will include weekly rounds sessions focused on gross pathology, histopathology (including surgical biopsy cases and the Joint Pathology Center’s Wednesday Slide Conference), neuropathology, and journal clubs. Other subspeciality rounds will focus on areas such as comparative laboratory animal pathology and zoo animal pathology.

Residents will also undertake research projects, prepare manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and submit abstracts for poster and oral presentations at university, national, and international meetings. They will also participate in veterinary student teaching in didactic and clinical settings. Residents will be encouraged to engage in collaborative research projects with researchers inside or outside the University. Occasional opportunities to complete externships outside of the University will also exist, at the discretion of the Head of Pathology.

The training program will be 100% on site and its key objectives are to:

  1. Provide a comprehensive training in comparative pathology that centres on understanding of the pathologic basis of disease and serves as a solid foundation for a successful career across a range of areas in veterinary pathology.
  2. Prepare residents to sit the ACVP board certifying examination.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidates to play a role in helping to shape our new Pathology Residency Training Program, and to further advance the scholarly activities in our Veterinary Pathology Centre, including collaborative research and education programmes in veterinary pathology.

For brief informal enquiries, please contact Dr Nicola Parry (, Head of Pathology.

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