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Veterinary Pathologist

Company: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Location: College Station
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Job Description:

About TVMDL:
The Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) was first created by the Texas Legislature in 1967 to serve the state's livestock industry. Now as part of the Texas A&M University System, TVMDL has grown to include two full-service laboratories and two poultry laboratories serving veterinarians, livestock producers, and government agencies across the state and world. TVMDL has proudly served Texas as the state veterinary diagnostic laboratory for over 50 years. In addition to their history of excellence, TVMDL has also made positive contributions to diagnostic testing, veterinary medicine, and disease surveillance, ensuring future Texans and other stakeholders are safe for years to come. Annually, TVMDL performs over 900,000 tests from every state and approximately 17 countries. Each day, TVMDL tests hundreds of samples in an effort to protect our clients' pets, livelihood, and Texas' 18 billion dollar livestock and poultry industries. Employees work in the fields of science, technology, animal agriculture, and veterinary medicine. However, no matter the field, TVMDL employees contribute daily to the One Health/One Medicine approach of protecting both animal and human health through diagnostics. Working at TVMDL:
As part of the Texas A&M System, TVMDL offers an array of programs to ensure its employees maintain a healthy work/life balance. These programs include health, dental, vision and System paid life insurance with a financial incentive to offset the cost of health benefits. Other standard benefits include:
--- Generous retirement plans
--- Employee Assistance Program
--- Flexible spending accounts
--- Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
--- Opportunities to earn state compensation time
--- Wellness Release Program offering paid leave to exercise

Additional TVMDL employee programs:
--- Formal career ladder
--- Continuing education opportunities
--- A complimentary onsite fitness center with state-of-the art training equipment and showers
--- Free onsite fitness classes such as yoga, Zumba, and circuit training
--- Discounted diagnostic testing, veterinary care, and pet supplies
--- Staff appreciation events throughout the year The TVMDL laboratory is a secured, state-of-the-art facility full of natural lighting with seating areas that offer a relaxing view of the grounds and pond. Each office is furnished with a sit to stand desk and ergonomic chair. If this sounds like your kind of place, apply today. General Description: The Veterinary Pathologist, under general direction, conducts necropsy and histopathology examinations, prepares written reports and communicates with clients. The pathologist will participate in weekend and holiday necropsy rotations with other pathologists. The pathologist will mentor and train pathology residents and veterinary students and consult with other diagnosticians. The pathologist will assist technical staff in identifying tissue and providing directions for trimming. Testing: The Veterinary Pathologist conducts necropsy and histopathology examinations of mammalian and, depending on interest and need, avian and poultry tissues and carcasses to determine cause of disease. The pathologist may be requested to act as backup for avian, reptile and amphibian cases. The pathologist may be asked to participate in the racehorse catastrophic breakdown program which consists of dissecting, identifying, describing and documenting lesions from horses with musculoskeletal failure at the race track. Depending on the need, the pathologist may need to participate with evaluating chronic wasting disease (CWD) and Scrapie immunohistochemistry. Data Entry, Interpretation, Results: The Veterinary Pathologist will enter the results from necropsy and biopsy cases in the Laboratory Information System (LIMS). The pathologist may be responsible for entering the results of CWD and or Scrapie immunohistochemistry results in the LIMS. The pathologist will coordinate multiply assigned cases when a pathology discipline is one of the assignments. Coordination of cases may consist of communication with the various sections of the laboratory, necropsy staff, diagnositicians, referral laboratories and clients to assure that requested testing is accurately completed and in a timeline manner. The pathologist is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness, in accordance to the TVMDL established/published turnaround time, of the completed report prior to delivery to the client. Client Communication: The Veterinary Pathologist is responsible for responding in a timely fashion to client calls about cases. The pathologist or designee is responsible for obtaining or clarifying client information when carcasses or tissue samples are delivered to or dropped off at the laboratory for processing in the necropsy and/or histopathology sections. Other pathologists and diagnosticians are available to secure information if the pathologist on duty is otherwise preoccupied when samples are being delivered to the laboratory. Quality Assurance & Safety: The Veterinary Pathologist is responsible for training on and adhering to the guidelines outlined in the most current Quality and Safety documents and procedures at TVMDL. SOPs, Procedures, Forms, Other Documentation: The Veterinary Pathologist is responsible for ensuring they are up to date on training to the most current SOPs. Training & Mentorship: The Veterinary Pathologist will mentor and train pathology residents and veterinary students as needed. Pathologists will mentor newly hired pathologists. Teamwork & Cooperation: The Veterinary Pathologist is a part of a team of pathologists at TVMDL. As such, the pathologist is encouraged to be collegial and seek help as necessary for difficult cases. Conversely, the pathologist is encouraged to share information as necessary for difficult cases. Other: Work shall be performed with adherence to federal, state, Texas A&M University System, and TVMDL safety rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Perform work in such a way as to not expose others or myself to hazards that are avoidable by reasonable and approved methods. Work in conjunction with Diagnostic Services and Marketing to actively promote new or modified tests, TVMDL services or other client-education topics by writing and/or editing copy, speaking at conferences or meetings, or participating in TVMDL-sponsored exhibit shows. Assist/host/lead programs for 4-H students, career fairs, student tours and other lab guests. YourMembership.Category: Healthcare, Keywords: Pathologist

Keywords: Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, College Station , Veterinary Pathologist, Healthcare , College Station, Texas

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