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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 265769-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Research Animal Care

Job Summary:

The Veterinary Pathologist works with the RARC veterinary team to provide diagnostic services for the research animal population on campus. This position will also provide research pathology services to investigators on a fee-for-service basis. The Veterinary Pathologist works with a small team of professionals within RARC and reports to the Manager of Comparative Pathology.

Responsibilities: Provides professional comparative and diagnostic pathology services and research support to veterinary professionals delivering quality veterinary care and research guidance. Develops and implements policies and operations for the pathology laboratory to ensure compliance with institutional policies, as well as federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Contributes to the field of laboratory animal veterinary medicine through academic output.
  • 15% Provides pathology expertise and research support to research investigators including advice concerning protocol development, anatomy, disease pathogenesis, sample necropsy collection procedures, and the modification and creation of innovative procedures to answer research hypotheses
  • 5% May provide expertise to other units in areas related to comparative and laboratory animal pathology, preliminary toxicologic pathology (for translational research), research animal necropsies, and histopathology
  • 5% Contributes to the formulation, evaluation, and determination of new aspects of the pathology program to ensure high quality animal care and research support
  • 50% Provides diagnostic services for colony and research subjects including complete gross post mortem and histologic evaluation of laboratory research animals, and consults and problem-solves with investigators, veterinarians, and research support staff as needed
  • 5% Ensures quality assurance of histology and pathology work
  • 5% Serves as a resource regarding other pathology expertise available at other institutions, such as corporate entities, external diagnostic laboratories, and pathologists at peer institutions
  • 5% Provides and participates in training and education in laboratory animal medicine and veterinary pathology to keep abreast of developments in the field and contribute to its advancement
  • 5% Contributes to the training of rotating residents, externs, and other visitors to the Comparative Pathology Lab.
  • 5% Provides training and guidance to student and other employees in the Comparative Pathology Lab as needed.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Terminal Degree


Three plus years in veterinary pathology work with a significant comparative and/or laboratory animal component required (Residency work accepted). Board certification with the ACVP preferred, but not required. Experience with biomedical swine and rodents preferred.


DVM - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $110,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Employees in this position can expect to receive benefits such as generous vacation and paid holidays, sick pay, competitive insurance and savings accounts, as well as many retirement benefits. Expected pay for this position is $110K to $124K depending on experience and qualifications.

Additional Information:

A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

The Veterinary Pathologist I must be able to comply with entry requirements for specialized animal facilities including, but not limited to health screening, periodic tuberculosis testing, vaccinations, and have the ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)(e.g. mask, respirator, etc.) as required by SOPs or policies.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to submit a resume and cover letter that describes your qualifications as they relate to the position.


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Official Title:

Veterinary Pathologist I(AN014)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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