Full Professor in Pathobiology

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine


The University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes applications for a full time, Veterinary Clinical Pathologist at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Academic Clinician track. The intended start date of the position is early spring 2021. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret cytology and hematology specimens with timely preparation of pathology reports.
  • Active involvement in the diagnostic work-up of cases from a clinical pathology perspective.
  • Assist in training and teaching of both veterinary students, interns and residents.
  • Provide training and technical guidance to laboratory personnel in proper specimen processing and assessment techniques.
  • Participate in quality assurance and quality control programs.
  • Assist with development of laboratory tests and procedures.
  • Promote departmental camaraderie and develop diagnostic skills through regular participation in hospital and departmental rounds and continuing education.
  • There is no individual research requirement for this position, however, individual research projects can be pursued. In addition, our section often provides support for research studies requiring clinical pathology expertise.

Additional Opportunities

  • The successful candidate will the opportunity to lead major initiatives, including (1) the development of a Clinical Pathology Residency, (2) integration and full accreditation of all diagnostic laboratory environments at the School and (3) Expansion of Molecular diagnostics and precision medicine.

The University of Pennsylvania Ryan Veterinary Hospital is one of the nation’s busiest veterinary teaching hospitals with close to 33,000 small animal patient visits each year. The clinical pathology laboratory and cytology service support a busy internal and external caseload, comprised of cases from the small and large animal hospitals, local practices, and research cases. We benefit from the close interaction with the anatomic pathology service where challenging cases are reviewed collectively. The varied and busy caseload provides a great opportunity to utilize one’s diagnostic skill set. The successful candidate would join two other enthusiastic, supportive clinical pathologists and a fun, highly-skilled group of clinical pathology laboratory technicians, all as part of a larger, collaborative and cohesive diagnostic service with microbiology, parasitology, and anatomic pathology.



  • DVM/VMD or equivalent degree
  • Board certification in veterinary clinical pathology ACVP or ECVP.
  • Applicants with imminent prospects of board certification will also be considered (e.g. candidates sitting boards in 2021).
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to providing a quality product to submitting veterinarians and patients.
  • A collaborative mindset to foster a team-approach to teaching and service.