Veterinary Pathologist / Assistant Pathologist
Johnstown, Naas, Ireland
The Irish Equine Centre (IEC) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to protect the health and wellbeing of Ireland’s horse population through the provision of diagnostic laboratory services. It is an integral part of the Irish horse industry and has served the sector for 40 years. Its ethos is primarily focused on its “public good mandate” and it serves as a vital insurance policy against existing and emerging equine diseases and the introduction of exotic pathogens. There is no similar laboratory or facility in Ireland, commercial or state-aided, that serves the Irish equine herd and works solely to prevent and eradicate equine diseases and protect animal health.
The IEC has an international reputation as a Centre of Excellence in equine diagnostic services, in the conduction of applied research and in the provision of educational services to veterinarians, breeders and trainers.
Our client base is a diverse community across the thoroughbred, sport and leisure horse sectors and covers the 32 counties of Ireland. The profile of equine clients ranges from world-leading thoroughbred studs, training yards to sport horse livery yards and owners of one or two riding horses. More than 700 veterinary practices and individuals make submissions to the IEC.
Our Pathology Unit is expanding and we are looking for a positive team player to join our team of pathologists in this pivotal role of veterinary pathologist/assistant pathologist.
Your responsibilities will include:
• Assisting with gross post mortem examinations
• Interpretation of histopathology
• Interpretation of cytology
• Selection, sampling and interpretation of ancillary diagnostics for assigned post mortem cases
• Issuing reports and providing interpretation for assigned post mortem cases
• Communication with stakeholders and clients
• Contributing to and preparation of collated reports
• Expanding and maintaining current specialised knowledge in field of equine pathology
• A veterinary degree registerable with the Veterinary Council of Ireland
• Excellent spoken and written English
• A specialist qualification in veterinary pathology such as DipACVP, DipECVP or FRCPath would be highly beneficial
• Post graduate veterinary pathology training (e.g. residency) or veterinary diagnostic laboratory experience
• We will consider candidates who are still in the process of completing residency training in veterinary pathology or those without post graduate qualifications but with relevant skills in the area
• Alternatively, applicants with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in equine veterinary practice with a demonstrated interest in veterinary pathology will also be considered
What we can offer you:
This opportunity allows you to be part of a close-knit, experienced but growing team, complementing their expertise and providing support to equine and state veterinarians. The role promises a stimulating and diverse workload with scope to develop, study and conduct research.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience, funded and supported CPD, annual VCI and specialist college subscriptions paid. Twenty five days annual leave holiday plus bank holidays, enhanced company pension scheme, critical health care insurance, death in service benefit.
For anyone relocating from abroad we can offer a relocation allowance and will assist in connecting you with the right contacts regarding local housing, schools etc.
Apply in confidence to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 1st September 2023