Posted time September 15, 2021

VPG Histology, part of Synlab’s Veterinary Pathology Group, is a veterinary  diagnostic histopathology and immunohistochemistry laboratory located in Bristol, UK. We are dedicated to the provision of the very highest quality diagnostic surgical pathology services to the veterinary community.

You will work in a highly collegial and friendly team alongside an international group of anatomic pathologists and a tremendously supportive technical and administrative

Your caseload will generally be composed of companion animal species with a low proportion of Exotic and Equine cases. A large proportion of our clients are in referral veterinary practice or specialists, which is consistent with the quality of our reporting and the exacting standards that we expect of all our pathologists and laboratory staff.  A significant proportion of our case load is received from Europe, particularly Germany, with expansion imminent across Northern Europe. We also provide the diagnostic anatomic pathology services for two of the UK veterinary schools.

We work closely with our dynamic clinical pathology colleagues throughout Synlab VPG, and enjoy regular case discussions. Many of our pathologists also act as external examiners and visiting lecturers at UK veterinary schools. One of our pathologists is an examiner for the ECVP and two for the Royal College of Pathologists.

We have excellent links with the veterinary schools and other research institutes throughout the UK and are currently participating in a number of different research projects. We also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects for universities throughout the UK and are involved in training of residents from other specialties. Where case load allows a proportion of your time may be used for research or business development activities.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. CPD is encouraged and supported, with MRCVS and specialty registration funded. Applicants must be ACVP/ ECVP board certified or eligible and/or RCPath board certified. The ability to report in German would be an asset, but is not mandatory.
Our pathologists are predominantly working off-site with a flexible on-site rota in place. We will continue to offer flexibility to work on and offsite in the future. Full-time remote working within the UK is possible, although working intermittently on-site with our laboratory and admin team in Bristol is encouraged. Part-time positions can be negotiated. If you are a self-employed pathologist from the UK or outside the UK, please feel free to contact us for potential contract work.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter by email to

For informal enquiries please contact Sean Haugland at

The closing date for applications is October 30th, 2021 or until filled.

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