Diagnostic Pathologist

  • University of California, Davis, California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System
  • Tulare, CA, USA
  • Sep 15, 2021
Full time Veterinary Medicine & Sciences

Job Description


Diagnostic Pathologist.

Asst/Assoc/Full Professor of Clinical Anatomic Pathology in the California Animal Health & Food Safety Laboratory System (CAHFS) and Department of Pathology Microbiology & Immunology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis. The successful candidate will be working at the CAHFS laboratory in Tulare, CA.  In addition to diagnostic responsibilities, there is a potential future leadership opportunity as Branch Chief for individuals appointed at Assoc/Full Professor level who have prior administrative/management experience. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.

The candidate will function primarily as a diagnostic pathologist in the CAHFS laboratory located in Tulare, CA. The diagnostic caseload includes a variety of livestock and avian species with an emphasis on disease conditions affecting cattle and commercial poultry. Timely interaction with veterinarians and livestock producers is an integral part of this position.  Creative use of diagnostic case material including publication of results in appropriate journals is essential.  The incumbent(s) will have limited local teaching responsibilities to veterinary and graduate students. Opportunities exist to teach in the DVM curriculum on the UC Davis campus.  University and public service through departmental, school and university committee work, participation in professional organizations, continuing education, and other appropriate activities is required.    

Preferred and Required Qualifications

DVM or equivalent degree with experience in mammalian/avian diseases required. Board certification or eligibility for board certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) or European College of Veterinary Pathologists (ECVP) required. Renewal for the 4th year of appointment requires ACVP or ECVP board certification. Demonstrated ability in diagnostic anatomic pathology required. Demonstrated experience in diagnostic disciplines, disease investigation and experience in diagnostic interpretation required. PhD degree in veterinary pathology or related field preferred. Knowledge of quality assurance, and bacteriology desired. The successful candidate will have: i) excellent interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate with veterinarians, producers, and government agencies; ii) client-focused, service-oriented approach to diagnostics; iii) demonstrated ability to work with others in a collegial team atmosphere, and iv) demonstrated (or potential) accomplishment in areas contributing to diversity and inclusion. UC Davis is committed to supporting a diverse community of scholars with an emphasis on recruiting faculty who will contribute substantively to diversity.

Application Details

To receive fullest consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2021; position open until filled.


Next review date: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Interested applicants should submit 1) a letter of intent outlining special interest in the position, overall related qualifications, experiences, career goals; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) a statement summarizing experience and professional contributions in the area of diversity and inclusion; and 4) the names and addresses of five professional references. Application material is to be submitted by using the University’s online submission program at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04314.
The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.  


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Application Deadline

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)