Senior Resident

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Senior Resident

Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College

Temporary full-time from July 2, 2020 to June 30, 2021

Hiring #: 2020-0042

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

The Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in veterinary and comparative pathology, veterinary infectious diseases and immunology. The OVC Senior Residency position gives exposure to a broad experiential caseload that is expected to aid in the selected candidate’s preparation for any of the certifying examinations for a College of Veterinary Pathologists.  In addition, the position allows participation in numerous weekly gross and histopathology rounds, AFIP slide sets, and other boards study materials.

The Senior Resident is expected to be involved in all aspects of anatomic pathology including primary case responsibility, attendance and presentation of case material at rounds (e.g. gross, microscopic/biopsy, and oncology rounds), and various case discussions and presentations. Duties are approximately 50 % diagnostic and supervisory (including post mortem) duty, 40 % microscopic evaluation of cases, and 10 % attendance and presentation at gross and microscopy rounds and involvement in other case discussions and presentations.

The Senior Resident will be supervised by, and work with, a top tier group of anatomic pathologists with ACVP certification, and interact with equally skilled clinical pathologists within the Department of Pathobiology and anatomic and clinical pathologists in the Animal Health Laboratory (totaling 23 Board Certified Pathologists), as well as DVSc students (residents), interns and graduate students and specialists from the OVC Health Sciences Center (HSC).

The anatomic pathology group provides diagnostic pathology support for the University of Guelph including submissions from the HSC, including the Small Animal Clinic, Large Animal Clinic, Ruminant Field Service, Avian and Exotics Service and the Animal Cancer Center, as well as experimental animals and cases from the Toronto Zoo. Thus we provide a wide range of specialist pathology services and see a wide range of cases.


  • A veterinary degree (such as DVM) and ACVP, ECVP, or JCVP board eligibility is required (e.g. a DVSc degree program or equivalent or three years of an appropriate pathology residency training/ experience),
  • A license from the College of Veterinarians of Ontario (CVO) to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario is required (an education license is sufficient; this license will only apply during the duration of the residency at OVC.)
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail

Salary              $40,000.00 CAD /annum

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2020 01 27  
Closing Date: 2020 03 02