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"The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff. We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, members of the LGBTQA community, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities."

Current DVSc Positions in Pathobiology:

DVSc in Zoological Medicine and Pathology

Graduate Study in Zoological Medicine and Pathology

A three year Residency/Doctor of Veterinary Science graduate degree program in Zoological Medicine and Pathology, commencing September, 2016, is offered jointly by the Department of Pathobiology, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph and the Toronto Zoo, with funding provided by the Toronto Zoo.

Relevant preparatory education on topics including general and wildlife pathology, and diseases of non-domestic, aquatic and wildlife species is carried out at O.V.C. during the first 8 months. The resident is then based for 28 months at the Toronto Zoo, working in all aspects of the zoo veterinary program, under the supervision of the zoo's three veterinarians, two of whom are A.C.Z.M. Diplomates.

The Toronto Zoo houses over 5,500 specimens, including invertebrates and fish, in extensive outdoor and enclosed exhibits on a 700 acre site. In addition to clinical work, the resident carries out necropsies. Follow-up pathology is completed 1 day per week at Guelph working in consultation with O.V.C. faculty advisors.

There is a comprehensive examination in the area of Zoological Medicine and Pathology at the end of the second year of the program. A thesis describing the results of an applied research project must be defended successfully prior to graduation. Remuneration is commensurate with that of residents in comparable programs at the Ontario Veterinary College.

Applicants must possess a D.V.M. or equivalent qualification, and meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Guelph. Selection of the successful applicant is based on a combination of academic criteria, relevant interest and experience, referees' evaluations, and an assessment of the candidate's career goals and motivation. Internet-facilitated or telephone interviews may be conducted. Graduates have rewarding careers as administrators, clinicians and pathologists in zoos, academic institutions and government agencies in Canada, the USA, Australia and Europe.

Circumstances have resulted in a relatively short time line for advertising and accepting applications for the upcoming position. We are now accepting applications for the next opening, which commences September 2016.
Assessment of submissions will begin Monday November 30, 2015.

Further information on the program and detailed instructions for application are available on-line on the Pathobiology Graduate Students Opportunity Page under DVSc Positions at http://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/opportunities/graduate/#dvsc or from: The Graduate Program Assistant, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1; email - pathgrad@uoguelph.ca; phone (519) 824 4120, Ext. 54725. Applicants are encouraged to initially submit their application material electronically as outlined in the detailed application instructions. Official copies of supporting documents are required prior to our being able to make an offer to the successful candidate.

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Doctor of Veterinary Science in Anatomic Pathology

DVSc positions in Anatomic Pathology are available, beginning in January or May 2017, in the Department of Pathobiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  The DVSc program is a 3-year applied doctoral program that leads to eligibility for the certifying examination of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. It combines coursework, participation in necropsy and biopsy service, and an investigative research project that leads to a doctoral thesis.  A competitive stipend is awarded annually upon satisfactory progress.  Applicants must have a DVM or equivalent degree from an accredited school, a strong academic record, evidence of commitment to pathology, and eligibility to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario.  Successful completion of the NAVLE or equivalent is normally required. 

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2016, or until a suitable applicant is identified. Applications should be completed online at: 

https://horizon.ouac.on.ca/webapp/account.d2w/report?ident=ACCOUNT_DSP&merchant_rn=810327&action_id=choose

In addition, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of career goals, and three letters of reference. Application inquiries should be directed to Mrs. Donna Kangas (Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario N1G 2W1 Canada; phone: 519-824-4120 ext. 54725, fax 519-824-5930; e-mail pathgrad@uoguelph.ca).  Inquiries regarding the DVSc program should be directed to Dr. Jeff Caswell (jcaswell@uoguelph.ca).  Additional information is available at http://ovc.uoguelph.ca/pathobiology/graduate-studies/dvsc

The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among its faculty and staff.  We therefore particularly encourage applications from qualified aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and women.

