Senior Resident

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Senior Resident

Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College

Temporary full-time from May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2024
Hiring #: 2023-0152

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, infectious diseases, and immunology. The OVC Senior Resident position gives exposure to a broad experiential caseload that is expected to aid in the selected candidate’s preparation for the certifying examination in veterinary pathology. In addition, the position allows participation in a multiple weekly gross and histopathology rounds, access to 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, participation and/or presentation of case material at rounds (e.g., gross, microscopic), and various case discussions and presentations. Duties are approximately 50 % diagnostic and supervisory duty (including postmortem), 40 % microscopic evaluation of cases, and 10 % attendance and/or presentation at rounds.

The Senior Resident will be supervised by, and work with, a top-tier group of ACVP board-certified anatomic pathologists and interact with board certified clinical pathologists within the Department of Pathobiology and anatomic and clinical pathologists in the Animal Health Laboratory (totaling 25 board certified pathologists), as well as DVM students and DVSc students (residents), interns, graduate students, and specialists from the OVC Health Sciences Centre (HSC).

The anatomic pathology group provides diagnostic pathology support for the University of Guelph including submissions from the OVC HSC, including the Small Animal Clinic, Large Animal Clinic, Ruminant Field Service, and the Animal Cancer Centre, as well as experimental and laboratory 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 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 educational license is sufficient; this license will only apply during the duration of the residency at OVC). The cost of the license will be covered
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as attention to detail and time management skills

Salary: $42,500 per 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: 2023 03 01
Closing Date: 2023 04 05 (extended)