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DVSc Position in Applied Avian Research

A 3-year training position in veterinary pathology with a focus on avian pathology is available commencing in January 2017 or May 2017 in the laboratory of Drs. Leonardo Susta and Nicole Nemeth, Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph. The program is designed for individuals seeking advanced training in anatomic veterinary pathology, combined with avian diagnostics and research experience, leading to eligibility for certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. The DVSc degree comprises formal coursework, a research project, general qualifying examination, and thesis.
The research portion of the project involves a retrospective case study of all pathologic diagnoses (post-mortem and biopsy) of psittacine birds submitted to the Ontario Veterinary College since 1995. The project entails creating an exhaustive list of diseases and frequencies (prevalence), review disease presentation, conduct descriptive epidemiology, and analyze cases for which only a presumptive or incomplete diagnosis was made. Additional laboratory testing will be conducted (immunohistochemistry, PCR for particular infectious diseases) for selected cases where a specific diagnosis was not reached.

Funding is for 3 years and dependent on satisfactory annual progress. Applicants with a strong academic record from an accredited veterinary school, evidence of interest in avian pathology/medicine, and eligibility to practice veterinary medicine in Ontario, are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted up to October 2016, or until a suitable candidate is selected.
For information on how to apply to the University of Guelph see:  https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/future. Applications must be completed online at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/apply.

General questions should be directed to Mrs. Donna Kangas, Graduate Program Assistant, OVC Graduate Program Services, Building 174, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON N1G 2W1, Canada; phone 519-824-4120 ext. 54725; e-mail (pathgrad@uoguelph.ca).  
Specific questions about the program may be directed to Drs. Leonardo Susta or Nicole Nemeth, Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph (lsusta@uoguelph.ca; nnemeth@uoguelph.ca).

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DVSc Graduate Program in Laboratory Animal Science

The Department of Pathobiology is offering a DVSc degree in Laboratory Animal Science, commencing September, 2017.

This doctoral program includes education and training in laboratory animal medicine and pathology, and research. The program will give candidates broad experience in laboratory animal science in Canada, leading to ACLAM certification eligibility. The Department of Pathobiology is committed to innovation in research.  Graduate research opportunities include, but are not limited to the study of infectious disease and mechanisms of disease resistance in laboratory and domestic species, toxicologic pathology, refinement of laboratory animal housing, and laboratory animal anesthesia and analgesia. The research program is designed to encourage independent thought, emphasizing experimental design and reasoning, data interpretation, and development of strong written and oral communication skills.

This program requires a qualifying examination and a thesis defended successfully prior to graduation. A stipend is awarded annually upon satisfactory progress. Applicants must possess a DVM or equivalent qualification, be eligible for full licensure in veterinary medicine in Ontario, and meet the academic standards for admission to the Faculty of Graduate

Studies at the University of Guelph. Candidates for this position also require a car. Selection of the successful applicant is based on a combination of academic criteria, relevant interest and experience, referees’ evaluations, and an assessment of the candidate’s career goals and motivation. Application forms and further information regarding graduate studies at the University of Guelph are available from the Department Web site http://www.ovc.uoguelph.ca/departments/#path

Deadline for DVSc application is March 31, 2017.

To apply, candidates need to complete an on-line application accessed via the Apply on Line link at http://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/graduatestudies/index.cfm?apply. In addition, applicants must submit a current CV and a statement of career goals. Three (3) letters of reference are required for this program. Specific queries about the program may contact:

Dr. Patricia Turner
Department of Pathobiology
University of Guelph
Guelph Ontario N1G 2W1
Tel: (519) 824-4120 ext 54497
Fax: (519) 824-5930
E-mail: pvturner@uoguelph.ca

General queries about graduate studies in the Department of Pathobiology should be directed to Mrs. Donna Kangas, Graduate Program Assistant, OVC Graduate Program Services, Building #174, University of Guelph, Guelph On, N1G 2W1 Canada.
tel: (519) 824-4120 ext. 54725; e-mail pathgrad or may be answered by visiting https://www.uoguelph.ca/graduatestudies/future/students

 

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